Hill Diversity


Joint Center Speaks to Yale Law Students

On April 5, Don Bell, Director of the Black Talent Initiative, spoke to Yale law students about the importance of increasing political inclusion and diversity. He highlighted the Joint Center’s past efforts in this area and upcoming initiatives.

Don also shared successful strategies carried out by the Joint Center that led to major wins such as increasing the number of Senate staffers of color, the adoption of the “Rooney Rule” for staff hiring by Senate Democrats, and the public education effort that led Senator Doug Jones to hire Dana Gresham, one of only three African American Senate Chiefs of Staff.


About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.