Blog Posts

  • Meet The Fellowship Directors: Claudia Salmerón Of The Central America Leadership Initiative
    In 2004, several entrepreneurs aware of the problems of corruption, poverty and inequality that affected the Central American region had the vision to create a leadership program modeled after the Henry Crown Fellowship. They founded the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI)  with the mission to foster inclusive development in the region ... more
  • Meet The Fellowship Directors: Spring Fu Of The China Fellowship
    The China Fellowship Program (established in 2013) aims to select and energize China’s business leaders to move from success to significance by encouraging them to give back to their communities. Each Fellow in the program has been selected because they have achieved real success in their careers and, yet, are at a point in their lives where they'd ... more
  • Meet The Fellowship Directors: Tim El-Hady Of The Middle East Leadership Initiative
    The Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI) was launched in 2009 with the mission to foster enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues among the incoming generation of regional leaders. One of these leaders, from MELI’s inaugural class, is Tim Hatem El-Hady, who now ... more
  • Meet the Fellowship Directors: Crystal Hayling of the Environment Leaders Fellowship
    In 2007 the Aspen Institute launched the Catto Environmental Fellowship to develop and connect creative and collaborative leaders committed to environmental stewardship. Currently being relaunched, the Environment Leaders Fellowship will convene a new generation of Fellows with the same entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to solutions. ... more
  • The 2017 RAAF Topical Dialogues
    Topical dialogues are created for participants, by participants. There are 3 rotations of interactive roundtable sessions with up to 12 session topics to select from. These dialogues are different from typical “panel” discussions: 3-4 featured speakers set the stage for a full dialogue with up to 25 participants. Each featured speaker has no more ... more
  • Join The Aspen Institute's Socrates Program For Its 2017 Winter Seminars
    Are you looking to get back around a seminar table? Consider attending one of the Socrates Program's three winter seminar offerings this Februray in Aspen! See details about the experience and how you can join below!    The Aspen Institute's Socrates Program provides a forum for emerging leaders (approximately ages 28-45) from various professions ... more
  • Finance Leaders Fellowship Featured On Wharton’s Dollars And Change Radio Show
    Managing Director Jennifer Simpson visited her alma matter to discuss the Finance Leaders Fellowship in depth with Wharton's Dollars and Change radio show. Dollars and Change is a weekly broadcast that highlights individuals and organizations who are using their business smarts to change lives. Covering topics from what makes the ideal ... more
  • 2016 John P. McNulty Prize Winner - Dr. Amy Crockett
    We are pleased to announce this year's winner of the $100,000 John P. McNulty Prize , Dr. Amy Crockett of the Liberty Fellowship .     Amy is being honored for her transformative work that is drastically improving birth outcomes in South Carolina, and influencing the way healthcare is delivered across the nation. Every year in the United States, more ... more
  • Weaving A Future Of Hope For Women
    Meet  Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow  and 2016 McNulty Prize Laureate Mukti Datta, a rural development advocate who has pioneered a self-sustaining, replicable model of weaving cooperatives that is poised to scale across India's Himalayan region and transform the lives of thousands of women. by Mukti Datta India is blessed with a philosophy and way of ... more
  • Teaching Gangs A New Way To Hustle
    Instead of beefing up law enforcement in Panama city's old quarter, real estate developer CALI Fellow and McNulty Laureate KC Hardin chose to work with entire gang hierarchies to demobilize and bring all of their members into the formal economy. more