Blog Posts

  • A Love Letter To The Next Generation
    A Love Letter To The Next Generation
    The last day of the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum coincided with the anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Throughout the program, participants carefully reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to meet “the fierce urgency of now,” and what it means to be a global citizen. Hildegard Vasquez , a Central America ... more
  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
    Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
    “Justice delayed is justice denied” is an ancient legal concept, but it’s been cast in stark relief in the last few months. The new pressures of the current pandemic have heightened the reality of inequality and injustice. Systems that most of the world contently ignored have reached a breaking point—or, perhaps, a boiling point. Now is the time that ... more
  • What Happens When Leaders Sit With Discomfort
    What Happens When Leaders Sit With Discomfort
    Immediate action. Given the confluence of a global pandemic, crumbling economies and livelihoods, and reckonings on widespread racial inequities, that is what the world needs. It is also the reason the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum chose Martin Luther King Jr.’s words “the fierce urgency of now” as its theme. Since 2013, Fellows of the Aspen Global ... more
  • Supporting Global Efforts To Address The COVID-19 Crisis
    Supporting Global Efforts To Address The COVID-19 Crisis
    When crisis strikes and the situation requires the few to respond swiftly to protect the interests of the many, high-integrity, purpose-driven leadership makes all the difference. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellows stepped up to act and meet the needs of their communities. Many Fellows ... more
  • 2019 AGLN Highlights Report
    2019 AGLN Highlights Report
    Dear Friends, The world has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic collapse have thrown into sharp relief the need for informed, values-based leadership around the world. The Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network are meeting this unprecedented moment and, in so doing, also are demonstrating the power of our model.  Whether ... more
  • Join Us On The Journey: Why Leadership Matters In The Global Finance Industry
    Join Us On The Journey: Why Leadership Matters In The Global Finance Industry
    CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY  and discover why leadership matters in the global finance industry   We invite you to join us on the journey, first by following the inspiring stories of our Fellows and our community. Then, we hope you will consider how you can play a larger role in ensuring our proven program flourishes for the good of our global ... more
  • Stepping Up In Lebanon
    Stepping Up In Lebanon
    On October, 17th 2019, Lebanon saw a series of protests led by the people that called for political and economic reform. What could be characterized as a political revolution creating intense civil unrest became the backdrop when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Without a stable government structure, civil society has stepped in to fill the gaps.  Eight ... more
  • Applying Lessons Learned From A Storm On Mount Everest To COVID-19
    Applying Lessons Learned From A Storm On Mount Everest To COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic is like the storm my daughter Deeya and I faced on the North side of Mount Everest on May 14, 2018. We were climbing in the  so called ‘death zone’ at about 8000 meters and the weather deteriorated suddenly. The temperature dropped to -50 degrees Celsius with the windchill and it became a battle for survival. While I was a nervous ... more
  • Ensuring Care For Dialysis Patients During A Pandemic
    Ensuring Care For Dialysis Patients During A Pandemic
    When the lockdown was announced, I handed over my professional responsibilities as CEO to the CFO of my company so that I could dedicate my time and resources towards the cause of those most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. I have been on the board of trustees of Bangalore Kidney Foundation (BKF) for 15 years. In November 2019, the trust started a new ... more
  • 2020 Braddock Scholars Announced
    2020 Braddock Scholars Announced
    We’re excited to announce the selection of the 2020  Braddock Scholars .  Please join us in congratulating Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network who will be joining the Braddock Scholars Program for the upcoming year. These Fellows have a big vision to make a transformational impact on society by bringing their venture to ... more