Presentations and Multimedia from Dean Stavridis

World Economic Forum

Diplomacy and Warfare in the Digital Age

January 2014

Join us at 4:45 am ET/10:45 CET on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for a live stream from the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland of the discussion Diplomacy and Warfare in the Digital Age – “From Legal Drones to Data Links: How the Digital World is Transforming”. Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and current Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy joins a panel of distinguished guests, including:

Moderator: Michael Oreskes, Vice-President and Senior Managing Editor, Associated Press (AP), USA


  • Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim, Minister of Defence of Brazil
  • William J. Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom
  • Robert Menendez, Senator from New Jersey (Democrat)
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels
  • David Rodin (Idea), Philosopher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; Young Global Leader
  • James G. Stavridis (Considered), Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

The Eisenhower Memorial

January 2014

In this E-Memorial to former President and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower -- part of the official Presidential memorial project under construction -- Admiral James G. Stavridis reflects on Eisenhower's leadership as the first Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and the great "diplomat-warrior’s” legacy for future generations. "General Eisenhower knew that for security to exist in the 20th century, it had to come from building alliances, partnerships and coalitions. I think Dwight Eisenhower understood better than any other that security is created not by walls but by bridges," says Stavridis, the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and current dean of The Fletcher School.

Please click the blue play button under "NATO: A Coalition United for Peace" to watch the video.

Beyond Software: The Future of Conflict

October 2013

Google Ideas - Conflict in a Connected World - Beyond Software: The Future of Conflict

Dean Stravidis joined a group of panelists at the Google Ideas Summit Beyond Software: The Future of Conflict. A discussion on the issues that governments, businesses and private citizens are wrestling with in real time around the use of new technologies in warfare and security.

Global TED Talk

June 2013

Admiral James G. Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, addresses a Global TED Talk audience in June 2012 on his concept for "Open Source Security," or the absolute criticality of partnerships—international, interagency, and public/private—and the importance of solidifying these through strategic communications, largely in social networks.

To Know the World

The latest from Dean Stavridis' blog, "To Know the World," a source for news and information about the Fletcher community and its impact around the world.

  • My Conversation with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani Apr 17, 2014

    On Tuesday, The Fletcher School was pleased to welcome Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani. The Ambassador’s trip included a welcome meeting with several of Fletcher’s students from Pakistan as well as an address to the broader Fletcher and Tufts community.

    I also had a chance to sit down with the Ambassador and [...]

  • Counterinsurgency 101, or How to Fend Off Russia in Ukraine Apr 11, 2014

    As I wrote in my column today for Foreign Policy, the United States and NATO allies should apply their hard-won knowledge combating insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq to help the government in Kiev prepare to counteract against violent separatists in Ukraine.

    In the article, I lay out the 7 fundamental steps for counterinsurgency operations and [...]

  • How Far Will Putin Go? Apr 10, 2014

    Last week, I asked one of Fletcher’s storied professors and head of our International Security Studies Program Dr. Richard Shultz, for his thoughts on Vladimir Putin and how far he might go in terms of Ukraine. At the time, I pegged the chances of Putin’s continued incursion into Ukraine at 1 in 4 — [...]

  • This Election, Afghans Earn Our Continued Support Apr 08, 2014

    This past Saturday, the people of Afghanistan conducted what is being reported as perhaps the most successful election in the country’s history. Nearly 7 million voters — 1/3 of them women — are estimated to have gone to the polls despite threats by Taliban leaders to disrupt the democratic process through bombings and assassinations. [...]

  • Preserving Gains for Women in Afghanistan, Election 2014 Apr 03, 2014

    This Saturday, Afghan men, women and youth will cast their votes in what hopes to be the first democratic presidential transition in the country’s history.  For women in particular, the stakes are extremely high, and the occasion evokes both celebration and trepidation.

    The election shines a spotlight on the significant gains made by Afghan [...]