For the first time, the 2022 Sedona Forum took place both virtually and in-person, giving friends of the McCain Institute a front-row seat to conversations about the world’s most pressing issues from high-level panels featuring top experts and policymakers from around the world and on both sides of the aisle.
With the theme “Strategic Competition,” the Sedona Forum 2022 focused strongly on Russia’s assault on Ukraine, as well as China’s version of democracy and approach to human rights.
The Washington Post served as the Forum’s media partner.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmEDT
At the 2022 Sedona Forum, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joins CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett to talk about the shifting role of Congress in promoting democracy and American leadership abroad.Replay
12:30 pm - 1:10 pmEDT
At the 2022 Sedona Forum, Ray Dalio, Chairman of Bridgewater Associates joins Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson Professor for Media Innovation and Leadership for a discussion about how to prepare for what is next in an uncertain and shifting world order.Replay
1:10 pm - 2:00 pmEDT
Exploring the Impact of the U.S. Pullout of Afghanistan on Human Rights and the Future of Democracy Promotion
At the 2022 Sedona Forum, Chairman of the Senate Relations Committee Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) joins former U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Greta Holtz and former Afghan Ambassador to the United States Roya Rahmani for a panel discussion on the future of U.S. efforts to promote democracy and human rights abroad after last year’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. McCain Institute Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy Programs Paul Fagan moderates the discussion.Replay
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmEDT
At the 2022 Sedona Forum, Neha Misra of The Solidarity Center, Tim Roemer, Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security and Jessica Caplin, a Protection Officer with the UN Refugee Agency currently working with Ukrainian migrants, discuss the intersection of migration and all forms of human trafficking. McCain Institute Senior Director for Combatting Human Trafficking Programs Kristen Abrams leads the discussion.Replay
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmEDT
At the 2022 Sedona Forum, President of the Rockefeller Foundation Raj Shah joins Nick Thompson, CEO of The Atlantic to talk about the changing role and scope of NGO work in a more uncertain world.Replay
3:50 pm - 4:40 pmEDT
At the 2022 Sedona Forum, McCain Global Leaders Advisory Council Member Michelle Bekkering join McCain Global Leaders Nino Dolidze of Georgia and Tomas Martinaitis of Lithuania to discuss their frontline roles in organizing grassroots efforts, public policy, digital tools, and more as they work to provide stability in their home countries and globally. Gray TV White House Correspondent and McCain Institute Media Fellow Jon Decker moderates.Replay