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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Arader Galleries Hosting a Book Signing for Admiral James Stavridis' New Book, Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans

We are honored to announce that Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) will visit our gallery on the evening of June 8, 2017 to discuss and sign his important new book, Sea Power: the History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans.  

Jim Stavridis graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and during over thirty five years in the Navy rose to the rank of 4-star Admiral. He served for four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, the first naval officer to hold that position.  He oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and anti piracy actions off the coast of Africa. He also commanded the US Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America.

As Captain of the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Barry, he won the Battenberg Cup for commanding the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, and won the Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational leadership as Commodore of a Destroyer Squadron.  He subsequently commanded a Carrier Strike Group in combat as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  He holds more than 50 US and international medals and decorations, including 28 from foreign nations. 

In addition to serving at sea, Jim served as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. He led the Navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation, Deep Blue, immediately after the 9/11 attacks.

Jim holds an MA and a PhD in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts, winning the Gullion prize as outstanding student in his class in 1983.  Other academic honors include those from the National and Naval War Colleges He speaks Spanish and French and "barely a few words of Greek."

Jim has published six books based on his command experiences and strategic responsibilities.  He also also published numerous articles in leading professional journals, and is a widely sought after speaker.  He is also a noted columnist and commentator in the national and international print, television and online media. 

Since 2013, Jim has been the 12th Dean at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. Arader Galleries has been working with the Admiral in collecting numerous maps in the Middle East, focusing on the drawing of state boundaries following World War II and the first Arab-Israeli War in 1948.  His new book could not be more timely, and we are thrilled to host him here at 1016 Madison Avenue. Following the talk will be a private dinner at Mr. Arader and the Admiral at a New York social club. 

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