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In The News: Sedona Forum 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) recently hosted the 2023 Sedona Forum. Newsmakers at the event have been featured in reporting throughout the week. Below is a sampling of news articles and columns.

CBS News: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema interview with Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” at the Sedona Forum

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Washington Post: Josh Rogin Column: Taiwan is urging the U.S. not to abandon Ukraine

“‘Ukraine’s survival is Taiwan’s survival. Ukraine’s success is Taiwan’s success,’ Taiwan’s representative in Washington, Bi-khim Hsiao, told the McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum last weekend. ‘Our futures are closely linked.’”

Fox Business Channel: Top U.S. military commander Laura Richardson sounds alarm on China’s growing influence

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ASU News: Sedona Forum brings leaders together for civil discourse

“At a time where polling continues to show a divided electorate and that a majority of Americans are not in favor of either party’s front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination, the ASU McCain Institute’s 10th annual Sedona Forum was a beacon of hope for civil discourse, unity and shared purpose.

“‘As we face increasingly complex challenges and threats to democracy around the globe, this year’s convening of the McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum came at a critical time.’ said Evelyn Farkas, executive director of the McCain Institute.

“The two-day event, held May 5–6 at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona, drew lawmakers, journalists, military leaders and business executives from across the country and around the world.”

POLITICO Playbook: Sunday, May 7

“This weekend at the McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum in Arizona (of which POLITICO was a media partner), newly independent Sen. KYRSTEN SINEMA sat down with ‘Face the Nation’ host MARGARET BRENNAN and torched the Biden team for an apparent lack of readiness ahead of Title 42’s expiration later this week.”

Arizona Mirror: Hobbs says budget deal is ‘very close,’ House set to introduce budget bills Monday

“At the same time Friday, Gov. Hobbs, while speaking to the McCain Institute in Sedona, said that her administration and the Republican-led legislature were ‘very close’ to a budget deal. Spokesman for the Arizona House Republicans, Andrew Wilder, confirmed that the budget Hobbs was referring to is the one Toma will be introducing on Monday.”

Inauguaral Roberta McCain Award Recipient Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined MSNBC live from The Sedona Forum

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About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
The McCain Institute is a nonpartisan organization inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s dedication to public service. We are part of Arizona State University and based in Washington, D.C. Our programs advance democracy and human rights, empower character-driven leaders, combat human trafficking, and prevent targeted violence. Our unique power to convene leaders across the global political spectrum enables us to make a real impact on the world’s most pressing challenges. Our goal is action, not talk, and like Senator McCain, we are fighting to create a free, safe, and just world for all.

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.