RSEA Statement of Values
All members of the RSEA Program – students, faculty, and staff – are a vital part of our community and are valued as unique individuals with the right to learn and work to their full potential.
RSEA students have diverse profiles and come from across the United States and around the world; many have lived or studied in countries of East Asia. Each student provides a valuable and enriching perspective to our community. RSEA is committed to actively creating a welcoming and inclusive space in which each of its members can thrive.
The RSEA program condemns discrimination and harassment of all types and adheres to Harvard University’s non-discrimination policies for students and employees, as well as Harvard University’s policy on sexual and gender-based harassment.
We are particularly dismayed by incidences of anti-Black and anti-Asian racist violence. We condemn racism in all its forms and have a responsibility to address inequities in our academic and local communities. As a program dedicated to research that furthers understanding and cooperation, we envision a better future. To actively work against racism and its nefarious effects is part of the mission of the RSEA program.
Civil discourse is essential for academic inquiry and understanding. Open discussion that is frank and respectful leads to a better understanding of academic materials and a clearer understanding of each other’s ideas.
All members of the RSEA community shall be treated with respect and are expected to treat others with respect.
You are welcome here. You belong here.