Admiral James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; NATO Supreme Allied Commander 2009-2013

21st Century Security

About the Speaker

James G. Stavridis, Dean, is the 12th leader of The Fletcher School since its founding in 1933. A former Admiral in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. A Fletcher PhD, he won the Gullion prize as outstanding student and has published several books and over a hundred articles. His focus is on innovation, strategic communication and planning, and creating security through international, interagency, and public/private partnerships in this turbulent 21st century. His most recent book, published in October 2014, is titled The Accidental Admiral.