Keith Berwick

Keith Berwick

Founding Executive Director, Henry Crown Fellowship

Keith Berwick is a senior fellow of the Aspen Institute and inaugural holder of the Keith Berwick Chair of Leadership. As such he moderates seminars for various programs of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). From 1996 to 2007 he served as executive director of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program and from 2003 to 2004 was executive vice president for Seminars of the Aspen Institute. A native Canadian, he has had a long and varied career as a historian, educator, television broadcaster, newspaper publisher and editor. He was educated at Syracuse University and the University of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D. degree in U.S. history. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Claremont Graduate School; Pepperdine University and the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and has lectured extensively at colleges and universities around the world.

He is a four-time Emmy Award winning television broadcaster and principal of Berwick Communication, Inc., a newspaper and communication consulting company. He was founding president of Barry Ambrosetti & Associates, an Italian-American joint venture in global strategic planning, associate editor of Pacific Historical Review, and editor of New Management magazine. From 1990 to 1996 he and his wife Sheena were publishers of the Country News, a weekly newspaper on California’s Central Coast. He has served as member of the board of the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Eleos Foundation, and is a Lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute. He is author of The American Revolutionary Experience, 1776-1976 and The Federal Age, 1789-1829: America in the Process of Becoming, among other historical works. He and his wife make their home in Santa Barbara, CA.