Our 2016 Leadership Dialogue Honourees, former U.S. Ambassador Cynthia and Dr Tom Schneider, are founding delegates to the Leadership Dialogue, and embody our philosophy of leadership as “creating new space in the service of others”.
Cynthia had a long and active association with the Leadership Dialogue as a participant, facilitator, and as the 2016 Leadership Dialogue Scholar. She combines a remarkable contemporary grasp of the importance of culture and diplomacy, augmented by genuine passion for its cause, Cynthia had an outstanding engagement with the U.S. military as Ambassador to The Hague from 1998 to 2001. Her commitment to soft diplomacy is perfectly aligned with the mission of the Leadership Dialogue. Her expertise as a Rembrandt Scholar found tangible expression at the national gallery during the 1995Leadership Dialogue in Canberra.