Center for Public Leadership

Last spring, the American Academy of Achievement hosted its annual International Achievement Summit in Washington D.C., and was kind enough to invite the entire class of Harvard’s Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship to attend the three days of programming.

These summits provide more than 70 students from across the U.S. the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading thinkers, public servants, journalists, social entrepreneurs, and elected officials. The Academy, now in its 49th year, and the fellowship for social entrepreneurs at Harvard, are both funded through the generosity of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.

The following clip from this past year’s gathering features an address by Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and retired four-star general.

To view the Academy’s complete video archive, please visit their website at: www.achievement.org.

Here's a look at upcoming leadership events and programs...

Last spring, the American Academy of Achievement hosted its annual International Achievement Summit in Washington D.C., and was kind enough to invite the entire class of Harvard’s Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship to attend the three days of programming.

These summits provide more than 70 students from across the U.S. the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading thinkers, public servants, journalists, social entrepreneurs, and elected officials. The Academy, now in its 49th year, and the fellowship for social entrepreneurs at Harvard, are both funded through the generosity of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.

The following clip from this past year’s gathering features an address by David Rubenstein, cofounder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, and benefactor of CPL’s leadership research program.

To view the Academy’s complete video archive, please visit their website at: www.achievement.org.

Wednesday, September 29th @ 4:30 p.m.

From AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH director Davis Guggenheim comes WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis in public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Reception immediately following.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010
4:30 p.m. Film Screening
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. Reception

Northwest Science Building, Room B103 (Basement Level)
52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Email confirmations have been sent to those who RSVP'd in time.

For those unable to attend Wednesday's screening please visit Fandango for local showtimes beginning Friday, October 1.

For more information on the film and the campaign to reform public education in the U.S., please visit: http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/

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