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  • Admiral James Stavridis on Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 6:00 PM, Bomhard Theater
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Monday, December 16th @ 6:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets are $25. Dinner tickets are $120.
  • Running Time: Approximately 1 hour with Q&A following
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
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The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by James Graham Brown Foundation, Brown-Forman, and The Humana Foundation.

Each live Kentucky Author Forum is taped by KET; the Forum interviews air as "Great Conversations" on PBS member stations nationwide.
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The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum
presents
Admiral James Stavridis
Author of Sailing True North
Interviewer TBA

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.


Schedule:
5:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in the North 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 info@kentuckyauthorforum.com

Kentucky Center Members, order through the Hotlines to receive your FULL BENEFITS, including waived fees. MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 566-5144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 566-5195. Hotlines are open M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Members can purchase tickets for this show starting Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM by calling the Membership Hotline. 

SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.