Location: Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St | Get Directions
Ages: All ages
Price: Tickets are $25.00. Dinner tickets are $120.
Running Time: Approximately 1 hour with Q&A following
Admiral James Stavridis is an Operating Executive of The Carlyle Group, following five years as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He earned more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations in his 37-year military career.
Earlier in his military career he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat. In 2016, he was vetted for Vice President by Hillary Clinton and subsequently invited to Trump Tower to discuss a cabinet position in the Trump Administration.
Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published nine books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world. His 2012 TED talk on global security has over one million views. Admiral Stavridis is a monthly columnist for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News, and has tens of thousands of connections on the social networks.
is a special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news
programs, bringing her signature combination of warmth and incisive
reporting. She has earned some of the top honors in broadcast
journalism, including the 2018 James Beard Award, the 2019 Murrow
Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and a Fulbright Lifetime
Achievement Award. Her reporting has taken her everywhere from the
Mississippi Gulf Coast to the heart of Rio de Janeiro; from rural
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5:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in the Main Lobby- Brown-Forman Wine & Cheese
6:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
7:00 PM – Audience Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
7:30 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author will take place at the Muhammad Ali Center
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer
*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum-contact Author Forum for info at 589-2884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by
Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by Bittners, Brown-Forman, the Gheens Foundation, the Humana Foundation, and James Graham Brown
Each live Kentucky Author Forum is recorded by Louisville Public Media and a podcast episode is produced of each Forum by WFPL. Each Forum is also filmed by KET and made available to PBS member stations nationwide "Great Conversations."
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