2019 Action Forum Livestreams

You can engage with the 2019 Resnick Aspen Action Forum at home. You can head over to the Aspen Global Leadership Network's Facebook page to watch Facebook Live interviews from leaders at the Forum.  Below you'll find the Livestreams taking place throughout the event. 

Welcome Plenary
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:00PM – 2:30PM MDT


Whether literal or conceptual, borders are real and powerful, and constantly evolving, especially as technology leapfrogs, political systems reorder, and business models disrupt. What causes some borders to be drawn while others are erased? What borders preserve what you love and protect what you hold sacred? And which might be holding us back from realizing our shared horizons? Join us for Welcome Remarks by Dan Porterfield, CEO & President of the Aspen Institute, followed by an Introduction from the Vice President, Aspen Global Leadership Network, John Simpkins, and a multi-generational panel on Borders.

McNulty Laureate Prize Presentation
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:00PM – 7:00PM MDT

Join Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The McNulty Foundation and Aspen Institute Trustee Anne Welsh McNulty and the 2019 Laureates for an evening celebrating inspired leadership.

Leadership Beyond Borders
Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:30AM – 12:30 AM MDT

Hear from several of Aspen’s global leaders who are exploring the frontier of human compassion, ingenuity, and leadership. What might lie beyond the limits we have constructed? And what might transpire should we dare to leap across the edge? Opening address by Middle East Leadership Initiative Fellow Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer and Co-Founder of Prodea Systems, followed by a conversation with China Fellow Jane Sun, CEO of Ctrip.com, and David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group.

Closing Plenary
Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:00PM – 6:00PM


The final plenary session will focus on honoring the past and paving the path forward with long-time friends and moderators Heather Sonn and Keith Berwick, founding Executive Director of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program. Also, hear from the Youth Action Forum participants and closing remarks by David Langstaff, Interim Executive Vice President of the Leadership Division.

2019 Facebook Live Interviews

You can join in on the conversation in Aspen during Facebook Live interviews. Check out the schedule:

Leadership Matters - Developing Leaders at the Aspen Institute
Wednesday, July 24, 11:10am – 11:25am | Live on the Aspen Institute's Facebook page



Why do we need high-integrity values based leaders in this world? What impact do they have? And how can they change society for the better? We are kicking off the Action Forum online with a discussion about leadership and leadership development with participants of two Institute leadership programs: Henry Crown Fellow Jordan Kassalow and Bezos Scholar Sahdia Khan. In conversation moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield, the leaders will explore how their development with the Aspen Institute put them on the path to impact and why the Institute’s approach is unique. 

Answering the Call - The 2019 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates
Thursday, July 25th, 1:05pm-1:20pm | Live on the Aspen Institute's Facebook page



The 2019 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates are AGLN Fellows across sectors and geographies making big impact on some of the world’s most intractable problems. Africa Leadership Initiative South Africa - Joshin Raghubar is accelerating entrepreneurship in South Africa with CiTi; Henry Crown Fellow Kelsey Wirth is leading a movement to impact climate change, employing mothers as her greatest ally with Mothers Out Front; Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow Srikumar Misra is changing the future of farmers in India with Milk Mantra; and Central America Leadership Initiative Fellow Alexandra Kissling is lifting up a new generation of women in Central America with Vital Voices, founded by fellow Fellow Maria Pacheco. Hear them in conversation discussing their pivotal moments that pushed them to act and what they’ve learned from their work. 

Catalyzing Impact Around the World 
Thursday, July 25, 1:50pm - 2:05pm | Live on the AGLN Facebook page



Aiding some of the youngest victims of violence of Syria; addressing the cycle of violence associated with deportation in El Salvador; helping DREAMers in the United States. Aspen Global Leadership Network fellows are tackling some of the most timely issues around the world. Hear from McNulty Prize Calayst Fund Recipients Karim Alwadi (2019), Jamie Zablah Siri (2019), and Adela Mendoza (2018), on how they’re each making an impact in these unique spaces and their plans to catalyze it even further with the support of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund. 

Moving from Thought to Action
Friday, July 26, 12:55pm - 2:10pm | Live on the Aspen Institute's Facebook page


Being part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network means taking action on some of the world's most pressing challenges. As part of every Fellowship, each Fellow is required to start a leadership venture of his or her choosing that tackles an issue or societal challenge. Catch Africa Leadership Initiative - West Africa Fellow and recent Skoll Awardee Bright Simons in conversation with Finance Leaders Fellow Pavandeep Sethi about what inspired them to move from thought to action, and what’s next. 

Leading with the Borders Within and Around Us 
Saturday, July 27, 9:00am - 9:10am | Live on the Aspen Institute's Facebook page




Join Chief Operating Officer of the New York Times and Henry Crown Fellow, Meredith Kopit Levien and General Manager and Vice President of American Express Company and Kamalayan Bajaj Fellow Sejal Shah Gulati to reflect on the 2019 Action Forum’s theme: “Borders: Within and Around Us” Moderated by new Vice President of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, John Simpkins, these leaders will explore how “bordering” is impacting their lives and work.