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Brian P. Golden, Director of the Boston Planning & Development Agency

Advanced Leadership Initiative Explores the Future of Cities

May 1, 2019

Through its 2019 Future of Cities Deep Dive, the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) used cities as a laboratory to explore complicated, cross-sector problems and potential solutions to address those problems.

For many people around the world, cities are a source of hope. They are engines for innovation and economic growth. They are hubs for progressivism and democracy. Cities are growing—but so are the opportunities and challenges associated with them.

During the Future of Cities Deep Dive, ALI Fellows examined these challenges and learned how leaders...

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Deep Dive Chair Forest Reinhardt

ALI Hosts 2019 Climate Change Deep Dive

March 26, 2019

It takes transformational leadership to inspire individuals to sacrifice the comforts of the here and now for the benefits of the there and then. That was the central message of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative’s (ALI) 2019 Climate Change Deep Dive.

The 2019 Climate Change Deep Dive provided ALI Fellows an in-depth view of the complexities and opportunities surrounding global climate issues. Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor and ALI Executive...

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2017 ALI Fellow Deema Bibi

New post-retirement job: making the world a better place

February 11, 2019

Retirement experts often recommend working longer as a way to make savings outlive the saver, but it isn't always easy.

Burnout, age discrimination, health issues and new technologies that eliminate jobs or make veteran workers' skills outdated conspire against those who try.

There is a growing wave of hope, however, that saving the world – or at least taking a shot at making it a better place – may be the answer.

ALI Faculty greet new fellows

New faculty chair welcomes record-breaking Advanced Leadership Initiative Cohort

January 2, 2019

The new faculty chair of Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) announced the selection of 48 ALI Fellows and 20 ALI Partners to take part in its intensive, multi-disciplinary fellowship program. Meredith B. Rosenthal, ALI Faculty Chair and C. Boyden Gray Professor of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, noted that this was the program’s largest and most selective cohort to date.

ALI aims to leverage the skills of highly accomplished leaders to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. The initiative is a third stage of higher education, changing the...

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