Fellows for Civility

June 5, 2019  • Institute Staff

At a moment when the United States is particularly divided, Americans are yearning for leaders who use inclusive rhetoric and propose plans to find common ground, and who address societal needs in a way that builds community and civil society. The Aspen Global Leadership Network’s model of leadership based on core principles is more valuable to the nation than ever. That’s why the AGLN, in a unique partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, recently launched its 18th fellowship program, the Civil Society Fellowship. The new initiative will focus on developing emerging US civil-society leaders and activists from across the political spectrum, while also doing what the Institute does best: bring together diverse perspectives, cultivate mutual understanding and respect, and translate values into action. Henry Crown Fellow Nike Irvin will lead the US-based program. The Institute and the ADL both share a deep concern for the central tenets of democracy; the goal of the fellowship is to build the next generation of community leaders in order to create a more just society.