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Socrates Program: Public Leadership and Civility

Proliferating Civility via Leader to Leader Exchange

Be it shuttle diplomacy or flying ravens, direct communications between leaders has proven to be an essential leadership challenge. President Dwight Eisenhower knew this and emphasized person to person exchanges, as did Walter Paepcke, founder of the Aspen Institute, who created a place for leaders to think through the greater society together. Our digital age has provided leaders with amazing tools that allow for real-time exchange, so much so that many wonder whether physical exchange is still necessary in an increasingly digital world. The Aspen Institute Socrates Program, Stevens Initiative, and the Eisenhower Fellowship Program proudly present this public discussion to engage interested parties on the topic of leader to leader exchanges.


Opening Remarks

Winston Chang, Director at the Ambit Group; DC Eisenhower Fellowship Alumni Chapter

Fostering Civility via Volunteerism

Ashley Bell, Associate Director of The Peace Corps, in conversation with Maysam Ali, Assistant Director of the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative.

Fostering Civility through Virtual and Physical Leader Exchanges

Panel conversation featuring Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative, and Erin Hillman, Vice President, Program & Operations, the Eisenhower Fellowship Program. Moderated by Maysam Ali, Assistant Director of the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative.

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Event information
Tue Oct 10, 2017
8:30am - 11:00am EDT
Aspen Institute
1 Dupont Circle, Ste. 700
Washington, DC