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James Stavridis

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Admiral James Stavridis, (Ret.)

Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs, Carlyle; 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
Admiral James Stavridis, (Ret.)

Admiral Stavridis is Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation, following five years as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he 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. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. In 2016, he was vetted for Vice President by Hillary Clinton and subsequently invited to Trump Tower to discuss a cabinet position in the Trump Administration. Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published thirteen books including the recent novel “2054,” a novel of AI and geopolitics. Admiral Stavridis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and Chief International Analyst for NBC News.