The General And The Ambassador Podcast

Exclusive conversations on the unique partnerships between senior US military leaders and ambassadors in tackling our country’s major national security challenges, from the battlefields of Afghanistan to a natural disaster in Haiti. Led by a former US Ambassador, the interviews capture what happened during global crises directly from those who were in charge of US military and diplomatic missions. Participants talk about their friendships, personal challenges and give sound advice to rising national security leaders.

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Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy is an international security strategist with over 30 years of experience in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She is currently a Board Member Academy of Diplomacy and a Visiting Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Ms. McCarthy serves on the Advisory Board of the Masters in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University and on the Policy Council of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.

The American Academy of Diplomacy works to strengthen American diplomacy. The small group of former senior ambassadors and leaders in foreign policy who constitute the Academy represent a unique wealth of talent — practitioners who have dealt with the toughest of real-world issues — dedicated to the core mission of strengthening American diplomacy.

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The General and The Ambassador