July 2017

What is Advanced Leadership and what does it mean to be an Advanced Leader? Hear from ALI Coalition members as they reflect on what makes an Advanced Leader.
Program News

Feeling inspired? Express your interest in joining the next exceptional cohort of ALI Fellows at Harvard University before August 31, 2017. For more information, and to start your journey with ALI, Introduce Yourself.

Thanks to the more than 175 Coalition members who joined us for the June 7 - 9 Coalition Gathering and Cross-Cohort Exchange! The gathering included 13 Harvard faculty and 55 panelists representing every ALI Cohort. Stay tuned for updates and summaries from all the event proceedings.
The 2017 Education Deep Dive Report is now available! ALI Co-Chairs Monica Higgins and Fernando Reimers led the Deep Dive with a special focus on empowerment in education.
Fello ws News

Laura Wheeler Murphy (2016) helped kick off the July 4th celebration at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Ms. Murphy, a descendant of one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence, delivered the keynote remarks at the Declaration of Independence reading ceremony.
Eduardo Elejalde (2015) is honoring the memory of his daughter and raising awareness about schizophrenia. Mr. Elejalde is featured in MIT's Picower Institute Summer Newsletter for his work to advance research on mental disorders.
Guy Rolnik (2014) wants to break up monopolies in social media. In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, Mr. Rolnik argues that competition is key to protecting our social media data.
Howard Fischer and Eric Jacobsen (2013) are leveraging capitalism as a force for good. The Gratitude Railroad Founders are hosting their annual  retreat from September 24 - 27 in Park City, Utah.
Dennis Scholl (2012) is helping Australia's indigenous women artists make a splash in a major U.S. exhibition. Mr. Scholl has traveled extensively to Australia to meet with Aboriginal artists and will launch the Marking the Infinite exhibit in September.
David Weinstein (2011) is leading the way in digital storytelling. The American Association of School Librarians recognized Mr. Weinstein's Write the World as one of its 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.
Ray Jetson (2010) is making real change in the lives of African-American men in Baton Rouge. Rev. Jetson's Urban Congress coalition aims to improve access to health care, education, and employment for black men in his community.
Doug Rauch (2010) continues to garner national attention for his innovative approach to fight wasted food and hunger. Daily Table, Mr. Rauch's nonprofit grocery store, is attracting officials from a number of U.S. cities, eager to learn more about his model.

ALI Coalition Members and current Fellows gather for the 2017 Cross-Cohort Exchange.  Photo by Russ Campbell.
Faculty News

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter (HBS) thinks Uber is worth saving. In an article for Working Knowledge, Professor Kanter argues that the innovative company deserves a second chance, and she has a plan for repairing the damage.
Professor Iris Bohnet (HKS) is giving employers practical ways to reduce bias in their hiring process. Professor Bohnet was featured in an article in the Harvard Business Review on seven steps to recognize and reduce bias.
Professor David Gergen (HKS) argues that the decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord is "one of the most shameful acts in our history." Professor Gergen offered his thoughts on President Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement on CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront."
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