In a time of rapid demographic and social change, the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging aims to foster institutions and societies where people of all backgrounds have a sense of belonging. A research center at one of the world's most diverse academic institutions, we aim to advance thought leadership on diversity, inclusion, and belonging; support the NYU Law community as it strives to live up to those values; and share expertise with external institutions.

What Makes Us Different

  • We are practical. Although we ground our work in rigorous scholarship, we develop and test all our ideas with organizations. We have worked with leading institutions across a range of industries including entertainment, financial services, law, pharmaceuticals, and technology.
  • We are shame-free. We combine hard heads with soft hearts, understanding that a culture of compassion is the only environment in which anyone will improve.
  • We strive for the universal. We believe lasting change will only occur when societies get beyond a zero-sum mindset and recognize that a culture of inclusion is better for everyone.
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Just Published
Say the Right Thing

In their new book, Say the Right Thing: How to Talk about Identity, Diversity, and Justice, Meltzer Center directors Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow provide a practical, shame-free guide for navigating conversations across our differences at a time of rapid social change.

Watch: Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow talk about the work of the Meltzer Center