Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University



Harvard Business Review: Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers

The Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative is featured as a pioneering program that reflects Universities' efforts to meet the needs of leaders looking to transition from their income-earning years to a new phase dedicated to addressing large-scale social problems in a systemic way. 

Harvard Graduate School of Education Headlines: Education for the 21st Century Think Tank Video Profile

In April, the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative convened a Think Tank to discuss education in the 21st century. Professor Fernando Reimers and several of the Think Tank participants discuss what it was like to come together at Harvard to push this topic forward.

Harvard Magazine: Advancing Leadership

The Advanced Leadership Initiative, its groundbreaking mission, curriculum, faculty and fellows are highlighted in a feature article in the March/April 2014 issue of Harvard Magazine. 


The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC Radio: Turning Food Past Its Sell-By Date into Healthy, Low-Cost Meals

Doug Rauch, 2010 AL Fellow and former president of Trader Joe’s, talks about food insecurity, food waste, and his new project, The Daily Table. Rauch plans to open a restaurant/grocery store that will sell prepared food, fruits and vegetables that are past their sell-by dates yet are still fresh and safe to eat. 

ABC News: Here's an Alternative to Student Loans

Bob Whelan's (2009 AL Fellow) 13th Avenue microlending program gives low-income students access to critical funds, then offers pay-as-you-go terms to graduates. Those who benefit from their college degrees pay back. Those who don't pay less, or nothing at all.

U.S. News and World Report: Undergrads Envision a World Without Student Loans

Bob Whelan's (2009 AL Fellow) 13th Avenue microlending program is highlighted as an innovative model designed to help alleviate students' college debt burden.  

Askwith Forum: Educational Opportunity and Changing Demographics

At the Askwith Forum co-sponsored by the Advanced Leadership Initiative on Thursday, April 25, a panel, including ALI Chair and Director Rosabeth Moss Kanter, examined factors that limit the educational opportunities of African American and Latino students, and reviewed what we know about best practices to overcome those barriers.

Bloomberg TV Interview: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative's Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses innovation and new careers for leaders looking to transition from their income-earning years with Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."

Financial Times Interview: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

ALI Chair and Director and HBS professor, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, was recently interviewed by the Financial Times to discuss ALI and its vital role in employing a leadership force that can think differently about community, national, global problems and bring innovative solutions.

Unlikely Crusader, Saving One Girl at a Time

Junko Yoda, 2010 AL Fellow, established a successful career as the first female vice president of Goldman Sachs in Asia and has now transitioned into a second career in non-profit work. Through her non-profit, CLinked, she is working to reduce commercial exploitation of women and children by linking communities through education, health, and economic development partners to innovate local solutions.

What has my food been eating? Laurent Adamowicz at TEDxBeaconStreet

Senior Fellow 2011 in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, Laurent Adamowicz is a former food industry executive and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder & CEO of Bon'App, a simple nutrition guidance mobile application that tells you what's in your food.

The Harvard Gazette: Art and cost

The Hauser Center invited experts to address the question: “Are Arts Relevant in a 21st Century World?”

WBUR Radio: Trader Joe's Doug Rauch

Former Trader Joe's president Doug Rauch and 2010 AL Fellow discusses the company he founded, Urban Food Initiative, which aims to reclaim discarded food and create healthy meals for low-income customers.

The Boston Globe: Putting expired foods to healthy use

Former Trader Joe's president Doug Rauch and 2010 AL Fellow takes aim at poor nutrition with plans to sell meals prepared with food that is edible but has passed its sell-by date to low-income consumers in Boston

Africa Atlantic to set up a pioneering agribusiness knowledge center in Ghana

Issa Baluch's (2011 AL Fellow) Africa Atlantic receives support from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Kennedy School to facilitate industry trainings for farmers as entrepreneurs on innovative, economic, environmental and social impact designs.

The New York Times: Losing My Leg to a Medical Error

Fredrick S. Southwick, a professor of medicine at University of Florida and 2010 AL Fellow, shares his story about how he lost his leg because of a preventible error and choosing this as a moment to make a difference in healthcare policy.