Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

The Science, Health and Engineering Policy and Diplomacy Initiative (SPDI) is committed to creating and ensuring an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of backgrounds, experience, and future commitment of all SPDI participants. Following the essence and core goals of science diplomacy, SPDI views diversity, equity, and inclusion as major strengths and indispensable sources of excellence--but ones that require constant recommitment. SPDI organizers recognize that the professional workplace can mirror broader systemic failures in society, especially inequality, oppression, and exclusion. As a result, SPDI promotes open, civic, and respectful debate and dialogue that serve to redress historic and current inequities while contributing meaningfully to future social justice. SPDI eschews discrimination and forcefully rejects hate-speech and other forms of intolerance.

Please contact us prior to the conference with any concerns you may have so that we can arrange reasonable accommodations to ensure your full participation. The conference venue is wheelchair accessible throughout the facility and service animals are permitted.