McCain Global Leaders:
Advisors

Global Advisory Council

The McCain Global Leaders (MGL) program is supported by an active Global Advisory Council whose membership includes global leaders with a strong track record in demonstrating character- driven leadership and expertise in a dynamic range of areas such as government, foreign policy and development, humanitarianism, private sector, national security, entrepreneurship, and technology.  The Global Advisory Council supports McCain Institute staff in the design and implementation of the MGL program, mentorship of participants and by playing an active role in virtual and in-person programming.

David Axelrod
David Axelrod

Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics

United States

Michelle Bekkering
Michelle Bekkering

Director of National Engagement, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

United States

Scott Eisner

President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United States

Joe Harper

COO, REB Capital Management

United States

Hannah Vaughan Jones
Hannah Vaughan Jones

Broadcaster and Journalist

United Kingdom

David Kirk

Co-Founder and President, EOS Tech Trust

United States

Elisa Massimino
Elisa Massimino

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

United States

James McCain

McCain Family

United States

H.R. McMaster
H.R. McMaster

Former National Security Advisor

United States

Nate Mook

CEO, World Central Kitchen

United States

Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo

Humanitarian, Founder of NBA Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wai Wai Nu
Wai Wai Nu

Founder and Executive Director, Women Peace Network

Myanmar

Kristina Reinsalu
Kristina Reinsalu

Programme Director, e-Democracy, e-Governance Academy

Estonia

Katya Rimkunas
Katya Rimkunas

Regional Deputy Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute

United States

Josette Sheeran
Josette Sheeran

President and Director, Canoo Inc.

United States

Ali Soufan
Ali Soufan

Founder, The Soufan Center

United States

Jean Sung
Jean Sung

Executive Director and Head of the Philanthropy Centre, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Asia Pacific

Hong Kong

Djordje Todorovic

Senior Program Manager, National Endowment for Democracy

Serbia

Justin Wein
Justin Wein

Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative David Price (D - NC)

United States

Victoria Welborn
Victoria Welborn

Senior Manager, The Digital Impact Alliance at the United Nations Foundation

United States

Alumni Advisory Board

A key component of the McCain Global Leaders program will be access to the McCain Institute’s global network of alumni and partners who have worked with the McCain Institute on previous leadership programs such as the Next Generation Leaders program.  To support current MGL participants and to foster a vibrant global network, the Alumni Advisory Board is comprised of alumni of McCain Institute leadership programs.  The Alumni Advisory Board is responsible for conducting a Continual Learning Series that supports the global network of alumni in their leadership journey as well as hosting an annual McCain Leadership Summit that brings together experts and McCain Institute alumni to discuss ongoing trends in leadership and the global environment.