WASHINGTON, DC (July 30, 2020) – While the U.S. faces a range of challenges these days – both here at home and on the world stage – the McCain Institute maintains that all of them can be met by reaffirming character-driven leadership.

To bolster its message, the Institute is planning a “reverse book tour” – Institute leaders will interview authors of important newly-released books on American politics, policy and leadership with the intention to engage the American people in a dialogue that affirms the importance of character-driven leadership and America’s leadership in the international community. The result will be a blueprint for a brighter future.

“The mission of the McCain Institute is, simply put, to advance character-driven leadership,” said Mark Green, former USAID administrator and Republican congressman who serves as the Institute’s executive director. “Leadership that is principled, works closely with like-minded allies and takes our challenges head on. These sessions are aimed at shining a light on some of the answers to today’s most important challenges.”

The McCain Institute for International Leadership launches this new event series virtually on Monday, August 17, featuring former President of the World Bank and American Diplomat Robert Zoellick and his newest book, “America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.” Having served as deputy secretary of state and U.S. trade representative throughout his career, Zoellick has had unique and consistent insight into American decision-making in the foreign policy arena and can speak to what the country’s future aspirations should be.

The McCain Institute invites all to join for this first edition of the “Authors & Insights: Character-Driven American Leadership for Today’s Challenges” book talk series on Monday, August 17, at 2 p.m. EDT. More information, including the RSVP link, can be found on the McCain Institute Events page. Viewers will have a chance to ask Zoellick questions about his book and insight, and one lucky attendee will receive a signed copy of the “America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy” through a random drawing. A recording of the event will be saved on the Institute’s YouTube page, as well as in audio format to the Institute’s In The Arena podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.



About the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University

Inspired by the character-driven leadership of Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute implements programs and initiatives to make a difference in people’s lives across a range of critical areas: leadership development, human rights, rule of law, national security, counterterrorism and combatting human trafficking. [FACT SHEET]

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Institute is proudly part of ASU, the largest public university in America– ranked #1 in innovation for five years running.