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Leadership Analysis: Understanding the Intentions and Actions of Global Leaders


August 3, 2021 

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva, McKenzie Foundation Chair in Psychiatry I at The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he is an associate professor of Psychiatry and director of Psychiatry-Medicine Integration, joins host Zoe Leung to discuss leadership analysis and Dr. Dekleva’s assessment of current leaders in key countries. 

As a psychiatrist and former State Department official, Dr. Dekleva offers insight into the rise of strongmen leaders and how their worldviews shape their relationships with other countries is of critical importance. It is here that leadership analysis becomes helpful, allowing us to understand the leaders’ intentions and hopefully predict actions they may take in diplomatic negotiations.

Dr. Dekleva is also a Bush China Foundation senior fellow.

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