Afternoon of Engagement

On April 5, 2017 students, staff and scholars gathered for a university-wide reflection and discovery workshop, an Afternoon of Engagement. Utilizing story-telling and small-group conversations, community members explored what inclusion and belonging mean for our campus and generated solutions.

Creating greater experiences of inclusion and belonging is essential for Harvard’s community members to thrive and flourish; creating a supportive environment for better academic, professional and personal growth begins with conversation and discovery, and there is no endpoint in our goal.



Danielle S. Allen
Co-chair, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
James Bryant Conant University Professor
Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Drew Gilpin Faust
President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

Stories of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Danielle S. Allen

Kalan Chang
Manager for Overseas Financial Operations, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Katrina Armstrong
Member, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Scott Abell
Member, Harvard University Board of Overseers

Eden Girma
Harvard College Class of 2018

Achieving Inclusion and Belonging: One Decision at a Time

Frances Frei
Member, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management, Harvard Business School
Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, Harvard Business School

Archon Fung
Co-chair, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School
Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School