6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Promoting Diversity in Our Nation’s Think Tanks: Which Way Forward?

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The Urban Institute, The Wilson Center, and UC Riverside School of Public Policy are pleased to host an important conversation on how best to improve diversity in our nation’s think tanks. We will discuss the problem of lack of gender and racial diversity in research and leadership positions. And we will discuss concrete solutions—either those already underway, or additional strategies that need to be crafted and deployed. Participants will include think tank executives, human resources staff, intern program coordinators, and members of alumni and staff associations in the Washington, D.C. area.


  • Andrew Selee

    Former Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
    President, Migration Policy Institute
  • Karthick Ramakrishnan

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California-Riverside
  • Sam Fulwood

    Director of Leadership Institute, Center for American Progress
  • Denise Riebman

    Director of Career Development, George Washington University
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell

    President, Urban Institute