SHIELD stands for the Society of Hertie School for Inclusion, Equity, Liberty and Diversity.
SHIELD focuses on the intersectional nature of identity; crucially, this includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, and global identity.
SHIELD serves as a center for students of color to gather and find community.
Apart from advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion in academia, SHIELD delivers recommendations on policy design and hosts thematic events to bring forward dialogue.
SHIELD aims to educate the Hertie community on the importance of designing policy with marginalized groups in mind.
In our work, we promote and research policy solutions to issues of diversity, inclusion, and discrimination.
Leveraging student knowledge in policy and international affairs, we take a look at how to make the Hertie School a leader in Diversity & Inclusion.
To promote the issues and raise awareness of progressive solutions, we host events with expert speakers.