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X-Games - Strategic Leadership: Lessons Learned as a Dean in Cairo

  • 29 Nov 2023
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
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James Ketterer brings an expat lens to our conversation about strategic leadership in challenging contexts. In addition to serving for 4 years as the Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University of Cairo, Jim's international work encompasses international education, election monitoring,  international development and jazz diplomacy. He has designed and implemented programs during the time of the Egyptian Revolution and in the aftemath of 9/11. Join us as we unpack the skill sets required to be an effective leader in complex international settings.


James Ketterer is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He recently completed a 4-year term as a Dean at the American University in Cairo. He previously served in Egypt as Country Director for AMIDEAST, an American educational NGO. At Bard he was Dean of International Studies and Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, and taught courses on diplomacy and the Middle East. He was Deputy Provost and Vice Chancellor at the State University of New York, where was also Director of the Center for International Development. He has also worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and in the New York Senate and the National Security Council.