Opening Keynote

JamesStavridisWednesday, October 21
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Admiral James Stavridis

Retired United States Navy 4-star Admiral and USEUCOM, 16thSupreme Allied Commander, NATO; Operating Executive, Carlyle Group


Leadership and a New World Order: The Need for Resilience

A distinguished leader and longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis provides answers and strategies to address the most pressing global affairs challenges.

Admiral James Stavridis led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy and cyber security. Subsequently, he served for five years as the 12th dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Earlier in his naval career, he served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations.

Admiral Stavridis has published nine books on leadership, the oceans, maritime affairs and Latin America. He is a monthly columnist for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.

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