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U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to Headline 2024 Sedona Forum

Discussion Moderated by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney
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The McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) today announced U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will headline the 2024 Sedona Forum in conversation with U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Friday evening, May 3. Secretary Blinken’s appearance follows his visits to China and the Middle East. Senator Romney is the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on China and a staunch advocate of U.S. involvement in global affairs.

“Secretary Blinken’s participation in the 2024 Sedona Forum comes at a pivotal moment, on the heels of his travel to China and the Middle East,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Farkas. “His conversation with Senator Romney will provide important information and insights to participants of our Forum as we consider global threats to U.S. interests, the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and relations with China.”

Inspired by the McCain family, the Sedona Forum is held each spring to advance the mission of the McCain Institute: fighting for democracy, human dignity, and security. As the McCain Institute’s signature annual event, the forum provides a unique opportunity for U.S. and world leaders to have informal, face-to-face discussions about real solutions to the problems facing our world today. This year’s theme, “Securing Our Insecure World,” will examine the greatest challenges to democracy, human rights, and global security and generate solutions for bringing stability to our increasingly insecure world.

The discussion will be available to watch via livestream. To learn more about the event and register for the livestream, visit

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 defend democracy, advance human rights and freedom, and empower character-driven leaders. 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.