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Civil Society Fellowship

ADL + Aspen Institute

A Partnership Between ADL and the Aspen Institute

ADL and the Aspen Institute both share a deep concern for the core values of our democracy and a strong desire to ensure that we live up to them. While ADL is an effective advocate on civil rights and matters of justice, Aspen masterfully identifies and cultivates emerging leaders. By tapping into the complementary capabilities of both organizations, this collaboration enables both organizations to magnify their impact and make progress on some of the most important issues of our time from a non-partisan perspective. Together, we believe ADL and the Aspen Institute can assist the next generation of community and civil society leaders, activists and problem-solvers in securing a more equitable and united American future.

Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, ADL is a leading anti-hate organization with a timeless mission: to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion, and ADL is always the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing anti-Semitism, extremism, cyberhate, bias, bigotry and discrimination, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or intolerance.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC and Aspen, Colorado. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners.


The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is a growing, worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector — currently, more than 3,000 Fellows from over 60 countries — who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. All share the common experience of participating in the Henry Crown Fellowship or one of the 17 Aspen Institute leadership initiatives it has inspired in the United States, Africa, Central America, India, the Middle East and China.

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