Following a successful (and illuminating) online seminar experiment, we are pleased to announce the first in our new series of Aspen UK Online Seminars. Designed specifically for our alumni network, these seminars are by invitation only, and will prompt us to examine ourselves as leaders in these extraordinary times.
While we normally convene in person, we hope this experience will evoke some of the magic that happens when we normally bring a diverse range of people together.
On 8 April 2020, moderator Ruth Girardet will be leading a discussion on how we choose our leaders. Like all Aspen events, our online seminars are text-based, interactive conversations about what matters in society today, led by moderators and subject experts.
Ruth has been moderating Aspen Institute seminars since 2013. She has over twenty years of professional experience in corporate responsibility and corporate ethics, and extensive knowledge of how the corporate and charity sectors can work together to address issues of social justice. Ruth holds degrees in Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, in Social Sciences from Humboldt University in Berlin, and in Applied Ethics from the University of Leeds.
Ruth has been Group Corporate Responsibility Director at Tesco Plc, and CEO of the social justice charity Just for Kids Law from 2016 to 2018. She is currently a member of the Council for the Open University, and is training as an Executive Coach with the Tavistock Clinic.