Saturday, August 22, 10:00AM EDT

 
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Calling for a Moral Revolution | In Partnership with the McNulty Foundation

The Fierce Urgency of Now calls for “moral imagination” and the cultivation of character, alongside a reexamination of the types of “hard skills” that leaders need now. While we know that many of our old and current institutions have run their course, we have not reimagined what they need to become. And because there is no roadmap, we can only hold onto a moral compass. That, says Henry Crown Fellow Jacqueline Novogratz, is the beginning of the moral revolution, driven by the humility to see the world as it is and the audacity to imagine what it could be. In this moment of such peril and possibility, what if we could tap into the moral reckonings that are being propelled to the surface to build a world reimagined? Join us we kick off the Action Forum with Fellows using their moral imaginations to take action on COVID-19 followed by an in-depth conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz. Hosted in partnership with the McNulty Foundation.

 
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Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE 
Middle East Leadership Initiative

Anousheh Ansari is a CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Ansari, along with her family, sponsored the organization’s first competition, the Ansari XPRIZE, a $10 million competition that ignited a new era for commercial spaceflight.

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Christian Marin Müller, Chief Executive Officer, Speratum Cancer Therapeutics
Central America Leadership Initiative

Christian Marínis CEO of Speratum Cancer Therapeutics. Christian has worked in the field of cancertherapeutics for almost a decade, with a specific focus on the use of RNA interference technology. Christian’s work is based on the development of nanotechnology-based delivery of microRNA (miRNA) therapeutics against solid tumors. 

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Lisa Fitzpatrick, Founder, Grapevine Health
Health Innovators Fellowship

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, an infectious diseases physician and CDC-trained medical epidemiologist, is medical director for the DC Department of Health Care Finance. She is also a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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Jacqueline Novogratz , Founder & CEO, Acumen
Henry Crown Fellowship Program, Keynote Speaker

Jacqueline Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Acumen. Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies and leaders with character, competence and moral leadership. Acumen invests pioneering philanthropic capital in sustainable businesses addressing the toughest problems of poverty.

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Mehrdad Baghai, Chairman, Alchemy Growth
Henry Crown Fellowship Program, Session Moderator

Mehrdad is co-founder, chairman and CEO of High Resolves, the leader in the design and delivery of learning experiences around citizenship. He is a John P. McNulty Prize winner. He is chairman of Alchemy Growth, a boutique advisory and venture firm.  

 

 

Wednesday, August 26, 10:00AM EDT

 
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied | In Partnership with Paul Hastings LLC and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Crises over the last year have highlighted how systems need to be redesigned and rebuilt due to acute failures of today and long-standing failures that have plagued generations. Leaders must reimagine how systems can lift up and protect more people so we no longer delay justice. To provoke our thinking and imagination, this session will bring dynamic speakers for spark talks around climate change, racial equity, economic inequality and gender parity. After the plenary, Fellows will come together to reflect on our values, how we might reimagine and rebuild the systems meant to advance human dignity and progress, and explore the intersectionality of these issues and others as we pursue a more just society for all. This plenary is hosted in partnership with Paul Hastings and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

 
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James Abraham, Founder and Director, Solar Arise
Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship, Session Moderator 

James Abraham is the founder and director of SolarArise, which develops, owns and operates solar-power plants in India. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of SunBorne Energy, which focused on engineering solutions to implement solar in India at low cost.

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Tina Fernandez, Founding CEO, Achieve Atlanta 
Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship, Session Moderator

Tina Fernandez has spent her career in the legal and education sectors and has been involved in several social-entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, she is the founding executive director of Achieve Atlanta whose vision is that Atlanta be a city where race and income no longer predict postsecondary success and upward mobility. 

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Jianyu Zhang, Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund
China Fellowship Program

Jianyu Zhang is the managing director of the China Program for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). He advocates the use of market based instruments for solving environmental problems, notably the establishment of a domestic carbon trading market for China. 

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Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Ghana's Minister for Finance and Economic Planning
Henry Crown Fellowship Program

Ken Ofori-Atta assumed office as Ghana’s Finance Minister on January 27, 2017. As a Co-Founder and former Executive Chairman of the Databank Group, Ofori-Atta brings to the Ministry over 30 years experience in the Ghanaian, African and international financial services sector. He was twice honoured by PriceWaterHouse Ghana as one of the Top 5 Most Respected CEOs in Ghana during his tenure in the private sector.

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Alexandra Kissling, President, Vital Network (Costa Rica Chapter)
Central America Leadership Initiative

Alexandra Kissling Jiménez leads Vital Voices Costa Rica, an organization that groups professional leader women who want to share her life experience with other women through mentoring in order to develop their leadership capacity and potential. 


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Stephen DeBerry, Managing Partner, Bronze Venture Fund
Henry Crown Fellowship Program

Stephen DeBerry uses the economy and culture to build a more just and joyful society. He is a 20+ year Silicon Valley veteran who has worked as an entrepreneur and investor for the founders of Microsoft, eBay and Lotus Software. He currently runs the Bronze Venture Fund and he’s on a mission to use tech and business for good.


 

Friday, August 28, 10:00AM EDT

 
A Love Letter to the Next Generation

What is the world we want to leave behind? What will we be remembered for? How will the future view us? If you sat down to write a love letter to your great-great-grandchildren, what would it say about the world you hope for them, and your role in creating it? This session will build off common language of the week (e.g. moral revolution, uncomfortable leadership, systemic injustice) to bring us back together with the charge to act. It will bring together “wise elders” of social justice with emerging leaders of change; the beauty of artistic imagination with the reckoning for moral imagination; the imperative to lead with the recognition of what that power means. We conclude with crafting a collective love letter for the next generation, as a shared manifesto of where we might go from here.

 
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Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She was the 64th secretary of state of the United States.

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Salvador Gomez-Colon, Youth Activist

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Salvador Gómez-Colón is a firm believer that his young age will not limit the positive impact that he can have on the world. As a climate resilience and youth empowerment advocate, he shares a vision of hope for a more sustainable, cohesive, and inclusive future where young people have a seat at the table.

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Kelsey Wirth, Co-Founder and Chair, Mothers Out Front
Henry Crown Fellowship Program

Kelsey Wirth is Co-Founder and Chair of Mothers Out Front. Kelsey was inspired to start a project to engage mothers in climate change when she herself became a mother after several years as an entrepreneur in the private sector. 

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Hope Azeda, Founder and Artistic Director/Festival Curator, Mashirika Performing Arts
Africa Leadership Initiative - East Africa

Hope Azeda is the founder and artistic director of Mashirika Performing Arts, a leading theatre company in Kigali Rwanda. Hope's vision for the arts is to develop a home grown global methodology, create a professional institution to elevate the arts and culture in the region with the aim of blending in the global trend of creative industries based on the values of humanity.

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Tanya Mroczek-Amador, CEO, Corner of Love
Central America Leadership Initiative

Tanya Mroczek-Amador is CEO of Corner of Love, a global charity with nonprofit corporations in Japan, U.S., and Bermuda (U.K. Territory). In 2000 she founded the organization that unites healthcare workers from all over the world with the needy population of north Nicaragua, also addressing lack of drinking water and education in impoverished villages. 

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Hildegard Vasquez, Architect, Hache Uve
Central America Leadership Initiative, Session Moderator

Hildegard Vasquez has led the architectural office Hache Uve, which she created, since 1998, concentrating mostly on preservation and renovation of historic sites such as San Felipe, Panama´s historic district, and the city of Granada, Nicaragua. She is a Central America Leadership Initiative Fellow and moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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