“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation”
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.
Episode 8: Ambassador Kenneth Merten & Lieutenant General Ken Keen
Episode 7: Ambassador James Jeffrey & General Lloyd Austin
Episode 6: Rear Admiral John Kirby & Ambassador Michael Hammer
Episode 5: General William E. “Kip” Ward & Ambassador Mary C. Yates
Episode 4: General Philip Breedlove & Ambassador Victoria Nuland
Episode 3: General Jack Gardner & Ambassador Kate Canavan
Episode 2: Admiral James Stavridis & Ambassador William Brownfield
Episode 1: General David Petraeus & Ambassador Ryan Crocker
About the Show
Message from the President, Ambassador Ronald Neumann:
“The Academy of Diplomacy is proud to present a new podcast series called The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation. Each will be a conversation between a highly ranked former military officer and a former senior Ambassador centered on how they partnered to protect America and advance the strategic interests of the United States. In many key areas around the world, our top military and our top diplomats work hand in glove, but the story is rarely told.
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.”