Join host Safiya Ghori-Ahmad and McLarty Associates, the Washington-based global strategy firm, for All Encompassing. Take a glimpse into the everyday lives of some of the most influential and dynamic foreign policy thinkers of our time, learning why and how they made decisions that affect all of our lives. Many of you know what our guests have done and about their careers, but now you’ll learn who they really are.
“Before we get to inclusion, we got to get some diversity.”
We are delighted to welcome Lisa Wardell, CEO & Chairwoman of Adtalem – the sole Black female CEO and Chairwoman in the S&P 400 Index. From breaking through the double glass ceiling to empowering others to do the same, Lisa relates her modest beginnings as a first-generation college student through her charge to the top. We also take a look at her impact at Adtalem, a for-profit global education company, where she has increased racial diversity on her senior leadership team by 50% over four years, all while increasing revenue and growing the business.
Protocol: A Superpower
Setting the scene for diplomacy; what does the grand stage look like and how do we take advantage of it? Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Protocol, reveals all in her new book “Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy.” A second-generation American, Ambassador Marshall shares how her multicultural background prepared her for her tenure in both the Clinton and Obama Administrations facilitating the highest levels of dialogue.
Episode 14: “Socially beneficial, economically viable, and environmentally appropriate”
The global issue of climate change will require a holistic solution. Pär Stenmark, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer/Public Affairs Manager for IKEA Range & Supply, joins the podcast to describe how to unlock the green, circular economy. Drawing on his experience as a forester, pioneering in forest certification and also working for the Swedish government as a committee secretary, Pär relays how IKEA continues to service its global customers while remaining true to its values of democratic design for the people.
Episode 13: “Women are working a double shift today,” feat. Amb. Melanne Verveer and Vital Voices' Alyse Nelson
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, host Safiya Ghori-Ahmad welcomes Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Alyse Nelson to the podcast for a discussion on global women’s issues in the era of COVID-19. Alyse, CEO of Vital Voices, outlines how to support women impacted by the surge in domestic violence while under quarantine lockdowns. In turn, Ambassador Verveer extolls the strong female leadership we’ve witnessed on the world stage during this crisis.
Episode 12: "Old threats, new face," feat. FireEye Mandiant's Sandra Joyce & Charles Carmakal
As businesses move online and teleworking rumbles on, the pool for cyber-attacks has deepened. FireEye Mandiant’s Sandra Joyce and Charles Carmakal join guest host and McLarty Associates Senior Director Amb. Robert Blake to discuss how best to protect your business. Also, a glimpse into how North Korea trains their cyber hackers.
Episode 11: "To spurn the mantle of leadership," feat. Joseph Nye
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Joseph Nye joins host Safiya Ghori-Ahmad to discuss his new book “Do morals matter? Presidents and foreign policy from FDR to Trump.” Dive into his thoughts on leadership, foreign policy, and the coronavirus.