‘General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S.-Turkey Security Relationship

In episode 80 of the podcast “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy is joined by General Tod Wolters and Ambassador David Satterfield. McCarthy’s guests discuss key elements of their successful partnership in managing the U.S.-Turkey security relationship from 2019 to 2022.

General Wolters completed a distinguished 40-year active-duty career in the U.S. Air Force in 2022. As the Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led Europe’s transition out of Afghanistan; ensured the COVID health crisis did not transform to a security crisis; and, led NATO’s military Allies and Partners through the largest invasion of a European nation since WWII. Wolters was formerly a Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Ambassador Satterfield is the director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. He has more than four decades of diplomatic and leadership experience, including service as special envoy for the Horn of Africa, assistant secretary of state, National Security Council staff director, and as ambassador to Lebanon and Turkey. As director general of the Multinational Force and Observers, Satterfield conceived and directed the comprehensive modernization of military and civilian peacekeeping.

Podcast producer and host Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the CGSC Foundation and was the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. 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 Command and General Staff College Foundation. Several times a year retired senior officials, usually Ambassadors with extensive diplomatic experience, visit Fort Leavenworth to interact with U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students and faculty, and provide a Department of State and Chief of Mission perspective to the curriculum. During their visit the DACOR Visiting Professors of Diplomacy 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.
Partnering with Open Eyes – The U.S.-Turkey Security Relationship, The General and the Ambassador

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