Kenneth Dekleva

Ex DoS medical officer & psychiatrist
Expert on leadership analysis, mental health, psychiatry-medicine integration
Fee: Please inquire
Areas of Expertise

Ken is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Intelligence analysis
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Political issues, international business
  • Diplomacy
  • Medical intelligence
  • Mental health
Ken's Background

Ken Dekleva holds the McKenzie Foundation Chair in Psychiatry I at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he is an associate professor of Psychiatry and director of Psychiatry-Medicine Integration. He is also a senior fellow at The George HW Bush Foundation for US-China Relations.

From 2002 to 2016, he served as a senior U.S. diplomat and regional medical officer / psychiatrist with the U.S. Department of State, mostly overseas, but also in a leadership role as director of the U.S. State Department’s worldwide diplomatic mental health program.

Ken's teachings provide audiences with tools to understand risk during crises and negotiations, particularly in emerging / frontier markets in risk mitigation. He also presents actionable learnings around key leadership principles and senior management best practices.

He has published widely in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, The Hill, The Cipher Brief, 38 North and The Diplomat, and has given numerous presentations in academic and U.S. government settings in the field of leadership analysis, including profiles of Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un. He has also given media interviews to CNN, National Public Radio, SpyTalk, the Burn Bag podcast, and Background Briefing.

Presentation Examples
  • Leadership Analysis and lessons learned: Profiles of Putin, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un
  • Understanding risk in crises and negotiations, especially in emerging / frontier markets in risk mitigation
  • Key Leadership Principles
Partnership Examples
  • Red Bull International High Performance
  • U.S. Dept of State / INR
  • Stanford University
  • UT Austin
  • University of Mississippi Center for Intelligence Studies
Listen to Ken featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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