Global Leaders Program

  • Global Leaders Program 2019
  • frutillar
  • doris frutillar 2018

The Global Leaders Program, an annual cohort of 40 international leaders, identified as change-makers in music and social initiatives, meets annually in Southern Chile for a one-week workshop with Harvard faculty, regarding community development through the arts. Throughout the week, the cohort also partners simultaneously with more than 10 local institutions to co-develop innovative solutions for local social and economic challenges.

About this initiative:

Global Leaders Program (2019)

For the second consecutive year, Doris Sommer (Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University), led the 2019 Global Leaders Program’s 7th Module, “Cultural Agency; Engaged Aesthetics Towards Social Innovation” from January 6 – 12, with a Pre-Texts workshop in Frutillar, Chile for 40 international cohort members - motivated change-makers in community development through the arts. The group simultaneously partnered with more than 10 local NGOs to co-develop innovative solutions for local challenges, as part of the Fundación Plades social innovation initiative. DRCLAS Advisory Committee Member Arturo Brillembourg participated in the workshop throughout the week. *More photos from the program here.


Global Leaders Program (2018)

In January 2018, Doris Sommer, represented Harvard DRCLAS RO as a faculty member of the Global Leaders Program, organized in collaboration with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), Chile Chapter. Professor Sommer's four-day workshop “Cultural Agency: Arts, Process, and Innovation” took place in the Teatro del Lago, Frutillar, Chile, in January 2018. The Global Leaders Program is a collaborative effort that works with an annual cohort of 35 global leader students formed as change-makers in music with international social initiatives. The group will continue developing creative and entrepreneurial projects, which are already being implemented in the region as part of Teatro del Lago and Plades social innovation initiative.

*Press coverage by El Mercurio here.