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.

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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/

The World Bank cites the research of CPL's Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) in its Development Report for 2015. Of particular interest is the application of different decision-making processes in developing countries with the goal of increasing productivity, social mobility, and education opportunities.

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  • Combined Jewish Philanthropy's Chai in the Hub recently named CPL's Wexner Israel Program Manager Elisha Gechter one of Boston's most inspiring young adults.

    The Chai in the Hub contest highlights the faces of Boston's Jewish future, identifying 18 influential young adults from a nominated pool of inspiring rabbis, dedicated lawyers, Jewish educators, and social entrepreneurs.

    Elisha will be honored at a community event in January with special guest Jeffrey Tambor. Read more.

     

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  • Announcing 2014 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award Winner Eric Greitens | 11/07/14
  • CPL is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, Eric Greitens. A decorated veteran, accomplished scholar, and longtime humanitarian, Mr. Greitens donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to serve in communities across America. In 2013, TIME magazine named him to their list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and most recently, Fortune magazine recognized Mr. Greitens as one of 50 greatest leaders in the world. Read more about the award and Eric's work with veterans here.

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  • Congratulations CPL Alumnus Seth Moulton! | 11/05/14
  • Congratulations Seth Moulton, HKS alum, Zuckerman Fellow ('11), and newly-minted representative-elect for Massachusetts' 6th congressional district. Writes David Gergen, "Seth has three degrees from Harvard and four tours in Iraq as a Marine infantry officer. More than that, he is a model among a rising generation of leaders who I believe can transform our politics."

    You can read more about Seth's victory, including an interview with the Boston Globe, here.

    Photo credit: Chris Evans

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  • Calling all CPL Alums | 10/29/14
  • Are you an alumnus of a CPL fellowship program? Don't forget to sign-up for our new Alum.ni networking site. Share and learn valuable information about your peers, explore career opportunities, and tap into CPL's tradition of community and leadership excellence!

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