September 2018
Check out ALI's extensive Case Collection! With 40 ALI Cases featuring 73 past Fellows and Partners, get a sense of what Advanced Leadership looks like in action. Visit our Case Collection to learn more.
Program News

Save the date for the 2018 ALI Final Symposium and Fall Coalition Gathering! This year's events will take place from Tuesday, November 27 - Thursday, November 29, and feature an exciting new format for project presentations.

The search for the 2019 ALI Cohort is nearly complete! Help ALI find its next group of exceptional leaders dedicated to social impact.
Fellows News

Haifa Al Kaylani (2017) is exploring the connections between water scarcity and empowerment for women and youth in the Middle East. Together with the Arab International Women's Forum and the Center for Mediterranean Integration, Ms. Al Kaylani is leading a conference on Women, Water & Youth that includes a panel discussion with Monty Simus (2015).

Maryfrances Metrick (2017) is working to help establish a third political party, the Serve America Movement (SAM), focused on fiscal responsibility and social inclusion. Ms. Metrick will be working with SAM's candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor for the State of New York.

Gordon Hamlin (2016) says getting retirement solutions right is a matter of national security. In a recent opinion piece, Mr. Hamlin described the retirement crisis in the US and what the country can do to address it.

Eduardo Elejalde (2015) is helping improve the living conditions and self-esteem of people affected by schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Mr. Elejalde's Natalia Mental Health Foundation released its second newsletter with updates on research and employment programs.

Judy Perry Martinez (2015) has been named the president-elect of the American Bar Association. Ms. Perry Martinez said she would be "guided by the association's unparalleled history of standing up for the voiceless"; she will serve a one-year term as president-elect before becoming president in August 2019. 

Stephanie Dodson (2013) is helping support early stage entrepreneurs. In her work with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Ms. Dodson guides and invests in social entrepreneurs who can change the world.

Ann MacDougall (2013) and have announced the first Encore Public Voices Fellows. Among the 20 fellows working on issues at the intersection of aging, longevity, and social justice is Ray Jetson (2010).

Joe Mandato (2012) is sharing important lessons from top-notch business leaders. Mr. Mandato has launched a web-based series, " We're Just Talking," where he interviews leading board directors about the characteristics of good governance. Catch his latest interview with Sam Gerace.

Dennis Scholl (2012) is launching an innovative program to highlight the talent of Miami's burgeoning film community. The CEO of ArtCenter South Florida announced a micro-budget Cinematic Arts residency that will provide funding for two feature films by Miami-based filmmakers.

Judy Perry Martinez (2015) is the president-elect of the American Bar Association. Photo by the Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins.
Faculty News

ALI Faculty Co-Chair Bill Alford (HLS) helped welcome HLS' LL.M. Class of 2019 to campus. Prof. Alford, the Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, offered introductory remarks to the 188 students from 65 countries who will spend the upcoming academic year pursuing a Master of Laws degree.

ALI Faculty Co-Chair Amy Edmondson (HBS) is helping businesses talk about failure. Prof. Edmondson's research was recently featured in a New York Times article that examines how discussing failure makes for happier, more productive workers.

ALI Founding Board Member Rakesh Khurana (HBS/FAS) called for civic engagement in his address to first-year students at Harvard College. Dean Khurana  entreated members of the Class of 2022 to use their talents and their education to better society at the first-year Convocation ceremony.
Advanced Leadership Initiative |  Harvard University
617.496.5479 |