|The Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson & Svetislava J. Vukelja Lecture
AMBASSADOR KAREN HUGHES
AMBASSADOR KAREN HUGHES is a senior strategist helping business leaders strengthen their corporate reputations, achieve business goals through communications and shape positive public perceptions. Described as "the most powerful woman ever to serve in the White House" (Dallas Morning News), Amb. Hughes traveled to more than 50 countries as Under Secretary of State. She is the author of Ten Minutes from Normal, a book about her experiences working for President George W. Bush (2001-02). Told by the President that he wanted her "in the room whenever a major decision was made," Amb. Hughes worked on a comprehensive range of domestic and foreign policy issues. She also led the White House Offices of Communications, Press Secretary, Media Affairs and Speechwriting.