Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative announces 2017 Fellows

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The Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University announced the selection of 46 ALI Fellows to take part in its intensive, multi-disciplinary program.

ALI taps the experience of a socially conscious generation of accomplished leaders and provides them with tools to address complex challenges. These challenges often have multifaceted political and technical dimensions that cannot be solved with a single approach. ALI Fellows participate in a core course, intensive deep dives on social issues (health, environment, and education), and field experiences, culminating in a capstone event where they present their plan to make a lasting difference in the world.

Following the program year, fellows join the ALI Coalition, a group dedicated to ongoing social impact. “At ALI, leaders find their calling. As successful as they were in their primary career, they narrowed their focus to the challenges of their profession. ALI provides these leaders the time to rediscover what they were interested in earlier in their career and find sophisticated ways to impact positive change within these areas,” says Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Chair and Director of the Advanced Leadership Initiative and Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School.

This year, ALI welcomes its ninth cohort of fellows, bringing to the program extensive experience in law, medicine, technology, finance, manufacturing, government, the military, social enterprise, and more. Seventeen ALI Fellows are international, and many others have had significant professional experience abroad.