Former U.S. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell to Speak on Leadership

Prudence Bushnell
Prudence Bushnell

Prudence Bushnell, a former U.S. ambassador and CEO of Sage Associates, will present a lecture titled “What does leadership look like and how do you learn it?” on Monday, Oct. 22, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  Sage Associates is a management and leadership consulting firm which emphasizes the importance of personal leadership. Her lecture, which is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, is free and open to the public.

Bushnell was educated in Germany, France, Pakistan and Iran, and holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a master’s degree in public administration.  She has served as deputy assistant secretary of state of African affairs from 1993 to 1996, ambassador to the Republic of Kenya from 1996 to 1999 and Guatemala from 1999 to 2002, before finally serving as dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute.  More recently, she was the 2010 Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Relations at Hamilton.

Bushnell has received numerous awards for her foreign service and leadership skills, including the Department of Commerce Peace through Commerce Award, the Service to America Career Achievement Medal, three honorary doctoral degrees, in addition to numerous Department of State awards. The Nairobi Mission Award for Heroism noted her community’s response to the 1998 Al Qaeda bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

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