On Sunday, June 18 at 3:00 PM, Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel will present a Video Conversation with NATO’S 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Admiral James Stavridis, moderated by NY1 news anchor, host of Inside City Hall, and CNN political analyst, Errol Louis.
Admiral Stavridis’ dialogue with Errol Louis will focus on, “The Ukraine War and Global Geopolitics.”
Stavridis, USN, Ret, is Vice Chair, global affairs of The Carlyle Group and chair of the board of trustees, Rockefeller Foundation. He attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral.
Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and counter piracy off the coast of Africa.
He also commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years. He was the longest-serving combatant commander in recent US history.
Following his military career, he served for five years as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
In the course of his career in the Navy, he served as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. He led the navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation, Deep Blue, immediately after the 9/11 attacks. Stavridis was promoted directly from 1-star rank to 3-star rank in 2004.
He won the Battenberg Cup for commanding the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet and the Navy League John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership, along with more than 50 U.S. and international medals and decorations, including 28 from foreign nations. He also commanded a destroyer squadron and a carrier strike group, both in combat.
He earned a PhD from the Fletcher School at Tufts, winning the Gullion prize as outstanding student in his class in 1983, as well as academic honors from the National and Naval War Colleges as a distinguished student. He speaks Spanish and French.
Stavridis has published twelve books on leadership, character, risk, the oceans, maritime affairs, and Latin America, as well as hundreds of articles in leading journals.
His two most recent books are “To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and The Crucible of Decision,” in 2022, and the novel “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” in 2021, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Admiral Stavridis is a Bloomberg opinion columnist and chief international security analyst for NBC News.
This program is funded by Pamela & Daniel Perla.
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