The second episode of Blacks in America, Civil Rights – Past and Present, was designated as the first lectureship in the Mary Curtis Horowitz Speaker Series for Civic Engagement and Social Policy, and in collaboration with the University Library, highlighted library collections that address salient topics pertaining to civil right and social movements and policy.
The Brown School holds social justice and equity as guiding principles in our work, and these values direct our community’s efforts around diversity and inclusion. Leading in this area is a central feature of the Brown School’s history and mission, and we have achieved significant gains in cultivating a more diverse and inclusive environment.
Amplifying impact by connecting evidence to policy
Established by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Policy Institute is a center for public policy engagement. Our mission is to advance social and economic justice by working collaboratively to connect evidence-based policy solutions to public awareness, practitioner training, and policy decision-making.
The best findings from social work, public health and social policy intersect at the Brown School, creating an innovative academic environment and forging new solutions for social change. We are committed to using our values, expertise and research to make a maximum impact towards social, economic, health and racial equity — in the St. Louis region, across the nation and throughout the world.
The provost is the chief academic officer of Washington University in St. Louis, responsible for teaching, learning, scholarship, and research across the Danforth Campus and many areas of the medical school. Included in his purview are academic planning, budgeting, and facilities. University–wide curricular and co–curricular activities including undergraduate and graduate education, diversity, internationalization, and outreach are key issues of the provost. The provost is responsible for innovation and entrepreneurship on both campuses and collaborates with the other Executive Vice Chancellors on research and information technology for all seven schools. Holden Thorp became Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis on July 1, 2013. He is Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor and holds appointments in both chemistry and medicine.
Our mission is to build an inclusive, dynamic campus community that inspires innovation, leadership and academic excellence through equity and social justice.
This office focuses primarily on faculty diversity and development, consulting and collaborating with Washington University’s schools on their diversity and inclusion goals. Developing the academic pipeline, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is an important part of our efforts. We also work closely with other stakeholders at the university on a wide range of institutional initiatives and programs designed to support the university’s diversity values. We also partner closely with the university’s affinity and advocacy groups.