Responsibility in a Global Age: Leadership Lessons from a Lifetime

Date(s) - 10/14/18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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Responsibility in a Global Age: Leadership Lessons from a Lifetime

Sun, October 14, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Hear leading human rights activist Ruth Messinger share leadership lessons gleaned from her decades on the front lines of global issues.

What are a leader’s most important characteristics? What challenges do leaders of social and political institutions face—and what are the skills that the best leaders use to solve them? In today’s global world, when must leaders take broad responsibility for driving change?

Ruth Messinger served for 18 years as President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international human rights and development organization dedicated to promoting social justice in the developing world.

Under her remarkable leadership, AJWS grew exponentially—granting more than $270 million to promote human rights in the developing world and launching campaigns to end the Darfur genocide, reform international food aid, stop violence against women and LGBT people, and respond to natural disasters around the globe. In her current role as AJWS Global Ambassador, she continues her crucial work of engaging rabbis and interfaith leaders to advocate for global social justice.

Messinger, who was named one of the 10 most inspiring women religious leaders by The Huffington Post, has served on the State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group and is a member of the World Bank’s Moral Imperative Task Force to End Extreme Poverty.

A discussion and reception follow the presentation.