Prince Harry Joins the Aspen Institute as a Commissioner on Information Disorder
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announces his second new job in as many days. The Prince will join the Aspen Institute as one of 15 Commissioners on Information Disorder. The team will conduct a six month audit to "deliver recommendations for how the country can respond to this modern-day crisis of faith in key institutions." Co-chaired by journalist and broadcaster Katie Couric, founder of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Chris Krebs, and President of Color of Change Rashad Robinson, the coalition includes public intellectuals and industry leaders including:
- Sue Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence
- Aaron Ford, Nevada's attorney general
- Will Hurd, former Texas congressman
- Yasmin Green of Jigsaw
- Herb Lin of Stanford University
- Kate Starbird of the University of Washington
- Safiya Umoja Noble of the UCLA Centre for Critical Internet Inquiry
- Deb Roy of the MIT Centre for Constructive Communication and Cortico
- Alex Stamos of the Stanford Internet Observatory
- Jameel Jaffer of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute
- Garry Kasparov of the Renew Democracy Initiative
- Amanda Zamora of The 19th
- Marla Blow, the incoming president of the Skoll Foundation
- Kathryn Murdoch, the cofounder and president of Quadrivium
"I intend to help create impact in people's lives," Prince Harry told the Wall Street Journal in an email. "Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.
"This is about acknowledging that it isn't so much what is wrong with us, but more about what has happened to us over the course of life," he wrote.
"Often because of societal barriers, financial difficulty, or stigma, too many people aren't able to focus on their mental health until they're forced to. I want us to move away from the idea that you have to feel broken before reaching out for help."
Yesterday marked England's one-year commemoration of the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, which has claimed 126,000 lives in the United Kingdom over the year. The Royal Family spent the day visiting with Covid-19 vaccination centres and Prince Charles led a national day of reflection in honour of the lives lost.
"Whatever our faith or philosophy may be, let us take a moment together to remember those who have been lost, to give thanks for their lives, and to acknowledge the inexpressible pain of parting," Prince Charles said in a video statement.
"In their memory, let us resolve to work for a future inspired by our highest values, that have been displayed so clearly by the people of this country through this most challenging of times."