IARA News and Events

Upcoming and Previous Events

2022 Jan 31

Getting at the Root: Perspectives on Global Justice, Truth Telling and Accountability

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project and the Carr Center for Human Rights for a discussion with scholars studying processes and practices of global truth telling, repair, and justice from the fields of law, government, and political science. Through a lens of...

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2021 Nov 18

Overcoming Racism to Build a True Democracy: Two Authors Share the Way Forward

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Online event, registration required

Confronting racism directly and building a fully inclusive democracy are completely intertwined. Two authors with strong history in the democracy movement have recently written forcefully and personally on the subject. Heather McGhee served as President of Demos before writing the New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us, and Theodore Johnson, after serving twenty years in the military, is the Director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and the author of the just-published When the Stars Begin to Fall. Harvard Law...

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2021 Oct 14

2021 Truth and Transformation Conference

6:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The annual Truth and Transformation Conference is convened by Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

During this free, virtual conference, we invite you to join fellow advocates, organizers, scholars, students, and community members in engaging, challenging, and thoughtful conversations centered around this year's theme “Reflecting On A Year of Promises.” Looking back at a year or promises to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, at this year’s conference, we will ask: did organizations keep to their promises? What more work is there to be done? 

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IARA and Academic Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad In the News

From Words to Antiracist Action and Accountability

From Words to Antiracist Action and Accountability

December 8, 2021

LaChaun Banks, Ash Center Director for Equity and Inclusion, sat down with Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, housed at the Ash Center, to discuss leading organizations to antiracist change and accountability.

Our Top Spring 2021 Events

Our Top Spring 2021 Events

June 3, 2021
Each semester the Ash Center works to spark powerful new ideas, share innovative public-sector solutions, and discuss institutional reforms through our public events. We have never shied away from tough conversations — and this past semester was no different.  
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