Tony Brown

“The notion of leadership is that we have limited energy and capacity to make change. So we’d better be focusing on what we really care about . . . And it’s got to come from the inside out.”

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Robert Korstad

"If you are serious about being a leader, then being engaged in the society you live in requires a commitment, and your determination to honor that commitment becomes a core value."

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Alma Blount

“I see leadership as the process of helping people confront their own most difficult challenges, so they can discover and come to trust their capacity to adapt, and learn new ways of doing business that will allow them to thrive.”

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Encore Symposium: HLP's 25th Anniversary

As part of the Hart Leadership Program’s 25th anniversary, distinguished Hart Fellows alumni from around the world returned to Duke to dialogue with current students in the Service Opportunities in Leadership program.  Six Hart Fellows shared stories about their work in policy, politics, environmental sustainability, and global health. HLP Director Alma Blount hosted the three-hour

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Katie Hood

Senior Fellow Katie Higgins Hood (T ‘96) has taught Hart Leadership Program’s popular “Women as Leaders” course three times. No stranger to tackling tough causes, she addressed the issue of sexual assault on college campuses while at Duke, and focused on finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease as CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation

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Saved for a Purpose

My constant concern with what was the right thing to do kept me in the domain of applied ethics, striving often to apply the ethical theories I had so studiously examined in my theological studies to real-life issues and dilemmas.

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Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty and Friends

Greetings, and welcome to our program website.  As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, we in the Hart Leadership Program are proud of the fact that more than 12,000 undergraduates at Duke have taken our classes, or participated in our experiential learning programming around the world. Our core faculty has been here for over

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