This week “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released their latest episode focused on the United States and Israel, featuring General Paul Selva and Ambassador Luis Moreno. In this episode, General Selva and Ambassador Moreno talk about their roles as the Monitors of the Road Map to Peace under President Bush. They also discuss the policies of the Obama and Trump Administrations, the implications of not pursuing a two state solution, and other aspects of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
General Selva retired from the Air Force in 2019, and served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from August 2015 to July 2019. He previously served as the Commander of United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). General Selva currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Aerospace Corporation and on the Board of Directors for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment as well as the board of the Air Force Enlisted Village.
Ambassador Moreno served as Ambassador to Jamaica from December 2014 to June 2017 when he retired from the Foreign Service. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Madrid, Spain, and as the Political-Military Minister Counselor and Force Strategic Engagement Cell Director in Baghdad, Iraq. Ambassador Moreno is currently a member of the Foreign Service Grievance Board.
Podcast producer and host Ambassador (retired) Deborah 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.
The U.S. & Israel: From the Road Map to Today with General Paul Selva and Ambassador Luis Moreno