The Urban Institute’s mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. To advance our mission, we must attract and support a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, talents, and thought. We must work harder to recruit and retain talented people who can provide insights and solutions for an increasingly multifaceted society. We must think intentionally about how we can learn from and speak to audiences that reflect the rich diversity of America’s communities, and we must foster a culture where employees from different backgrounds and perspectives enjoy mutual respect, inclusivity, and collegiality. These efforts are critical to the health, vibrancy, and relevance of our institution and, most important, to the excellence of our research.
To learn more, read a letter from our president, Sarah Rosen Wartell, on our commitment to greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at Urban.