“The General and the Ambassador” podcast series expands

Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), has expanded her podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” McCarthy’s podcast promotes interagency cooperation and 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; General William E. “Kip” Ward and Ambassador Mary C. Yates; and Admiral Michelle Howard, former U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa, and former Ambassador to Greece David Pearce, who discussed the European migrant crisis of 2015. New additions to the podcast include”

  • General Ben Hodges and Ambassador Steve Mull on U.S. military in Eastern Europe and key role of Poland;
  • General Skip Sharp andAmbassador Kathy Stevens on South Korea and their partnership during the North Korean attacks on South Korea in 2010; and
  • General Kurt Sonntag and Ambassador Tom Kelly on U.S. interests in the Horn of 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

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