James Stavridis is dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, he was supreme allied commander, leading the NATO alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013. He also served as commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006 to 2009. Admiral Stavridis has published five books and over one hundred articles. His focus is on innovation, strategic communication and planning, and creating security through international, interagency, and public-private partnerships. From 1990 to 1991, he served as an International Affairs Fellow at CFR. He is based in Medford, MA.