DEI Committee Announcement

Dear ISR Community,

I am pleased to announce the members of the ISR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Implementation Committee and invite all of you to an event unveiling the ISR DEI Strategic Plan on October 13.
Many Voices. Our Michigan.
The Implementation Committee is comprised of representatives from each of the Centers and CIS and will meet regularly. I would like to thank Rita Bantom (ICPSR), Philippa Clarke (SRC), Derek Moss (CIS), Yioryos Nardis (CPS), Sharan Sharma (MPSM), Marlene Smith (SRC) and Robert Taylor (RCGD) for agreeing to join Sarah Burgard and Nichole Burnside on the committee.

You will have a chance to meet some of the committee members and discuss the DEI Strategic Plan at our kick-off event on Thursday, October 13, from 12-1 p.m. in the Thompson Building Room 1430. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP using this RSVP link. We recommend arriving a few minutes early so that we can begin on time. A companion evening event will be held at ISR – Perry on a later date.

To learn more about the DEI initiative, visit our new DEI website at The ISR draft DEI plan is available at Questions or comments can be sent to or anonymously at To learn more about the U-M overall planning process visit



David Lam
Director, Institute for Social Research
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Michigan; 734-763-2491

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