As part of her Liberty Fellowship experience, Susan Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN, assistant professor, participated in the Aspen Global Leadership Network seminar, Leading in an Era of Globalization, in Kovalam, Kerala, India. The seminar explored the challenges of leading in an increasingly complex and intertwined world, was offered in a variety of locations around the world, and involved Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Dr. Newman and four additional members of her Liberty Fellowship Class of 2012 joined other young leaders from the United States, Central America, India, and South Africa for six days of intense discussion about different aspects of leadership in a global environment. “I was proud to have the opportunity to participate and offer my perspective as the only nurse and only woman from the U.S. attending this session,” says Dr. Newman. “I found the experience to be extremely enlightening as well as humbling. To engage in discussions about leadership with individuals who come from a country ruled by a dictator really made me appreciate the freedoms we have here in the U.S. I was inspired by their passion to do what’s necessary to assure their fellow citizens’ wellbeing. Somehow, after making these new connections and friendships, the world seems much smaller now.”