Leadership Voices

World leaders frequently encounter serious challenges that test them professionally and ethically. The lessons learned from meeting these challenges provide important learning opportunities for a new generation of global leaders. The McCain Institute regularly invites senior world leaders to share their experiences in a constantly evolving conversation on the importance of leadership.

The McCain Institute for International Leadership launched its Leadership Voices series to provide a forum for seasoned leaders to share their experiences and insights with the next generation of policy makers. Contributors offer personal insights into their thoughts and actions during moments of critical decision-making. Interviewed by members of the McCain Institute team, participants explore the personal values and moral principles that influenced them, and informed their most important decisions.

Leadership Voices is a venue for practitioners to interact with and inspire students of leadership, such as McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program participants, and young professionals in Washington and in Arizona. The unique value of the Leadership Voices series is a better understanding of the diversity of approaches to ethical and responsible leadership, all with the aim of making a positive difference in people’s lives. Leadership Voices is a part of the McCain Institute’s focus on character-driven leadership, and its commitment to provide unparalleled leadership growth opportunities for participants.

Since its establishment in early 2013, Leadership Voices has hosted an impressive cohort of policy practitioners who have shared their unique experiences with our audiences. The McCain Institute has hosted several events including former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who led Israel’s sensitive negotiations with Palestinian authorities in 2006-2007. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Georgia, Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili discussed her role during her country’s five-day war with Russia in 2008, and how her personal values shaped her decisions. Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary Tibor Navracsics discussed his innovative approach to leadership in the Hungarian government and shared with the audience how the concept of altruism plays in his decision-making. In the future, we will welcome additional foreign dignitaries as well as American leaders to learn from their insights into the challenges and responsibilities of leadership.

Hosted by the McCain Institute in Washington D.C., our events are available via website after the event. Please check our website for upcoming opportunities to join us at our next Leadership Voices session. For more information and inquires on partnering with us, please contact 202-601-4330 or meghan.latcovich@asu.edu.