March 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theatre
170 Gramling Drive Spartanburg
SC 29303

The Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series is dedicated to bringing significant scholars and leaders in history, political science, philosophy and religion to the University of South Carolina Upstate and the Upstate community.

Admiral Stavridis served four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and led efforts to halt piracy off the coast of Africa. Stavridis was in charge of U.S. Southern Command in Miami and was responsible for military operations throughout Latin America for about three years. He retired in 2013 as the longest-serving combat commander in recent U.S. History.

Retired four-star U.S. Navy Admiral and author James Stavridis was considered for a cabinet position with President Donald Trump’s administration and as a potential vice presidential running mate for Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016. A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and served for 37 years in the Navy.

He has authored eight books and serves as a columnist for Time Magazine and chief international security analyst for NBC News.


5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Presentation


For more information, please call 864-503-7303.