Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. A graduate of Harvard (AB summa cum laude), Oxford (MSc as a Rhodes Scholar) and Yale (JD), he specializes in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature. He is the author of three books: Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights; A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice; and Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial. Yoshino has published in major academic journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. He has also written for more popular forums, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He makes regular appearances on radio and television programs, such as NPR, CNN, PBS and MSNBC. In 2011, Yoshino was elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers for a six-year term (serving as President of that body in the 2016-17 academic year). He also serves on the Board of the Brennan Center for Justice and on the External Advisory Panel for Diversity and Inclusion for the World Bank Group. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, including the Podell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014, the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award in 2016, and an honorary degree from Pomona College in 2018. He is currently working on a book with David Glasgow, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2022, on the topic of how to have diversity conversations.
David Glasgow is the Executive Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. In his role at the center, he develops and executes educational programs on diversity and inclusion for internal and external clients, coordinates a speaker series and other events on contemporary diversity and inclusion issues, and manages the center's general operations. He has taught courses at the Law School on leadership, diversity, and inclusion, and is currently working on a book with Kenji Yoshino, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2022, on the topic of how to have diversity conversations. David graduated with a BA in philosophy and an LLB (First Class Honors) from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from NYU School of Law, where he received the David H. Moses Memorial Prize and the George Colin Award. Prior to joining the center, he practiced employee relations and anti-discrimination law in Melbourne, Australia, and then served as an Associate Director of the Public Interest Law Center at NYU School of Law.
Jessica Moldovan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law where she teaches the course Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion with Kenji Yoshino. She previously served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Before joining the Center, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Cheryl Ann Krause on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Allyne R. Ross on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She has worked at the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Educational Opportunities Section. Jessica is a graduate of NYU School of Law where she received the Vanderbilt Medal for her contributions to the law school (Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, cum laude), Trinity College Dublin (MPhil in Gender & Women's Studies as a George Mitchell Scholar, First Class Honors), and Yale (BA in History, magna cum laude). Jessica will be joining Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein as an associate in the fall.
Schele Williams is a Brooklyn-based director committed to cultivating new musicals, as well as directing and producing devised work. She has directed at numerous regional theatres across the country and New Works festivals including NAMT, NYMTF and Theatreworks Palo Alto. Schele re-conceived and directed the 2017/2018 Motown National Tour. Her Broadway credits include Associate Director of Motown The Musical and Associate Choreographer for Rent on Broadway, National and International touring companies. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele has directed numerous Broadway events including: The People’s State of the Union (starring Common, Andra Day, John Leguizamo, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes); Uprising of Love (starring Sting and Patti LuPone) for global equality; Defying Inequality (starring Liza Minnelli and Ben Vereen); a benefit for marriage equality for which she received a New York City proclamation; and From Broadway to Bourbon Street, a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina (starring Bernadette Peters and David Hyde Pierce). Schele is the director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging’s theatre-based education and training programs. In addition, Schele is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices and serves as Chairman of the Board.