For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Myers
Director of Public Affairs, The Aspen Institute
(202) 286-1680/ [email protected]
Today’s Live Video from the
2014 Aspen Action Forum: Wednesday, July 30
Madeleine Albright, Michael Sandel To Be Featured
WHAT: The Aspen Action Forum gathers 320 action-oriented leaders from 31 countries at the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, CO from July 29 through August 1, 2014. The Action Forum focuses on participants committing to an action to proactively address challenges they see in society. This year’s theme will focus on “disruptive leadership.” The Forum will give some of the world’s most innovative leaders an opportunity to explore disruption and how they are leading or responding to it. Upcoming live video from the Aspen Action Forum for July 30 is:
4:15pm MDT / 6:15pm EDT — Leadership in Action with Walter Isaacson, Michael Sandel, David Rubenstein
The Leadership in Action Series offers an opportunity to take a deep dive with leaders at the Aspen Action Forum on what we might learn about leaders and leadership, from leaders of today and the past. Featured discussions:
Walter Isaacson in conversation with Stewart Resnick, Chairman, Roll Global
Disruptive Leadership in History: Remarks by David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
Remarks by Michael Sandel, Author and Professor, Harvard University
6:30pm MDT / 8:30pm EDT — The Announcement of the 2014 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates
The John P. McNulty Prize celebrates the boldness and impact Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows are bringing to the toughest challenges in their communities and the world-at-large. Laureates being recognized in Aspen are Réjane Woodroffe, founder, Bulungula Incubator; John Crowley, CEO, Global Genes; Maryam Uwais, chairperson, Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative; Arturo Sagrera, vice president of operations, Grupo Hilasal; and Lana Abu-Hijleh, country director for global communities – West Bank & Gaza, Global Communities.
Madeleine Albright, Former US Secretary of State
Anne Welsh McNulty, Managing Partner, BK Partners
Olara Otunnu, President, LBL Foundation for Children
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute
WHERE: Throughout the Forum, live video is available here: http://www.aspenactionforum.org/live. Full-session video and clips will be featured on the Aspen Institute’s YouTube channel. Follow the Action Forum on Facebook and Twitter and learn about participants’ Action Pledges with the hashtag #MyAspenAction. See the full agenda and learn more about the Forum at http://www.aspenactionforum.org.
WHEN: Live video will be featured each day of the Action Forum, which runs July 29-Aug. 1, 2014.
Major funding provided by the RESNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION.
Additional sponsorship provided by: David M. Rubenstein, The Skoll Foundation, Accenture, Michael Klein and Joany Fabry, The John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation, Margot and Tom Pritzker, Gillian and Robert Steel, The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, The Ithaka Foundation, Liberty Fellowship, The Rodel Foundations, Irja Brant and Alireza Ittihadieh, The Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
EDITOR’S NOTE: New this year, we have live broadcast capabilities from our Aspen campus via an LTN device. To book a participant in Aspen, schedule the time with LTN Global with the ID Aspen Institute, as well as book the camera crew via Brad Jennings at Colorado Audio Visual, [email protected]. Photos and Videos are also available by request.
The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is a growing, worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector — currently, more than 1,900 “Fellows” from 48 countries — who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy, and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. All share the common experience of participating in the Henry Crown Fellowship or one of the dozen Aspen Institute leadership initiatives it has inspired in the United States, Africa, Central America, India, China, and the Middle East.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.