The sixth season of Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel continues on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m., with a dialogue featuring Malcolm Nance and Admiral James Stavridis moderated by NY1 anchor Errol Louis.
Malcolm Nance is a counter-terrorism and intelligence consultant for the U.S. government’s special operations, Homeland Security and intelligence agencies.
He’s also a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News.
Over 34 years, Nance participated in field and combat intelligence activity including acquiring experience as an Arabic-speaking special intelligence collections operator, field interrogator as well as providing both covert and clandestine anti and counter-terrorism support to national intelligence agencies and assets.
A former Navy intelligence operator, he has eye witnessed numerous terrorist incidents and/or participated in response operations, and has trained and advised numerous international and government agency personnel in terrorist tactics and countering extremist ideology including the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Nance is the author of several books, including, most recently: “Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight and What They Believe” and the recently released, “The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election.”
Admiral James Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent over 30 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of four-star admiral.
Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and piracy off the coast of Africa. He also commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years.
He was the longest-serving combatant commander in recent U.S. history.
In the course of his career in the Navy, he 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. He earned a doctor of philosophy degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts, winning the Gullion prize as the outstanding student in his class in 1983.
He speaks Spanish and French. Stavridis has published six books on leadership, Latin America, ship handling, and innovation, as well as over a hundred articles in leading journals. Stavridis is the 12th Dean at The Fletcher School, a post he assumed in the summer of 2013.
Errol Louis is the Political Anchor of NY1 News, where he hosts Inside City Hall, a nightly prime-time show about New York City politics, on which he interviews top political and cultural leaders. Louis also is a CNN Contributor, providing on-air commentary on key events from presidential primaries to Election Night. He writes frequently for CNN.com.
Following the dialogue, there will be a Q&A, book signing and refreshments.
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