Data + Donuts // Stephen Leonelli on designing data-driven programs for LGBTQI+ inclusive policy

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In accordance with HKS’ updated COVID-19 policies, we are able to welcome more in-person attendees, including a limited number of visitors, to our last Data + Donuts event of the semester. We will also be able to enjoy donuts and coffee in person. Our speaker will always join us via Zoom.

Stephen Leonelli (he/she/she) is an advocate for human rights, inclusion and empowerment of LGBTQI+ people, sex workers, people who use drugs, people living with HIV and of all marginalized and historically underrepresented groups. Since 2005, Stephen has worked in LGBTQI+ and HIV advocacy organizations in Charlottesville, Beijing, Brussels and Oakland, supporting capacity building and grantmaking for local networks and increasing the evidence base for programs and initiatives. effective LGBTQI+ policies. Stephen is currently a program analyst for the LGBTQI+ portfolio at the Inclusive Development Hub within the Office for Development, Democracy, and Innovation at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Stephen holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School (2016) and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

In this session of Data + Donuts, Stephen will talk about designing data-driven programs for LGBTQI+ inclusive policy – ​​including how “data-driven” in this context may differ from other policy areas.

Data + Donuts is a learning and discussion group that provides a welcoming space to critically address data and societal issues. Since fall 2018, HKS Library & Knowledge Services has hosted bi-monthly events featuring researchers and data practitioners facilitating conversations around their area of ​​expertise. Subscribe to the D+D mailing list on the HKS website. For a list of upcoming events, visit the HKS Events Calendar.

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