ALI expands global reach, welcomes 2022 fellows

ALI Fellows participate in symposium hosted in an HBS hybrid classroom. Photo by Russ Campbell

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Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) announced the selection of its 2022 fellowship cohort, which is notable for its significant international representation, professional, and gender diversity.  Nineteen of the group’s fellows are joining the program from 15 countries outside the United States, both records for ALI, which begins its 14th year this month. These extraordinary leaders will take part in ALI’s multidisciplinary, social impact-focused program during the coming year.

This year’s cohort brings together a wide array of professional leadership experience from the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors, notably with experts in media, government, diplomacy, and deeply accomplished social entrepreneurs. Included among this year’s program participants are ten leaders from Latin America, the most-ever in an ALI fellowship cohort. These leaders will bring global perspective to the program and to Harvard’s campus.

ALI aims to unleash the power of experienced leaders to solve society’s most pressing challenges. The ALI fellowship program encourages its leaders to engage across the entirety of the University’s schools and programs, bringing unique perspectives and experiences to share with both students and the greater Harvard community. Under the leadership of Meredith B. Rosenthal, ALI faculty chair and C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, ALI provides a year-long program of social impact leadership learning and practice. Over 500 leaders have completed the program and are driving progress on a wide array of social impact issues such as racial justice, climate change, education and health.

ALI has continued to operate through the pandemic, and will be starting virtually then welcoming its cohort to the Harvard campus in-person in late January.

“The expertise and array of global perspectives this cohort will bring to ALI comes at a critical time as the world grapples with the pandemic, climate change, threats to democracy and other large-scale challenges. We are so fortunate to have these leaders join ALI during this pivotal year,” Rosenthal said.

Explore more about ALI and its 2022 cohort on the website.