Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts What You Need to Know Today to Lead the World of Tomorrow

What You Need to Know Today to Lead the World of Tomorrow

  • November 20, 2014
Adrian A. Basora

Director - Eurasia Program

Carol Rollie Flynn

Founder and Managing Principal, Singa Consulting

Former Director, CIA Leadership Academy

Ronald J. Granieri


Host, Geopolitics with Granieri

The Foreign Policy Round Table for Rising Philadelphians

Sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management

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Two experienced professionals in the diplomatic, intelligence and national security communities will discuss the tools you will need to take your place in the world of the 21st century.  They will explore how the foreign service and intelligence communities identify, recruit, and develop individuals to steer the nation’s future course.

Adrian BasoraAmb. Adrian A. Basora is a Senior Fellow at FPRI and the Director of its Project on Democratic Transitions. A career Foreign Service officer, Amb. Basora served as National Security Council Director for European Affairs, and as the US Ambassador in Prague during the “Velvet Divorce.” He is a past President and trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships, a global network that has trained and developed several hundred leaders including future Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, and NGO and media directors from over 50 key countries around the world. Basora sits on various boards in both the public and private sector, and continues to mentor a number of young professionals at all stages of life.


Carol Rollie FlynnCarol Rollie Flynn is the founder and managing principal of Singa Consulting.  A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Ms. Flynn has held senior executive positions including Director of CIA’s Leadership Academy, Director of the Office of Foreign Intelligence Relationships, Executive Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, and Chief of Station in major posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America.  She has extensive experience in overseas intelligence operations, security, and counterintelligence. A certified life coach, Flynn also has expertise in designing and delivering advanced education and training to adult learners.