The General and the Ambassador Podcast

The General and The Ambassador Podcast

The General and the Ambassador Podcast

Explore these unique conversations between U.S. military leaders and U.S. ambassadors describing their partnerships on the ground in key regions as well as combat and crisis areas: Hosted and produced by Ambassador (ret) Deborah McCarthy, the program is a project of The American Academy of Diplomacy in partnership with UNC Global at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previous generous support was provided by The Una Chapman Cox Foundation.


Ambassador Deborah McCarthy

Hosted by Ambassador Deborah McCarthy

Ambassador (ret) Deborah A. McCarthy is an expert on U.S. foreign and national security policy with over 30 years of diplomatic experience. Currently, she is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University in the Advanced Leadership Initiative.  Previously, she was a visiting Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. In her diplomatic career, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania (2013-2016) and  Deputy Ambassador at the U.S. Embassies in Greece and in Nicaragua. In Washington, she was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Senior Advisor for Counter-Terrorism, and Special Coordinator for Venezuela. Other diplomatic postings include Consul General Montreal, Economic Counselor U.S. Embassy Paris, Financial Economist U.S. Embassy Rome, and assignments in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Ms. McCarthy received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a joint Masters in Economics and Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She is a Trustee of the Command and General Staff College Foundation and serves on the Board of the Academy of Diplomacy and on the Advisory Council for the MSFS program at Georgetown University.

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