The January 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” featured Admiral William H. McRaven and Congressman Seth Moulton. Together, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, Admiral McRaven, and Congressman Moulton discuss the national security roles of U.S. diplomacy, Congress, and the U.S. educational system.
Admiral McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral and the former Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Commander. McRaven is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. He currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations.
Congressman Moulton is a former Marine and Iraq Veteran. Moulton is committed to bipartisanship, and has passed several bipartisan bills, including the Faster Care for Veterans Act. As Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, Moulton is focused on creating a new economic agenda that will make a difference for American families. He also sits on the House Armed Services Committee.
McCarthy was the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). 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.
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced by the American Academy of Diplomacy.
To learn more and listen to the podcast, please follow the link below.
U.S. National Security’s Sputnik Moment with Admiral William McRaven and Congressman Seth Moulton: How Diplomacy, Education, and Congress Can Meet the Challenge