News / April 28, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Abdallah Elsheikh Elmagzob

Abdallah is passionate about opening his mind to new cultures and not feeling constrained by his geography. The Aspire Leaders Program allowed him to understand the quality of education he can pursue and the dreams he can achieve. He was recently awarded an Extended Leadership Opportunity grant to pay for an English proficiency exam.

News / April 28, 2022

Faculty Seminar Spotlight: Business Strategy Professor Discusses Making an Impact

On April 27th Professor Jasjit Singh met with the 2022 Aspire Leaders Program Cycle One cohort to deliver a seminar on Pursuing Impactful Careers, encouraging students to use their strengths and passions to address societal needs without ignoring the realities of their personal contexts.

News / April 28, 2022

Leadership Guru, Ron Heifetz, Delivers ALP Required Course

The compulsory EdX course in stage 2 that earns Aspire Leaders Program 2022 participants a fully-funded HarvardX certificate is Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles taught by Harvard professor Ronald Heifetz.

News / February 24, 2022

Khanna’s ‘Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies’ is recognized as one of the 250 most popular HarvardX courses of all time

One of the most popular offerings through the Aspire Leaders Program, this course is an element of the ‘Something-for-Everyone’ model. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems.

News / February 24, 2022

Aspire Leaders Program 2022: Info Sessions

The deadline for the first cycle of applications is approaching soon. Information sessions about the Aspire Leaders Program for first-gen students around the globe continue to increase excitement. Through support from local partner organizations, the Aspire team is able to provide specialized sessions for prospective students

News / February 24, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Maria Gorret Nabuwembo ’21

Through our Community Action Award, Maria Gorret Nabuwembo '21 is gathering Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine neighborhoods in her home city of Kampala where new water and sanitation facilities need to be constructed.

News / January 27, 2022

Highlights From 2021

Aspire Institute replaced the Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program in Fall 2021 and wrapped up with an impressive group of 2021 finalists.

News / January 27, 2022

2021 Community Action Awards

After careful deliberation, we granted Community Action Awards to six, enthusiastic students who will start their projects this spring, using funding delivered in four installments over the course of 2022.

News / December 23, 2021 by Alexandra Indira Sanyal

2021: A Year In Review

As 2021 comes to a close and we prepare to graduate this last class of the Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program, we are excited to offer several Extended Learning Opportunities and the launch of the 2022 Aspire Leaders Program.

News / December 12, 2019

The Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program Reaches New Heights – What’s Next?

The Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program began in 2017, a joint effort between the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC, HBS Professors Tarun Khanna and Karim Lakhani, and the Mittal Institute.


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