Leadership Voices: A Conversation About Leadership, Career Paths, Counterterrorism and National Security

New America

740 15th Street NW

Suite 900

Washington, DC

December 13, 2018

5:30 P.M. ET

The Leadership Voices series, a partnership between the McCain Institute for International Leadership and New America, features today’s icons and trailblazers from across business, politics, sports and technology to share their journeys from their first internships to their current posts and from being on the sidelines of decisions to being the ones making the final call. Focused on actionable tips and advice for young, ambitious change makers, Leadership Voices highlights how the people we look up to got to where they are – and how you can get there, too.

This installment of Leadership Voices featured a conversation between the McCain Institute’s counterterrorism and terrorism expert Nicholas Rasmussen and Middle East expert and former Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, Christy Abizaid. They discussed their early careers and who and what have shaped their professional trajectories.

You can view the entirety of Nick and Christy’s discussion below.