The International Security Program (ISP) is building on efforts underway across CSIS to effectively integrate diverse perspectives into our work. CSIS’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion drives greater innovation and strengthens its core mission to advance practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.

Additive to these Center-wide efforts, ISP is executing a focused action plan to hold itself accountable for meeting specific diversity, equity, and inclusion benchmarks. The plan will be updated annually, accounting for progress made, failures observed, and other lessons learned.

This page contains the most recent ISP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, associated data, and related information and resources.

ISP includes the Defense Industrial Initiatives Group, the Project on Nuclear Issues, the Aerospace Security Project, the Defense Budget Analysis Project, the Missile Defense Project, the Transnational Threats Project, the Defending Democratic Institutions Project, the Risk and Foresight Group, the Cooperative Defense Project, the Smart Women Smart Power Initiative, and several independent scholars.

ISP Staff Demographic Data

Beginning July 2020, ISP will make staff demographic data publicly available and will update the data on an annual basis. The most recent ISP staff demographics information can be found below.

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*This Equal Employment Opportunity data was voluntarily provided by employees and interns during their orientation at CSIS. It represents resident, permanent employees as of July 7, 2020, and interns from January 1, 2019, to July 7, 2020, in ISP. As part of our efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive organization, CSIS also informally tracks several other dimensions of diversity, including LGBTQ+ and people with visible and invisible disabilities.