Admiral James Stavridis

Admiral James Stavridis

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Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

Admiral Stavridis (Ret.) was the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he earned a PhD in international affairs.  He is currently Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation. Admiral Stavridis is the author of twelve books, including Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans and  Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character.  2034: A Novel of the Next World War speculates about a US-China conflict.  His latest book, To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision, was released in May 2022.  Listen to the State Secrets Podcast with Admiral James Stavridis about his latest book.

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