Next Generation Leaders Facts



Since 2013, the Next Generation Leaders program has trained 52 leaders from around the world in values, ethics and character-driven leadership.



Leaders from 39 countries and 5 continents have joined the McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders program since 2013.



The Next Generation Leaders program has partnered with 45 organizations around the United States, including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and leading non-governmental organizations.

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The McCain Institute

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University is a non-partisan do-tank dedicated to advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity - in the United States and around the world.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr. is a key figure in leadership studies for our Next Generation Leaders. Here, the 2017 NGL Cohort visits the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
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15 Jan 2018

The McCain Institute added an event.

The Leadership Voices series, a joint venture with New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, features icons and trailblazers from across business, politics, sports and technology. Focused on actionable tips and advice for young professionals, these conversations highlight how the people we look up to get to where they are – and how you can get there, too.

This installment of Leadership Voices will feature a conversation with renowned columnist and best-selling author David Brooks. Brooks has been an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003 and is also a commentator on PBS “NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He will discuss his early career, important junctures in his path and key influencers who shaped his professional trajectory. Questions from the audience will be a key component of the discussion.

5:30 PM: Registration and Reception

6:00 PM: Discussion

David Brooks
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Author, The Road to Character

7:00 PM: Networking Reception
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11 Jan 2018

As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the McCain Institute is wearing blue today to show support for survivors of human trafficking and demonstrate commitment to the fight to end this horrific crime. ... See MoreSee Less

11 Jan 2018

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