Dean Brigety's vision for Leadership, Ethics, and Practice

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The events and challenges that this moment presents have underscored our mission: educating the next generation of ethical, effective leaders ready to address the world's most pressing challenges.

Your gift to the Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II Fund will create a permanent endowment that secures the future of Dean Brigety’s signature program. Gifts will enhance the LEAP Initiative in the following ways:

  1. Bring high-profile speakers to Elliott for LEAP’s two speaker series: “Why Ethics Matter,” and “Leadership in International Affairs: Lessons Learned.”
  2. Enhance LEAP’s skills-based, graduate-level courses and further the initiative’s work to incorporate similar courses into the undergraduate curriculum.
  3. Bring scholars to campus who focus on ethics-relevant fields, such as Dr. Lucia Rafanelli, the Elliott School’s first-ever Professor of Ethics and International Affairs.

The LEAP Initiative has become a hub for conversations, lessons, and thought-provoking events at the Elliott School. By expanding the breadth of programming, the school will expose students to an even greater diversity of voices and experiences from those who have walked the walk. 

Check out a few highlights from LEAP's past year:

Senator Tammy Duckworth, MA '92, HON '17, speaks at a LEAP event for International Women's Day
Ambassador William Taylor receives the Elliott Award for Leadership, Ethics, and Practice in February 2020

Mohamed Sidibay, BA '15, peace activist and former child soldier speaks about ethics and leadership in post-civil war Sierra Leone

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With one day left, help us meet our goal! Share this campaign using the advocate tools on the main page to let us know why you've supported, advocated, and participated in LEAP activities. The more classmates, peers, and Elliott family members we reach, the better! 

27 days ago by Matt Donovan
We're Off And Running!

As the parent of a recent graduate of the class of 2020, Sara and Michael Craig-Scheckman share why LEAP was so important to their family. We hope you'll share their feelings and support our efforts to bolster programming for the future!

"Just four short years ago, we had the honor of hearing Ambassador Reuben Brigety’s wonderful address to parents. Reuben spoke about leadership and the importance of Elliott School students gaining the skills to become thoughtful, collaborative leaders who will foster mutual understanding and respect among diverse people, while addressing complex international issues. This critical aspect of thoughtful and collective leadership is more important now than ever. "

"Our family believes in the strength of empowered community engagement and being of service, and it has been an honor to support the Elliott School. We are heartened to know that our support is helping to create genuine social change in our country and abroad."

59 days ago by Matt Donovan

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