UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that Admiral James Stavridis is being vetted by the Clinton campaign as her possible running mate.
In January 2015, Adm Stavridis came on the Global Dispatches podcast to discuss his life, career, and the big events that shaped his worldview. We kick off discussing the Sony hack and how principles of Just War Theory can be applied to cyber war, and also discuss writing his PhD thesis on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. We discuss his favorite books; his family history; how he advanced up the ranks in the US Navy; the Iraq War and leading the NATO intervention in Libya in 2011.
Admiral James Stavridis was the Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and is currently the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was the head of NATO during the Libya intervention; and served in top policy positions at the Defense Department before assuming his post at Fletcher.
In this episode of the Global Dispatches Podcast, Adm Stavridis recounts his personal and intellectual journey to become a highly decorated Naval officer and a widely respected scholar of international relations. These stories are fresh in his mind: last fall he published his memoir The Accidental Admiral. This is a great conversation with a leading intellectual and practitioner of foreign policy.
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