Our Guiding Principles

Advancing Democracy, Alliances and Security

“We are custodians of those ideals at home, and their champion abroad.”

Advancing Human Rights and Ending Exploitation and Extremism

Advancing Character-Driven Leaders

“It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy.”

Our Work In The Arena

Our programs deliver support where it is needed the most, be it in legislation or in vulnerable communities. Together, we work toward a shared mission by advancing character-driven leadership at all levels of civic engagement.

The Sedona Forum

As the McCain Institute’s premier annual event, the Sedona Forum provides an unmatched opportunity for U.S. and world leaders to have informal, face-to-face discussions about solutions to the problems facing the world. It is held to bring about positive change globally.

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McCain Global Leaders Program

The McCain Global Leaders Program supports character-driven leaders from around the world who embody Senator John McCain’s legacy of serving a cause greater than oneself.  Structured as a 10-month fellowship and experiential learning experience, each cohort will include 25 diverse leaders from around the world who are working “in the arena” to advance democracy, human rights and freedom. The program is designed to advance each Leader’s personal and professional leadership journey and impact by providing training, resources, and access to highly relevant regional and global networks with goal of preparing today’s leaders to meet tomorrow’s challenges. The application window for the 2021-2022 cohort is open – apply today!

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