February 2020
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Program News
Members of the ALI Coalition hosted their first Chicago/Midwest ALI dinner this month! Twelve members of the Coalition were joined by Mamadou-Abou Sarr, who led a discussion on the responsibilities of corporations and institutional investors to address climate change and other key trends in sustainable investing.
Fellows News
Tom Hedrick (2017) is helping shape early childhood education policy. Mr. Hedrick has been asked to join the National Advisory Board of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at the University of Texas LBJ school, working on policies related to maternal and child health, parenting and family supports, and early learning environments.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley (2017) has been elected President of the Earth Science Information Partners. Dr. Ledley will work to extend cross-sector partnerships and collaborations within and beyond the organization to increase the effectiveness and impact of climate change education.

Gordon Hamlin (2016) is helping the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities address the serious under-funding of pensions. As president of pro bono public pensions, Mr. Hamlin is sharing his expertise on public pensions and other post-employment benefits across the state.

Brett Perlman (2016) is helping pioneer efforts to address issues in public health, climate change, and immigration in Houston. Mr. Perlman and the Center for Houston's Future were recognized for their efforts to take on these tough issues in a recent article in the Houston Chronicle.

Susan Gianinno (2014) is helping advance the work of some of the world's leading nonprofit organizations. Ms. Gianinno was recently appointed as a board director for Save the Children and to the executive committee of the board for Encore.org.

Marissa Wesely (2014) continues to empower women and girls around the world. Ms. Wesely's Win-Win Strategies merged with its operational partner, Women Win, and she now advises the combined organization and is actively engaged with the Canadian Equality Fund and Root Capital on gender equity issues.

Dan Cunningham (2013) is working to make 3% economic growth for all Americans a new national goal. Mr. Cunningham will lead a discussion with the Harvard Club of Cincinnati titled, "Ten years into the Recovery-What Has America Done Well, What Must We Do Now to Keep Sustainable Long-Term Economic Growth?"

Ann MacDougall (2013) is scaling the model of her Encore Public Voices Fellowship. Ms. MacDougall launched a new fellowship, the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis, a partnership with the Yale Center for Climate Communication and the OpEd Project.

Ray Jetson (2010) is calling on older black men to fight for inner-city youth. In an article for Next Avenue, Rev. Jetson argues that African-American men should be strategically engaged and deployed in comprehensive, community-based initiatives to connect with inner-city youth.
Jeff Dunn (2014) hosted a reception and talk with ALI Founding Chair & Director Rosabeth Moss Kanter on her new book, Think Outside the Building.
Faculty News
ALI Faculty Board Members Monica Higgins and Jim Honan (HGSE) are helping celebrate 100 years of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The two faculty members helped HGSE kick off its centennial celebration in January.

ALI Faculty Board Member Howard Koh (SPH/HKS) is calling for more detailed evaluation after a new report saw an increase in US life expectancy for the first time in four years. In an article for CNN, Dr. Koh explained that more research could help determine how the increase in life expectancy impacts certain demographics.

ALI Founding Chair & Director Rosabeth Moss Kanter (HBS) says advanced leadership requires more than outside-the-box thinking. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Prof. Kanter discusses her new book and why leaders need to "think outside the building."