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  • The 2019 Edition Of The Summit: The Journey From Thought To Action - The Magazine Of The AGLN
    The 2019 Edition Of The Summit: The Journey From Thought To Action - The Magazine Of The AGLN
    Download the Digital Edition   Fellows are stepping up to lead all around the world. Learn how in the 2019 edition of Summit: The Journey from Thought to Action , the magazine of the AGLN. The five feature stories are: Taking Aim: Your Pledge to Act - An Action Pledge is a public commitment to action AGLN Fellows take at the Action Forum each year. Hear from ... more
  • Perched On The Shoulders Of Giants: Honoring The Three Founding AGLN Moderators
    Perched On The Shoulders Of Giants: Honoring The Three Founding AGLN Moderators
    From left to right: Skip Battle, Keith Berwick, and Ben Dunlap. A reflection from David Langstaff , Executive Vice President, Leadership Division Over the years, our seminars and programs have built on the vision and leadership of Mortimer Adler, Robert Maynard Hutchins, and Jim O’Toole. Today, our moderators benefit from the experience, art, and ... more
  • Announcing The New Vice President Of The AGLN
    Announcing The New Vice President Of The AGLN
    We are thrilled to announce that our friend and colleague John Simpkins has accepted our offer to serve as the new Vice President, Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute more
  • Announcing The 2019 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates
    Announcing The 2019 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates
    Today, the Aspen Institute and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the 12th annual John P. McNulty Prize Laureates, five extraordinary individuals who have leveraged their expertise, experience, and networks to build and lead transformative social impact ventures.   more
  • Announcing The 2019 Recipients Of The McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund
    Announcing The 2019 Recipients Of The McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund
    The McNulty Foundation and Aspen Global Leadership Network are excited to announce the recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund awards $75,000 in total to five exceptional organizations led by AGLN Fellows that have demonstrated significant momentum in the early stages of their development, with great potential to scale or ... more
  • And Justice For All: Health Innovators Reveal What's Missing In Health Care
    And Justice For All: Health Innovators Reveal What's Missing In Health Care
    This June, Health Innovators Fellows will be back in Aspen to lead a session at  Aspen Ideas: Health   (formerly  Spotlight Health ), the opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. The session,  "And Justice For All: Health Innovators Reveal What's Missing in Health Care,"  will highlight the work of these Fellows and provide a rapid-fire ... more
  • Fellows On Moral Courage At The Skoll World Forum
    Fellows On Moral Courage At The Skoll World Forum
    “Moral courage comes with the joining of mind and the joining of the heart.” -  Hildegard Vasquez In our relentless pursuit of the possible, the journey toward change can be slow, unkind, and personally demanding. Cynics may question, challengers may contest, broken systems may resist. It takes bold leadership and courage to sustain us. In a session ... more
  • Highlights From The 2018/19 Leading In An Era Of Globalization Seminar Cycle
    Highlights From The 2018/19 Leading In An Era Of Globalization Seminar Cycle
    This year’s Leading in an Era of Globalization seminar cohorts gathered in six unique locations around the world to pause and reflect on their roles as leaders in an increasingly globalized world. From Hong Kong to Panama, 121 Fellows from 12 countries and seven Fellowships were met for the first time and were introduced to a diverse range of viewpoints ... more
  • Announcing 2019 Braddock Scholars
    Announcing 2019 Braddock Scholars
    We’re excited to announce the selection of the 2019 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
  • Highlights From The Challenge Of Leadership Seminars
    Highlights From The Challenge Of Leadership Seminars
    Think back to your first seminar,  The Challenge of Leadership . The magic of the room and the first time you were meeting classmates; people who would become lifelong advisors and friends. Throughout the fall, seven AGLN Fellowship classes launched, sending 134 new Fellows on their journey thinking about their role and responsibility as leaders. ... more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fearless Leaders Kick Off The 2018 Resnick Aspen Action Forum
    Fearless Leaders Kick Off The 2018 Resnick Aspen Action Forum
    The world is in need of bold leaders— those undaunted by the challenges of globalization, migration, automation, isolation, and the unknown. These leaders remain calm in the face of relentless pressure and maintain their moral compasses when core values are questioned. This year’s Resnick Aspen Action Forum  is dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless ... more