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Debate and Decision Series

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Through its Debate and Decision Series, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has re-introduced the practice of structured, reasoned debate on critical issues facing the United States and the world. Characterized by lively, forward-focused discussions in a strictly non-partisan setting, debates foster deeper understanding, mutual respect, political civility and decisive action.

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Leadership Voices

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The McCain Institute’s Leadership Voices series features high-profile icons and trailblazers from across business, politics, sports and technology. Aimed at an audience eager to take the next steps in their careers, Leadership Voices focuses on the pathways to success that shaped character-driven leaders.

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The Sedona Forum

The Sedona Forum is the Institute’s annual, high-level, private gathering of national and international leaders held each spring in Sedona, Ariz. Convened to advance character-driven leadership and core democratic values, the Forum brings together thought-leaders, decisionmakers, activists and subject-matter experts to discuss solutions to the most significant challenges in the world.

Courage Award

The Award for Courage and Leadership is given each year to honor an individual or group who has stood unwaveringly for fundamental values and has inspired the world through acts of selfless courage. By recognizing this service to humankind, the McCain Institute hopes to nurture the courage in each of us to stand for what we know is right. The recipients are selected based on their acts of personal courage on behalf of human rights, humanitarian compassion, justice, freedom and human dignity.

Kissinger Fellowship

The Kissinger Fellowship upholds the core values of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University’s character-driven leadership programs. It focuses on developing the strategic skills of future foreign policy and national security leaders.

Russia Tracker

The McCain Institute for International Leadership and the Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld) have created an interactive timeline to illustrate the development of Russian activity in the Nordic-Baltic region since the fall of 2016.

Global Development

The McCain Institute’s in-house and university-wide experts include world-renowned scholars, diplomats and practitioners in the rule of law, good governance, human rights, counterterrorism, security and conflict resolution sectors. This allows the McCain Institute to develop innovative approaches to projects to address today’s global issues.