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Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

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Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Visit: Oct 12, 2021  |  3:00 p.m. (pacific)  |  Virtual |  SECNAV Guest Lecture (SGL)

Lecture Topic:  Weapons of Mass Disruption: A Conversation with Admiral James Stavridis on the Future Force, Geopolitics and Leadership

Moderated by:  Dr. John Arquilla, NPS Professor Emeritus and author or “Bitskrieg: The New Challenge of Cyberwarfare”

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Stavridis, Arquilla Discuss Technology Disruption, Geopolitics, Leadership During NPS’ Latest Virtual SGL

MC2 Tom Tonthat  |  October 15, 2021

Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis spoke virtually to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff about technological warfare, the effects of a changing geopolitical environment, and how today’s junior officers can develop into tomorrow’s brilliant leaders during the latest virtual Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (V-SGL) moderated by NPS Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. John Arquilla, Oct. 12. 

Stavridis began the V-SGL cautioning the audience about how the military’s overreliance on advanced technology could leave it vulnerable to massive disruption, often by technology that is already proven and readily available. Read story...


Admiral James Stavridis is 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.  He earned more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations in his 37-year military career.

Earlier in his military career he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat.  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 ten books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world, including the recent novel “2034: A Novel of the Next World War,” which was a New York Times bestseller.  His 2012 TED talk on global security has close to one million views.  Admiral Stavridis is a contributing editor for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.

Author of: “2034: A Novel of the Next World War”