Ambassador Deborah McCarthy selected for 2020 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Cohort of Fellows and Partners January 2020. – Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) announced the selection of its 2020 cohort, including 53 Fellows and 10 Partners, who will take part in ALI’s intensive, multi-disciplinary program during the coming year. This was the program’s greatest number of fellows to date. ALI aims to deploy a new force of experienced leaders to help address society’s most pressing challenges. Through its fellowship program, the initiative provides a unique combination of education, skill-building, and collaboration opportunities to a global community of leaders, enabling sustainable social impact at scale.

The U.S., Iran and Security in Persian Gulf November 21, 2019 – Moderator Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy is an international security strategist with over 30 years of experience in Europe, the Western Hemisphere and the U.S. She is currently a consultant with the Transnational Strategy Group in Washington D.C. Just prior, she was the Executive Director of the Diversity and Leadership Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She moderates the American Academy of Diplomacy podcast series “The General and the Ambassador”.  

Get Your Nat-Sec Podcast Fix: “Fighting Terrorism is a Team Sport” September 25, 2019 – In this recent episode, CGA’s Senior Advisor, General Francis Taylor joins and Ambassador Kaidanow talk about their joint work to prevent ISIS recruitment efforts in the US and abroad, to develop counter-messaging to ISIS propaganda and to make sure key information was shared with local US communities.

The Foreign Service Journal “Podcast of the Month” July/August 2019. The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider’s perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association.

A Review of Civ-Mil Cooperation in Iraq February 25, 2019 – A live taping (Duke University) of The General & The Ambassador podcast led by Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy in conversation with LTG Sean McFarland, USA (ret.) and Ambassador (ret.) Stuart Jones. In this episode, LTG Sean McFarland and Ambassador Stuart Jones discussed their civil-military experiences in Iraq. The General and the Ambassador series aims to explain to audiences how our top military leaders and our top diplomats work in partnership not only in the field, but also in senior decision making circles, in public affairs and with Congress.

A Blog Note From USC’s Center On Public Diplomacy October 17, 2018 – A recent episode of the podcast, The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation, features Ambassador Mike Hammer and retired Admiral John Kirby who discuss how the military and diplomats approach public affairs. Often viewed as opposing sides of the international affairs spectrum, the podcast aims to bring together military and diplomatic collaborators to tell their stories about representing the United States abroad.

The Simons Center On Amb. McCarthy And The Podcast April 27, 2018 – Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), is the host of a podcast series that promotes interagency cooperation. The podcast series titled “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” is produced by the American Academy of Diplomacy.

A Mention From The Center For A New American Security February 28, 2018 – A podcast series by the American Academy of Diplomacy, the General and the Ambassador: A Conversation brings together outstanding diplomatic and military collaborators to recount stories of representing and defending U.S. interests abroad. The host, Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy brings these stories to listeners in thirty-minute episodes.

USCLC Issues Blog Post About G&A October 18, 2018As Americans continue to debate the cost and importance of our country’s participation on the world stage, it is more important than ever to understand just what the men and women of the U.S. State Department really do. Thankfully, two new podcast series – The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation and American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News – offer listeners an inside look into how America’s diplomats advance and defend U.S. interests around the world.

SiriusXM POTUS InterviewAmbassador Peter Romero And Ambassador Deborah McCarthy With Host Eric Ham On Academy Podcast Series “The General And The Ambassador: A Conversation.”

Announcement By The American Academy Of Diplomacy December 22, 2017 – “Our aim is to have Americans see how important it is that the United States be present on the global stage. We hope the series encourages people to join public service to represent our great nation abroad in whatever capacity they choose. The careers of the Generals and the Ambassadors in these conversations will give us a glimpse into this exciting world. We hope you enjoy them.” – Amb. Ronald Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy

The General and The Ambassador