At our November board meeting, the RBF Board of Trustees approved a new statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that acknowledges our personal and institutional roles in the history of oppression that we are seeking to dismantle.
Oma Lee and Danxi Shen, young professionals from China’s growing philanthropic sector, who spent six months in the United States as the 2018 Richard Rockefeller Fellows.
It is our hope that the one-time fellowship—and the academic collaboration it facilitates—will inspire the resumption of government-support for future people-to-people exchanges between the China and the United States.
In a statement, RBF President Stephen Heintz writes, "The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday was distinctly un-American and an affront to our system of democratic government. Politicians who supported or enabled, actively or tacitly, this insurrection must be held to account."