Events & Reunions

Tufts Financial Network Speaker Series: 21st Century Security and its Impact on the Global Economy

Sponsored by:

Tufts Financial Network

Location: Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY | See Map

When: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 7:00 pm (iCal)


Join us for the Tufts Financial Network Speaker Series:
21st Century Security and its Impact on the Global Economy

Featured Speaker:
James Stavridis, F83, FG84
Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University


6:00 pm - Welcome
6:30 pm - Remarks
7:30 pm - Reception

About James Stavridis

A Florida native, Jim Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and spent more than 30 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of four-star admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and piracy off the coast of Africa. He also commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years. He was the longest serving combatant commander in recent U.S. history.

In the course of his career in the Navy, he served as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. He led the Navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation, Deep Blue, immediately after the September 11th attacks.

He won the Battenberg Cup for commanding the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet and the Navy League John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership, along with more than 50 U.S. and international medals and decorations, including 22 from foreign nations.

He earned a Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, winning the Gullion prize as outstanding student in his class, as well as academic honors from the National and Naval War Colleges as a distinguished student. He speaks Spanish and French.

Jim has published five books on leadership, Latin America, ship handling, and innovation, as well as more than a hundred articles in leading journals. An active user of social networks, he has thousands of followers on Twitter and friends on Facebook. His TED talk on 21st century security in 2012 has had nearly 600,000 views.

He is also the chair of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute, the professional association of the nation’s sea services: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine.

Jim is the 12th dean at The Fletcher School, a post he assumed in the summer of 2013. He is happily married to Laura, and they have two daughters – Christina at Google and Julia, a U.S. Navy Nurse.


Please register by February 27 by email, fax, or phone.
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