Blog Posts

  • AGLN At Aspen Ideas Festival & Spotlight Health
      We like to say that summers in Aspen begin with "Ideas" and end with "Action." Presented in partnership with The Atlantic , the Aspen Institute annually produces the Aspen Ideas Festival , convening thought leaders from around the world and across disciplines to engage in dialogue around the ideas and issues that shape the world today. Among those ... more
  • Fellows Overcoming Adversity: The Panchachuli Flood
    Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow Mukti Datta is the Managing Director of Panchachuli Women Weavers in Almora, Uttarakhand, located in northern India. She started Panchachuli to change the fundamental economics behind traditional societies where women were not educated or respected as equals. Women who joined transitioned from unpaid work like ... more
  • Around The Institute: Exploring The Promise And Perils Of Tech
    Technological advancement has allowed humanity to rise to great heights, though flying too close to the sun has its risks. But we can both be aware of the possible pitfalls of the future of technology while also recognizing incredible opportunities. Many Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network have an eye for finding these opportunities. ... more
  • Around The Institute: Protecting The Free Press
    May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day, a day dedicated to the importance of freedom of the press and to reminding governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression. These principals of the free press are integral to many Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Additionally, these principals are also core aspects of ... more
  • Highlights From The "Globalization" Seminars
    Alchemists of old searched the four corners of the earth for the ingredients to transmute lead into gold. They believed that if you mixed the right elements, you could create magic; but they were never able to find the right formula. Fortunately for us, the formula of the " Leading in an Era of Globalization " seminars — the third in the series of four ... more
  • Around The Institute: Aspen Addressing Global Affairs
    The Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network tackle the wide variety of issues of our ever-changing world. The theme of the 2017 Resnick Aspen Action Forum ("The Great Re-Set") reflects this by encouraging Fellows to reexamine the conventional wisdom on how to approach the hurdles of the modern era. Our colleagues around the Aspen Institute ... more
  • From Problems To Opportunities: Fellows Bridging Gender Gaps
    According to a Chinese proverb, women hold up half the sky. But in a world where systemic inequalities persist – ones that often disadvantage women and girls – how do we ensure that all people are able to stand firmly on the same ground? When Fellows look around, they see lots of things that need fixing. For those interested in leveling the playing field ... more
  • Action Pledge Update: Reimagining Conservation
    From helping to heal deep divides between communities, to helping villages implement their own solutions to manage their shared resources, Fellows in the Aspen Global Leadership network are reshaping what it means to fight for environmental justice. Learn about the progress these Fellows have made on their Aspen Action Pledges.      Rodel Fellow ... more
  • Darren Walker Joins The McNulty Prize Jury
    Mr. Walker at a Ford Foundation reception at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The McNulty Foundation is pleased to welcome Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, to the McNulty Prize jury. Mr. Walker will join former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international development expert Brizio ... more
  • 5 Things You Should Know About The McNulty Prize
    By Johnny McNulty. This year, the 10th annual John P. McNulty Prize will be awarded, recognizing the best in impact and leadership from Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows and their ventures. If you are thinking about applying , here are 5 things you should know: 1. You don’t have to quit your day job. All Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership ... more
  • Fellow Spotlight: Women In Business
    On International Women's Day , it is important to both celebrate the women who are championing social good in the business sphere and to recognize efforts to empower women in business. At the 2016 Resnick Aspen Action Forum, three female business leaders spoke on the importance of using their platforms to promote progress and inclusivity. One of these ... more
  • The Power Of Peers: Apply For A Peer Consultancy
    So you’ve hit a roadblock. The process of taking a venture from idea to reality can be a bumpy road. And it can be a lonely one – if you don't have a trusted team to help you get through. When it comes to addressing challenges facing your Aspen venture, we know that a safe space for reflection, discussion and advice is critical. How often can you take a step back ... more
  • Meet The Fellowship Directors
      We are excited to introduce you to the newest Fellowship directors within the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Learn more about their professional journeys and visions for their Fellowships!   Bridging Cultures - See why Spring Fu , managing director of the China Fellowship Program , hopes that sharing the stories of the China Fellows will ... 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
  • Announcing: The 2017 Class Of Henry Crown Fellows
    Today, we are happy to announce our 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows! The Henry Crown Fellowship mobilizes a new breed of leaders, all under the age of 45, to tackle the world’s most intractable problems. All are proven entrepreneurs, mostly from the world of business, who have reached a point in their lives where, having achieved success, they are ... more
  • 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
  • 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