Deep Dives



  • 2-3 day "deep dive" sessions, each focused on one major global or community challenge (such as health care, education, and communities or environment) where ALI Fellows might fill a gap
  • ALI Fellows will contribute ideas based on their experience and knowledge for immediate solution-seeking with major figures in the field under discussion and with affected constituencies
  • Faculty-facilitated problem-solving discussions with useful frameworks and tools

Deep Dives generally are scheduled between COAL sessions in late February/early March, late March, and late April, with linkages to COAL themes (and vice versa). Deep Dives, themselves a pedagogical innovation, include readings, outside experts, often students from relevant Harvard programs, and a focus on problem-solving and practical applications of knowledge.