• Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization, 81 Wall Street
  • Sze Tsung Leong, Nagasaki I, 2008 © Sze Tsung Leong, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
  • J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship (1840). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Sze Tsung Leong, La Merced, Quito, 2010 © Sze Tsung Leong, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York


The Initiative on Race Gender and Globalization (IRGG) at Yale University was established at the beginning of the 2004-2005 academic year with the support of the Office of the Provost. The IRGG seeks to internationalize the undergraduate and graduate curricula through scholarly events, conferences, and courses that foster intellectual exchange across geographic borders, academic fields, and political perspectives.

Over the past decade the IRGG has created space for the Yale community to think critically and cross culturally about the constitution of globalization in politics, the arts, economics, and history. By establishing relationships with departments, programs, and research centers across campus, the IRGG has nurtured forms of interdisciplinarity and global awareness necessary to understand existing and emergent political issues, transitions in economic markets, and identity formations in our globalized world.