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 to inoculate students against hatred and galvanize them to take action in their communities. Co-founded with his wife Roya, High Resolves is bringing immersive, experiential citizenship education to thousands of youth across Australia, North America, Asia and South America. 

“Around the world, we are seeing a rise in hateful discourse in communities and at the highest levels," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, chair of the McNulty Prize jury. "High Resolves is tackling these pressing issues head on by training the next generation to resist propaganda and division and stand up for what’s right. It is a program we urgently need right now.”

What began 13 years ago in a single school, is now in over 350 schools across Australia, and expanded to hubs in Oakland and New Orleans, and in Canada, China and Brazil. In Australia alone, the program has engaged over 200,000 young people, or 4% of all high school students, and is on track to reach 50% of all Australian high schoolers in the next five years, impacting the next generation at an unprecedented scale.

For more on the inspiration and methods behind High Resolve's unique program and mission, check out Mehrdad's impact story and read the announcement press release.

Please join us in congratulating Mehrdad and the other Laureates by using #McNultyPrize on Twitter and Facebook! 

The McNulty Prize award ceremony will take place on November 7. Tune in on The Aspen Institute's Facebook page for coverage of an interview with Mehrdad and CEO and President of the Aspen Institute, Dan Porterfield, as well as a live Q&A with Mehrdad before the event.
Posted by Samantha Cherry on Oct 24, 2018 12:17 PM America/Denver