>> Newman participates in global leadership network 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.” For more information on the Liberty Fellowship visit www.libertyfellowshipsc.org. For more information on the Aspen Global Leadership Network go to www.aspeninstitute.org.
Dr. Susan Newman pictured second row, third from right
Liberty Fellowship Young leaders of South Carolina possess the potential to lead the state to greatness. It is the role of the Liberty Fellowship to bring together those leaders so they may expand how they think, collaborate and make decisions. Liberty Fellows share a core value – transforming a mere hope of making South Carolina a stronger state to achieving that goal. The Liberty Fellowship brings together a dynamic mix of South Carolina leaders who represent the broadest spectrum of political, social and geographic realms to collaborate around this shared value. The core of the Liberty Fellowship is a seminar series for 20 leaders who range in age from 30 to 45 years, selected from a pool of nominations. These Fellows are carefully selected from a pool of strong candidates with a passion for progress to collaborate on issues. New ideas, formal and informal discussions generate deep introspection as Fellows compare their choices and values with those of leaders throughout history and with each others’. Source: www.libertyfellowshipsc.org Spring | summer 2012
MUSC College of Nursing magazine - Spring/Summer 2012