Rising Leaders Summits are held several times per year at the Global Liberty Institute in the United States, in Switzerland, and in selected regional Global Liberty Institute chapters.
Rising Leaders Summits educate, mentor, and connect young critical thinkers in the private and public sectors, in order to accelerate their leadership and impact on the key goals they share with GLI: restoring individual and economic freedom and preserving the future of free societies across the globe.
RLS participants are selected by the Global Liberty Institute in recognition of their talent and leadership skills, distinguished achievements, evidence of courage and independent thinking, and commitment to economic, individual, social, and political liberty, including the safeguarding of the public’s access to objective information free from political or other censorship.
The Purpose of the Rising Leaders Program
The Global Liberty Institute is dedicated to identifying and nurturing young, dynamic Rising Leaders in both private and public sectors who are committed to upholding liberty and the free exchange of ideas. Through this initiative, we aim to achieve one of our core objectives – populating private sector and public institutions with leaders who champion individual and economic freedom and advocate for limited government intervention.
For decades, many organizations have strategically positioned their young proponents into influential positions across government, the media, and other private sector institutions. These placements have often led to the promotion of policies that restrict liberty, standing in contrast to individual freedom and free-market values.
At GLI, we are building a robust, replenishing network of freedom-focused leaders who can be confident of their own sustainable success. Our Rising Leaders are fortified by their associations with mentors and peers across a diverse array of industries. They stand as a forceful counterbalance to heavy-handed regulatory and globalist agendas pushed by other international organizations that hamper competitiveness and diminish the autonomy of sovereign nations and the rights of their citizens. GLI’s Rising Leader program will ensure a future where freedom and opportunity remain cornerstones of every free society.
The process of participating in the Rising Leaders Summit is initiated by either nomination or self-application to the GLI.
The process of participating in the Rising Leaders Summit is initiated by either nomination or self-application to the GLI. The two-day program is a competitive process requiring a letter of reference. This program is open to members of the private sector, public sector, and academia in early stages of their careers. In some cases, participants will come from first attending a regional Rising Leaders Summit in a national or regional chapter of the GLI. A Rising Leader may have a background or be affiliated with any field, including but not limited to economics, business, journalism, law, medicine, politics, education, philanthropy, science, entrepreneurship, the arts, or any other field engaged in activities that benefit the public good. Early career professionals, and those who have completed degree-granting programs within the past ten years may apply.
Opportunity for Sponsorship
Companies, organizations and individuals can sponsor Rising Leaders to attend the program with tax-deductible contributions.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2023 Rising Leaders Summits:
February, 2023 Palm Beach, Florida, USA
September, 2023 Dallas, Texas, USA
October, 2023 Zurich, Switzerland
2024 Rising Leaders Summits:
February, 2024 Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Rising Leaders Council of the Global Liberty Institute
Amber Athey Duke
Amber Athey Duke is the Washington Editor for The Spectator USA and the host of the radio show Unfit to Print on WCBM 680. Amber is the author of the recent book The Snowflakes’ Revolt: How Woke Millennials Hijacked American Media and has been a Tony Blankley fellow with the Steamboat Institute since 2019. Prior to joining The Spectator USA Amber served as the White House Correspondent for the Daily Caller. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a BA in Government and Economics.
Jon Hartley is an economics PhD student at Stanford University. He graduated from the University of Chicago (BA), Wharton (MBA) and the Harvard Kennedy School (MPP). He is a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and a research assistant at the Hoover Institution. Jon previously worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the Dallas Cowboys, the World Bank, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Chicago.
Ryan McGregor works at Sweet New England, his family’s sugar manufacturing company, leading commercial and new product development. Previously, he was an associate at HEICO, an aerospace and defense acquisitions and investment firm, specializing in late-stage buyouts. Ryan graduated with honors from Princeton University and majored in the former Woodrow Wilson School. He is a co-founder of The David Network, a young conservative conference and professional network for students and young alumni of select universities.
Anthony Spaelti is co-founder and COO of CivicBell, a local political engagement platform designed for identity-verified residents to engage in local civic life. Previously, Anthony worked as a project manager at McKinsey & Company, focusing on the public sector and cybersecurity. He holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.