Leadership Network for Change

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Leadership Network for Change

About LNC

The Leadership Network for Change is an expansive group now encompassing nearly 2,000 up-and-coming leaders and change-makers from all corners of the globe.

This diverse and widespread network is comprised of alumni of three practitioner programs based at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University: the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program, Leadership Academy for Development and the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program.

Leadership Network for Change Programs

These practitioner-based training programs engage emerging civic leaders and social entrepreneurs who are working to achieve or deepen democracy and social justice in some of the most challenging environments around the world.

LNC Alumni Around the World

The LNC network hails from all corners of the world and works to effect change both at home and globally in the fields of public policy, government, civil society, education, private enterprise, and more.


Alumni by country map

Leadership Network for Change By the Numbers

7 Regions
118 Countries Represented
2168 Total Alumni
53 Global Workshops Convened

Alumni Video Highlights

Eka Gigauri

Policy Reform Interviews featuring LAD Georgia 2016 participants

Reforms in Ukraine panel

UELP Conference 2019 - Reforms in Ukraine Panel

Shaili Chopra

Draper Hills Summer Fellows TEDTalks - Shaili Chopra

Featured News and Events

Nino Evgenidze and Mike McFaul

What’s Going On in Georgia? A Democracy Activist Explains the Nation’s Current Political Crisis and Turbulent History

DHSF 2013 Fellow Nino Evgenidze
Evan Mawarire

Opinion: Navalny's stand shows Putin a new generation of freedom seekers are no longer prepared to flee

DHSF 2018 Fellow Evan Mawarire
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Democracy and Activism after the Arab Spring: New Directions in Human Rights, Technology, and the Arts

Panelists Abdelrahman Mansour, Mohamad Najem, Nancy Okail, Amira Yahyaoui; Moderator Larry Diamond
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Learn more about the programs that together form the Leadership Network for Change

Click below for more information on the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program, Leadership Academy for Development, and Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program.