Pru’s talks and discussions about leadership and national security come with the perspective of a third-culture kid who grew up in Germany, France, Pakistan, and Iran before embarking on her own 24-year career in the Foreign Service.
As she moved through leadership positions in Washington and overseas, Pru learned how interagency dynamics affect national security policy decision-making. She also talks about the impact of policy decisions in real life, inviting audiences to consider the dynamics, decision-making and leadership issues in their work life.
Read how the experience of the genocide in Rwanda affected policy decisions Pru made as ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala in “Terrorism, Betrayal and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings.”
Sample Speech Titles
- The Culture of the Federal Government
- Surviving an al Qaeda Bombing
- Embassy Security is a National Security Issue
- Dangers to Modern Diplomacy
- Dangers to Diplomacy in the Age of Terrorism
- Corporate Diplomats, Global Mindsets
- The Rwanda Genocide: Personal, Policy and Leadership Lessons’
Who Will Benefit
Foreign affairs students and practitioners, political scientists, and civil society groups are equally drawn to Pru’s behind-the-scene accounts of policy decisions using real examples.
Audience members come away with
- Goal #1: Learn the impact of our democratic system of government on the leadership and management of our federal government.
- Goal #2: Understand how foreign policy and national security decisions made in Washington are implemented by career professionals overseas.
- Goal #3: Appreciate leadership lessons learned from two significant events in U.S. diplomatic history.