In this episode, we speak with Ambassador Prudence Bushnell about her experience as a leading woman diplomat in the US foreign service. Amb. Bushnell provides an overview of the historical challenges for women in US diplomatic circles and offers an optimistic outlook for the future of women in US diplomacy. She also discusses her experience dealing with major African events, such as the Rwandan genocide and the US Embassy bombings in Kenya, as detailed in her new book: Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings.
Take a look at some of our favorite resources that we came across while researching this topic:
- About Prudence Bushnell
- Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings, Amb. Prudence Bushnell
- Key Diplomat’s Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner Workings of US Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994, George Washington University National Security Archive, Edited by Emily Willard