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  • A Message From Moderators: Advice on Having Challenging Conversations
    A Message From Moderators: Advice on Having Challenging Conversations
    With the holidays upon us, you might find yourselves engaged in difficult conversations with loved ones that challenge your convictions (and patience). How might you ensure these exchanges are respectful and meaningful, while staying rooted in your own core values? Try approaching them as a moderator would. Watch this short video with advice from ... more
  • View the replay of the Boston Fed’s conference on Fintech and Financial Inclusion
    View the replay of the Boston Fed’s conference on Fintech and Financial Inclusion
    FinTech, Financial Inclusion – and the Potential to Transform Financial Services A conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program on  October 17, 2018 Finance Leaders Fellow '17  Aparna Ramesh , CFO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, as part of her leadership venture led a ... more
  • Announcing The Winner Of The 2018 John P. McNulty Prize
    Announcing The Winner Of The 2018 John P. McNulty Prize
    We are pleased to announce this year's winner of the John P. McNulty Prize, Mehrdad Baghai of the Henry Crown Fellowship.   Watch this video about Mehrdad, the inspiration behind High Resolves and the impact of the program is having on students around the world. Mehrdad is being honored for creating High Resolves, which delivers learning experiences ... more
  • Beyond Fearless Leadership: Moving Impact Forward
    Beyond Fearless Leadership: Moving Impact Forward
    This summer I joined four other Fellows from my Henry Crown Fellowship class (2011) along with hundreds of inspiring leaders from around the world at the Action Forum, to explore the theme of “Fearless Leadership.” Throughout the week, as I moved between thought-provoking sessions, rekindled old friendships, and sparked new connections, we ... more
  • Highlights From The 2018 Resnick Aspen Action Forum
    Highlights From The 2018 Resnick Aspen Action Forum
    Last week, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum provided participants a pause from their daily routines and the space for them to re-center on their values with a group of trusted peers. The theme, Fearless Leadership, gave those gathered in Aspen – our largest ever with 340 adults and nearly 100 youth – the chance to reflect on the role that fear and ... more
  • Putin Target Bill Browder Explains Why He Isn’t Living in Fear
    Putin Target Bill Browder Explains Why He Isn’t Living in Fear
    At the press conference following the controversial Helsinki summit, President Vladimir Putin singled out only one person he wanted to be sent to Russia for questioning: Bill Browder. The American-born businessman and long-time critic of the Kremlin spoke at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum on Friday. In conversation with CNN anchor and Henry Crown ... more
  • Institute President Dan Porterfield On Privilege And The Power Of Networks
    Institute President Dan Porterfield On Privilege And The Power Of Networks
    When Dan Porterfield was asked to be the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute he was struck with genuine fear. After spending seven and a half years at the helm of Franklin & Marshall College, he had grown to love the institution, its students, faculty, and staff, and the work they were doing together to advance educational justice. To move to ... more
  • Global Youth Leaders Offer Advice on Living Fearlessly
    Global Youth Leaders Offer Advice on Living Fearlessly
    Leadership and courage are not determined by age. On Friday evening at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum , Adria Goodson, chief program officer of the Pahara Institute, spoke with five young leaders from across the globe— Annabel Lee from China, Isaiah Son Pather from South Africa, Salvador Gomez Colon from Puerto Rico, Daniel Mills from Florida, and ... more
  • How To Practice Moral Leadership
    How To Practice Moral Leadership
    On Thursday evening, David Brooks, e xecutive director at the Aspen Institute, Indrani Bagchi, diplomatic editor of the Times of India , and Felix Maradiaga, a leading human rights activist in Nicaragua, discussed how to become a courageous leader at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Their conversation was moderated by Kristen Grimm, founder and ... more
  • Philanthropy With Purpose At The 2018 McNulty Prize Announcement
    Philanthropy With Purpose At The 2018 McNulty Prize Announcement
    Four laureates for the 11 th annual John P. McNulty Prize, awarding extraordinary individuals who have effectively leveraged their expertise and entrepreneurialism to create meaningful change across the world, were announced at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum Wednesday night. "This year’s laureates are amazing, singular, inspiring people,” ... more