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 an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Counselors of McLarty Global Associates. He writes a weekly column for Bloomberg Opinion and monthly for TIME Magazine and serves as NBC News Chief International Security and Diplomacy Analyst. His 2012 TED Talk on global security driven by collaboration among agencies, government, the private sector and the has nearly one million views. Admiral Stavridis is the author of nine books, including Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans and his latest book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. His forthcoming book, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War speculates about a US-China conflict and is out in March 2021.