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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to Join 2024 Sedona Forum

Yellen to deliver remarks on the relationship between democracy and the economy, “Democracy Delivers: An Economic Case for an Uncertain Era”

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SEDONA, Arizona (May 1, 2024) – The McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) announced today that U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen will speak Friday at the 2024 Sedona Forum on the relationship between democracy and the economy. Following her speech, Secretary Yellen will engage in a conversation on stage with ASU President Dr. Michael Crow.

“The vitality of a nation’s economy is inseparable from the strength of its democratic values, each reinforcing the other to ensure progress and prosperity,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Farkas. “Secretary Yellen’s insights on navigating global uncertainty through an economic lens are crucial. By leveraging this perspective, we can better support our allies and bolster the American economy, ensuring strength and stability for all. I am honored to welcome Secretary Yellen to Sedona this year, and I look forward to her remarks.”

Inspired by the McCain family, the Sedona Forum is held each spring to advance the mission of the McCain Institute: fighting for democracy, human dignity, and security. As the McCain Institute’s signature annual event, the forum provides a unique opportunity for U.S. and world leaders to have informal, face-to-face discussions about real solutions to the problems facing our world today. This year’s theme, “Securing Our Insecure World,” will examine the greatest challenges to democracy, human rights, and global security and generate solutions for bringing stability to our increasingly insecure world.

Panels will be available to watch via livestream. To learn more about the event and register for the livestream, visit