Application link available HERE.
WASHINGTON, D.C – The McCain Institute at Arizona State University today announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 cohort of the McCain Global Leaders program with a new video.
Now in its second year, this program supports character-driven leaders from around the world who embody Senator John McCain’s legacy of serving a cause greater than oneself. A diverse group of 25 global leaders who are working “in the arena” to advance democracy, freedom and human rights will be selected for this 10-month non-residential fellowship. The theme for the 2023 McCain Global Leaders Program is “Defending Democracy.”
The 25 leaders will join three in-person study tours, conducted globally, which will be enhanced by online learning, including expert-led practical skills training and an integrated leadership development curriculum inspired by Senator McCain. This is emphasized through peer-mentoring and group problem-solving.
“At the McCain Institute, we proudly support up-and-coming leaders who are on the front lines of the fight for democracy, freedom and human rights,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Evelyn Farkas. “In its second year, our McCain Global Leaders program continues to seek out people making differences in their communities and connect them with other global leaders so that the network of McCain-inspired leaders continues to expand and create positive change in the world.”
The 2022 McCain Global Leaders inaugural cohort included 26 leaders across 25 countries, with professionals working for the private sector, government and NGO’s. In 2023, the McCain Global Leaders Alumni will continue to leverage their extensive network to foster the development of future leaders of character and courage.
“This program has furthered my understanding of my personal reach and global impact,” said Dr. James Gough, 2022 McCain Global Leader. “In our current climate, our leaders have no choice but to support each other and work together to better tomorrow.”
See the full list of the McCain Global Leaders Alumni here.
“The future of democracy lies with the evolution and development of young leaders. The McCain Global Leaders program is dedicated to cultivating those young leaders around the world,” said David Axelrod, director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and McCain Institute Global Leaders Advisory Council member.
“Seeing the McCain Global Leaders Program firsthand in Johannesburg reaffirmed my optimism about our next-generation of leaders,” said Elisa Massimino, senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, McCain Institute Global Leaders Advisory Council member and McCain Institute board member. “I encourage passionate, character-driven leaders to apply and join this powerful global network.”
See the full list of the McCain Global Leaders Advisory Council here.
The application window will remain open until January 15th, 2023.To learn more about the McCain Global Leaders Program or to apply for the program, visit the program page on the McCain Institute website.
About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy, the McCain Institute at Arizona State University is non-partisan and fights to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable and advance character-driven leadership in all communities around the world.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.