Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), is the host of a podcast series that promotes interagency cooperation. The podcast series titled “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” is produced by the American Academy of Diplomacy.
Ambassador McCarthy’s podcasts brings together outstanding diplomatic and military collaborators to recount stories of representing and defending U.S. interests abroad. Previous guest pairings include General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who discussed their partnership in Iraq 2007-2008 during the surge campaign. McCarthy’s most recent guests were General William E. “Kip” Ward and Ambassador Mary C. Yates, who recounted their experiences setting up the new U.S. Military Command for AFRICA.
The DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy Program is conducted in partnership with the Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired, Inc. (DACOR) organization located in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Foundation. Several times a year retired senior officials, usually Ambassadors with extensive diplomatic experience, come to Fort Leavenworth to interact with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students and faculty to provide a Department of State and Chief of Mission perspective to the curriculum. During their visit they also interact with area universities and civic organizations discussing policy, regional, and political expertise, as well as speaking about careers in the Foreign Service.
For more information about the podcast series, please follow the link below.
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation”, The American Academy of Diplomacy