Impact report The Sedona Forum Award for Courage and Leadership Next Generation Leaders Combatting Human Trafficking Human Rights And Democracy ...

Impact report The Sedona Forum Award for Courage and Leadership Next Generation Leaders Combatting Human Trafficking Human Rights And Democracy ...
impact report

               The Sedona Forum

Award for Courage and Leadership

         Next Generation Leaders

    Combatting Human Trafficking

    Human Rights And Democracy

Global Rule of Law and Governance


              Leadership Training

                5-Year Highlights
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Guided by values that have animated the career of Senator John
McCain and the McCain family for generations, ASU’s McCain
Institute is a non- partisan do-tank dedicated to advancing           message from
character-driven global leadership based on security, economic
opportunity, freedom and human dignity – in the United States         our Executive Director
and around the world.
                                                                      Dear Friends,

                                                                      It my great pleasure to present to you      • O
                                                                                                                     ur Global Rule of Law and                as U.S. Special Representative for
                                                                      the McCain Institute’s annual Impact          Governance program has also                Ukraine Negotiations. I continue to

Board of Trustees                                                     Report. The following pages outline
                                                                      our most significant accomplishments
                                                                                                                    experienced compelling growth,
                                                                                                                    already attracting considerable
                                                                                                                                                               lead the Institute while volunteering
                                                                                                                                                               my efforts to establish peace and
                                                                      in 2017.                                      funding in grants in its first full year   restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and
                                                                                                                    of operations.                             territorial integrity. Although Ukraine
Kelly Ayotte       Robert Day           David H. Petraeus             The year marked the Institute’s                                                          continues to suffer, I am pleased that
David Berry        Phil Handy           Lynn Forester de Rothschild   fifth anniversary. Since its launch         The McCain Institute is proud to be          our efforts have raised awareness of
                                                                      in 2012, the Institute has achieved         part of Arizona State University, which      the ongoing conflict, clarified U.S.
Don Brandt         Sharon Harper        Rick Shangraw                 growth and impact well beyond our           under the leadership of Dr. Michael          policy toward Ukraine, strengthened
                                                                      initial expectations. This is due to        Crow, is one of the most inspiring           U.S. cooperation with European Allies,
Craig Cogut        Jeff Immelt          Josette Sheeran               the Institute’s core values and clear       and innovative higher education              and established a channel for direct
Michael Crow       John Lehman          Harry E. Sloan                mission, our talented and dedicated         institutions in the United States,           U.S.-Russia communication about
                                                                      staff, and all those who have believed in   boasting a growing global profile. Our       the conflict.
Jeff Cunningham    Joseph Lieberman     Frances Fragos Townsend       us and supported us from the first day.     engagement with ASU students and
                                                                                                                  faculty continues to expand, touching        Building on all our accomplishments
Rick Davis         Elisa Massimino      Sol Trujillo                  A few highlights:                           the full range of our programs and           to date, the McCain Institute is
                                                                                                                  activities, and creating even more           embarking on an exciting new phase
                                                                      • O
                                                                         ur Next Generation Leaders              opportunities on the horizon.                in its development. Thank you for
                                                                        program crossed a major threshold                                                      your advice, friendship and support.
                                                                        in 2017, bringing four cohorts of         As part of the Campaign ASU 2020,            We look forward to working together
                                                                        emerging leaders together under           the Institute has embraced pronounced        with you in 2018 and beyond.
                                                                        one roof to strengthen our global         efforts to assure long-term financial
                                                                        network; welcoming our fifth class of     sustainability. This has already             With best wishes,
                                                                        leaders; and introducing measures to      produced notable contributions to
                                                                        multiply our success by empowering        multi-year operational funding, as
                                                                        our leaders to train others.              well as investments in the Institute’s
                                                                                                                  long-term “Impact Fund.” This
                                                                      • I n 2017, we launched the Buffett-       allows us to plan our development
                                                                         McCain Institute Initiative – a three-   and growth strategy for the next             Ambassador Kurt Volker
                                                                         year, multi-disciplinary program         decade and beyond.                           Executive Director
                                                                         to combat modern slavery in the                                                       The McCain Institute
                                                                         agricultural sector. This Initiative     Finally, reflecting the McCain               for International Leadership
                                                                         has enjoyed a rapid start, and it is     Institute’s action-oriented approach,        Arizona State University
                                                                         poised to expand significantly in        I should note that in July, 2017, I was
                                                                         coming years.                            named by Secretary of State Tillerson
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    Sedona                                                            Cindy McCain, chair of the McCain Institute’s Human
                                                                      Trafficking Advisory Council, discussed the global fight
                                                                      against human trafficking at the Sedona Forum. The
                                                                                                                                     Panelists for the opening session of the Sedona Forum on young leaders
                                                                                                                                     driving change: moderator and Institute Trustee, Lady Lynn Forester de
                                                                                                                                     Rothschild, chief executive officer, E.L. Rothschild, and chairman and

                                                                      panel featured Nick Grono, CEO, Freedom Fund; and              co-founder, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism; Dr. Alaa Murabit, high-level
                                                                      Kevin Hyland, United Kingdom Independent Anti-Slavery          commissioner and SDG global advocate, U.N., and founder, The Voice of
                                                                      Commissioner; and was moderated by Ernie Allen,                Libyan Women and The Omnis Institute; and Hadeel Ibrahim, executive
                                                                      Principal, Allen Global Consulting LLC.                        director – strategy and external relations, Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

            he Sedona Forum          To foster candid debate
            is one of the            and discussion, the Forum
            most prominent           was conducted off-the-
    international conferences        record. The sole exception
    purposefully formatted to        was a session on the fight
    incite frank, off-the-record     against human trafficking.
    discussion on American global    That discussion focused on
    strategy and leadership.         the international scope of
    Top government officials,        trafficking and featured Nick
    business leaders, human          Grono, CEO of the Freedom
    rights activists, humanitarian   Fund; Kevin Hyland, United
    workers and U.S. senators        Kingdom Independent Anti-
    from both sides of the aisle     Slavery Commissioner;
    were among the featured          Cindy McCain, Chair of the
    speakers at the fifth annual     McCain Institute Human
    Sedona Forum, held April 21-     Trafficking Advisory Council;
    23, 2017. The highlight of the   and was moderated by Ernie
    2017 session was a keynote       Allen, Principal, Allen Global
    conversation between Senator     Consulting LLC. ■
    John McCain and Lt. Gen.
    H.R. McMaster, USA, who is
    currently serving as National
    Security Advisor to President
    Donald Trump.

                                                                                                       A highlight of the 2017 Sedona Forum, Senator John McCain spoke with National Security Advisor LTG
                                                                                                       H.R. McMaster in a keynote session on global challenges, solutions and the role of American leadership.
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                                                                                                                         Kayla would be deeply humbled
                                                                                                                         and honored by this award. It’s
                                                                                                                         difficult to imagine summoning

    AWARD                                                                                                                the courage despite another
                                                                                                                         day of torture and captivity; not
                                                                                                                         knowing what that day could hold

    FOR COURAGE                                                                                                          and what may be done to her or
                                                                                                                         others. Yet be able to live with
                                                                                                                         the belief that even in prison one

                                                                                                                         can be free and be able to retain
                                                                                                                         this freedom to be principled and

                                                                                                                         – Marsha Mueller, Kayla’s mother
                                                                                                                                                              Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian worker from Prescott, Arizona, was the recipient of the
                                                                                                                                                              2017 Award for Courage and Leadership. Mueller dedicated her life to serving those
                                                                                                                                                              in need; she was captured and held by ISIS until her reported death in 2015.

            he McCain Institute’s
            2017 Award for
            Courage and
    Leadership was presented
    posthumously to Kayla
                                                                                                                                                              K ayla Mueller (1988-2015)
    Mueller and accepted by
    her parents at an event in                                                                                                                                Mueller worked first as a                    held hostage by ISIS until her
    New York City. Mueller, a                                                                                                                                 volunteer and then ultimately                reported death in 2015.
    humanitarian worker from                                                                                                                                  as an employee for various
    Prescott, Arizona, dedicated                                                                                                                              advocacy and humanitarian                    Despite the torture,
    her life to serving those in                                                                                                                              organizations engaged in                     violence, and unimaginable
    need. She was captured and                                                                                                                                relief work in some of the                   abuse, Mueller remained
    held by ISIS until her reported                                                                                                                           areas of greatest suffering in               committed to living a life
    death in 2015.                                                                                                                                            the world. While working for                 of courageous compassion.
                                                                                                                                                              an NGO in Turkey supporting                  As her fellow hostages
    The Award for Courage and                                                                                                                                 Syrian refugees, Mueller                     would later recount, Mueller
    Leadership is given each year                                                                                                                             accompanied a group of fellow                stood up to executioner,
    to honor an individual or                                                                                                                                 humanitarians to a Doctors                   “Jihadi John”, to defend her
    group who has unwaveringly                                                                                                                                Without Borders hospital in                  faith and principles with
    stood for fundamental values                                                                                                                              Aleppo, Syria. As they left                  a steadiness and dignity
    and has inspired the world                                                                                                                                Aleppo in August 2013, they                  that seemed unimaginable
    through acts of selfless                                                                                                                                  were ambushed and taken                      given the terror and torture
    courage.                                                                                                                                                  hostage, just days before                    they had all witnessed and
                                                                                                                                                              Mueller’s 25th birthday.                     endured. ■
    Past recipients of the McCain                                                                                                                             The sole American, Mueller
    Institute’s Award for Courage                                                                                                                             remained in custody and was
    and Leadership: Malala
    Yousafzai, 2015 and Dikembe
    Mutombo, 2016. ■

                                      Meghan McCain and McCain Institute Trustee Don Brandt present Carl and Marsha
                                      Mueller with the 2017 McCain Institute Award for Courage and Leadership in honor
                                      of their daughter, Kayla Mueller.
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                                                                                                                                                align with each NGL’s                      Next Generation Leaders for             each NGL’s commitment to
                                                                                                                                                professional background and                The Global Leadership                   implementation of his or her
                                                                                                                                                Leadership Action Plan, while              Symposium: Embracing                    Leadership Action Plan. The

                                                                                                                                                designed to be a professional              Disruption. This marks the              Symposium drew attention
                                                                                                                                                broadening experience                      first time we have brought              to leadership challenges and
                                                                                                                                                developed to support each                  leaders together across                 solutions and engaged NGLs,

                                                                                                                                                NGL’s leadership journey.                  program years, helping                  guest speakers, program
                                                                                                                                                                                           to strengthen our Next                  partners, as well as the McCain
                                                                                                                                                In February 2017, we convened              Generation Leader global                Institute team. ■

                                                                                                                                                our first four cohorts of                  network, and reinforcing

                                                                                                                                   Participants by Area                                    Geographic Origin
                                                                                                                                   of Focus

                                                             ince its inception,           Proudly, the 2017 Cohort
                                                             the Next Generation           applications increased by 170%

           NGLs in the field
                                                             Leaders (NGL) program
                                                      has developed and empowered
                                                      52 emerging, character-driven
                                                                                           from the prior year and we
                                                                                           reached 44 new countries. Our
                                                                                           new NGL train-the-trainer


                                                                                                                                                           16  %

          implementing their                          leaders from 39 countries            component will greatly expand
        Leadership Action Plans                       spanning five continents. The        our global reach, with each
                                                      NGL program graduated 10             NGL training at least 100              Governance   Politics    Human
                                                      NGLs in August 2017, totaling        people per year, beginning in                                  Democracy                           North     Central   South        Europe       Africa      Middle      Asia
                                                                                                                                                                                              America   America/ America                                East
                                                      an impressive 44 NGLs in             the fall of 2018.                                                                                                                   29   %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10  %

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Caribbean                                       Region
                                                      the field implementing their
                                                                                                                                                                                              15%                  6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4%                                              23%
                                                      Leadership Action Plans (LAP).       The Next Generation Leaders
         applications increased                       In September, we welcomed            program has partnered with
                                                      eight new leaders from eight         45 organizations around
                                                      different countries who will         the United States, including

                                                      comprise our first group             Fortune 100 companies,
                                                      primarily focused on character-      government agencies and
                                                      driven political leadership at all   leading non-governmental
         organizations partnered                      levels of government.                organizations. Placements

                                                                                                                                   At “The Global Leadership Symposium: Embracing Disruption,”          On Feb. 7, 2017, the McCain Institute hosted “The Global
                                                                                                                                   2013 NGL Giorgi Akhmeteli of Georgia; Esta Soler, president of       Leadership Symposium: Embracing Disruption.” Gathering before
             In September, the Institute welcomed                                                                                  Futures Without Violence; Brian Ferguson, director of the District   their session on “Women’s Empowerment: How Are Women Making
    the 2017 Cohort of Next Generation Leaders.                                                                                    of Columbia Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizen Affairs; and 2014    a Difference?”, panelists Kimberly King, executive director of One
      With leaders from eight countries, the group                                                                                 NGL Urmo Kübar of Estonia discussed the role of civil society in     Island Institute, vice president of International Women’s Think Tank
        is composed of accomplished mid-career                                                                                     sparking change.                                                     and co-founder of WIESD; 2014 NGL Siham J. Mamand of the
       professionals dedicated to continuing their                                                                                                                                                      Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq; 2015 NGL Karambu Ringera
            pursuit of character-driven leadership.                                                                                                                                                     of Kenya; and Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New
                                                                                                                                                                                                        America, prepared to take the stage.
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    Catalyst Grant
                                                                   Giorgi Akhmeteli, a              Urmo Kübar, a member             Karambu Ringera,
                                                                   member of the 2013 Cohort        of the 2014 Cohort, is an        a member of the 2015
                                                                   and an individual who uses       experienced civil society        Cohort, is the Founder and

          his year, we were proud to announce three winners of     a wheelchair due to a spinal     leader in Estonia. He was        President of International
          the McCain Institute 2017 NGL Catalyst Grant: Giorgi     trauma, is the Founder           recently named as Civil          Peace Initiatives, an NGO
          Akhmeteli of Georgia, Urmo Kübar of Estonia and          and Chairman of the              Society Advisor to the           that aims to create models
    Karambu Ringera of Kenya. The Catalyst Grant supports and      Georgian NGO “Accessible         President of Estonia. Kübar      of sustainable development
    encourages top achievement in the implementation of a Next     Environment for Everyone,”       is dedicated to promoting        and peace in Kenya. By
    Generation Leader’s Leadership Action Plan through an annual   an organization that             more civic activism and          implementing her Leadership
    monetary award of up to $10,000. ■                             advocates for the interests      social action, building a        Action Plan, she is building
                                                                   of persons with disabilities.    supportive environment for       an advocacy agency for
                                                                   Through his Leadership           civil society organizations,     citizens and developing a
                                                                   Action Plan, Akhmeteli works     and strengthening their          leadership-training program
                                                                   with the Georgian Parliament     capacity to impact and inspire   to educate and train current
                                                                   on healthcare, rehabilitation,   a more giving society. His       and future leaders. Her
                                                                   and habilitation issues          Leadership Action Plan           plan has received national
    The most important task of a leader is to help                 within the disabled Georgian     is to establish a venture        attention in Kenya and has
                                                                   community. Akhmeteli will        philanthropy foundation          directly impacted 1,000
    others to be the best versions of themselves.                  use his Catalyst Grant to fund   in Estonia to support non-       individuals. Dr. Ringera will
    My year spent as part of the Next Generation                   disability awareness seminars    profit organizations that        use her Catalyst Grant to
    Leaders program was instrumental in my                         at five Georgian Universities.   make a difference in people’s    support leadership workshops
                                                                                                    lives. Kübar will use his        across Kenya.
    journey towards supporting the people of                                                        Catalyst Grant to develop a
    Estonia in becoming more active, considerate                                                    website, the first of its kind
    and generous citizens for their communities,                                                    in Estonia, that will catalyze
                                                                                                    philanthropic engagement
    for our country and for the world. It is an                                                     and turn Estonians into more
    extremely well-designed and implemented                                                         active and impactful givers.
    program that combines thought-provoking
    discussions, unique networking opportunities
    and hands-on experiences with the leading
    thinkers and practitioners.
    – Urmo Kübar
       Next Generation Leader, Estonia
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                                                                                                                             The Initiative launched
                                                                                                                             as a pilot with resources
                                                                                                                             focused in 74 counties

                                                                                                                             in South and Northwest
                                                                                                                             Texas. Since launching the
                                                                                                                             Initiative, key achievements

                                                                                                                             have been realized across
                                                                                                                             all four key program areas.
                                                                                                                             This includes building the

                                                                                                                             capacity to recognize and
                                                                                                                             support victims within state
                                                                                                                             and local law enforcement
                                                                                                                             through several interactive
                                                                                                                             training workshops. We have
                                                                                                                             also helped to identify nine
                                                                                                                             potential victims of labor
           COMBATTING labor                              2017, the program enjoyed       In April 2017, in collaboration     trafficking in the agricultural   At the Second Annual Human Trafficking Symposium, Senator Amy Klobuchar and
           trafficking                                   tremendous growth as we         with the Howard G. Buffett          sector as a result of dedicated   Senator Bob Corker discussed the legislative path forward to EndTrafficking. The
                                                                                                                             outreach to farmworker            session was moderated by Carol Smolenski, executive director of ECPAT-USA.
                                                         launched a multi-disciplinary   Foundation, the McCain

                  he McCain Institute’s                  labor trafficking program,      Institute launched the Buffett-     communities.
                  program for                            deepened partnerships           McCain Institute Initiative
                  Combatting Human                       with local and national         to Combat Modern Slavery.                                             relationship with Amber                    With the McCain Institute’s
           Trafficking educates, raises                  organizations and expanded      The objective of this three-        COMBATTING SEX                    Alert in Arizona, we educated              support, the ASU Office of
           awareness and implements                      outreach efforts on college     year Initiative is to establish a   trafficking                       communities on human                       Sex Trafficking Intervention
           action-based solutions to end                 campuses nationwide.            program that:                                                         trafficking through dynamic                Research helped to develop
           modern slavery. Throughout                                                                                        In 2017, we convened the          conferences, which included                a comprehensive, web-
                                                                                         • Ends trafficker impunity by       Second Annual McCain              expert speakers, resource                  based, human trafficking
                                                                                           supporting a justice system       Institute Human Trafficking       tables and multidisciplinary               education curriculum aimed
                                                                                           able to effectively, fairly,      Symposium, bringing               breakout sessions.                         at preventing and identifying
                                                                                           and efficiently handle forced     together more than 350                                                       human trafficking among
                                                                                           labor and labor exploitation      people to discuss ways to         Under our leadership, the                  school-aged youth.
                                                                                           cases.                            combat human trafficking          Student Alliance Against
                                                                                                                             at local, state, national         Trafficking more than                      Finally, McCain Institute
                                                                                         • Secures justice for victims       and international levels.         doubled its reach nationally               staff continues to provide
                                                                                           of forced labor and severe        Symposium speakers                to 25 universities, community              technical support to the
                                                                                           forms of labor exploitation.      included: Senators Amy            colleges and high schools.                 Arizona Governor’s Human
                                                                                                                             Klobuchar and Bob Corker;         Through organized human                    Trafficking Council. The
                                                                                         • Discourages exploitative          Emanuel Medeiros, CEO of          trafficking awareness weeks,               Council worked with the
                                                                                           practices by bringing the         the International Center for      dedicated Student Alliances                Arizona Broadcasters
                                                                                           Fair Food Program to Texas.       Sport Security in Europe and      across the country hosted                  Association to air human
                                                                                                                             Latin America; and Bradley        film screenings and expert                 trafficking public service
                                                                                         • Amplifies resources and           Myles, executive director and     speaker events, organized                  announcements during the
                                                                                           increases coordination            CEO of Polaris Project.           service provider and                       NCAA Final Four tournament
                                                                                           through multi-sectoral                                              community partnerships, held               in Phoenix, and trained all
                                                                                           partnerships.                     We also continued to amplify      fundraisers, and distributed               NCAA Final Four volunteers
                                                                                                                             our efforts through innovative    educational and promotional                on how to identify and
In the spring of 2017, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the McCain Institute                                             partnerships. Utilizing our       materials.                                 report incidents of human
for International Leadership at Arizona State University launched a three-year multi-                                                                                                                     trafficking. ■
disciplinary initiative to combat labor trafficking in the agricultural sector.
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                                                                                                        Human Rights                        to support human rights in               assistance to human rights
                                                                                                        Working Groups                      countries that dominate the              activists who have been forced
                                                                                                                                            current foreign policy agenda,           to flee their home countries

                                                                                                        The United States has               such as North Korea, the                 or to work underground due
                                                                                                        long practiced a policy of          Philippines, South Sudan and             to harassment, intimidation
                                                                                                        promoting human rights              Burma. Additional reports                or violent threats. A world

                                                                                                        and democracy as part of            were issued on countries such            seemingly less concerned
                                                                                                        its national security agenda.       as Vietnam and South Africa,             about upholding democracy,
                                                                                                        In an effort to augment             who also continue to struggle            and defending human rights
                                                                                                        that agenda, The McCain             with issues of democracy and             and the rule of law, puts
                                                                                                        Institute continued to              human rights.                            the lives of Human Rights
                                                                                                        convene the Human Rights                                                     Defenders, as well as their
                                                                                                        Working Group in 2017. This                                                  friends and families, at grave

              uman rights defenders   programs reflect an unyielding   electoral environment in the     is a unique, nonpartisan            Human Rights                             risk. Through the Human
              around the world        commitment to upholding          Democratic Republic of the       initiative that brings together     Defenders Program                        Rights Defenders program,
              are in peril, and       freedom, democracy and           Congo, and to support the rule   renowned experts in the                                                      the McCain Institute provides
     action is needed to support      human rights as universal        of law in Pakistan highlight a   fields of human rights and          Building on a record of                  funding, logistical assistance
     those individuals who are at     human values. Our work in        few of our ongoing efforts to    national security. To date,         passionate advocacy for                  and referrals to human rights
     the forefront in defending       2017 to eliminate the scourge    strengthen individuals and       this group has produced 19          human rights, the Institute              defenders in distress. Our goal
     and promoting freedom.           of human trafficking, to         institutions that protect and    country papers with specific        launched the Human Rights                is to support 10-12 Human
     The McCain Institute’s           promote a peaceful, nonviolent   defend basic human rights.       recommendations. In 2017,           Defenders program in 2017,               Rights Defenders per year. ■
                                                                                                        action was recommended              which provides transitional

                                                                                                                                            The program assisted                     her family the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                            a prominent activist                     remain abroad temporarily
                                                                                                                                            for women’s rights and                   while the threat environment
                                                                                                                                            education, its first Human               cools. We have also provided
                                                                                                                                            Rights Defender from                     her with additional training,
                                                                                                                                            Afghanistan. Having received             as well as a platform to
                                                                                                                                            countless death threats, and             continue her advocacy
                                                                                                                                            barely surviving a bombing               for more freedom and
                                                                                                                                            attempt in mid-2017, she is              transparency in Afghanistan.
                                                                                                                                            now living abroad with her               She intends to return home
                                                                                                                                            family. The McCain Institute’s           when it is safe to do so. ■
                                                                                                                                            support has provided her and

                                                                                                                                 Human rights defenders around the world
                                                                                                                                 are in peril, and action is needed to support
                                                                                                                                 those individuals who are at the forefront in
                                                                                                                                 defending and promoting freedom.
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     GLOBAL RULE OF LAW                                                                                    EVENTS
                                                                                                           ANNUAL NEW YORK DINNER

                                                                                                           In November 2017, ASU Foundation hosted
     EDUCATING                        human rights law, transitional    Congressional offices, NGOs        the annual New York dinner benefitting the
     NEXT GENERATION                  justice, building judicial        and policy institutes. Alumni      McCain Institute, which featured a leadership
     OF LAWYERS                       institutions, and – through       of our program have gone           conversation between Dr. Henry Kissinger and
                                      the McCain Institute’s            on to work in the fields of        U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki

            he Global Rule of         Policy Design Studio –            rule of law and international      Haley. The conversation was moderated by
            Law and Governance        foreign policy-making.            law in places as diverse as        McCain Institute Trustee, former Senator Kelly
            Program welcomed          Thanks to externships             Poland, the United Kingdom,        Ayotte. In this timely, relevant and inspiring
     students from ASU’s Sandra       across Washington,                American Samoa, Brazil and         presentation, our speakers shared their views
     Day O’Connor College of Law      students also gain valuable       Albania. In January 2018, we       on some of the world’s most pressing global                       In November, the McCain Institute and Arizona State University
                                                                                                           challenges, including North Korea and the                         Foundation hosted a New York City Evening featuring a
     for study in Washington.         professional experience at        will welcome the third cohort                                                                        conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry
     Students in this program         U.S. government agencies,         of students. This academic         United States’ relationship with China. ■                         Kissinger, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
                                                                                                                                                                             and Institute Trustee former Senator Kelly Ayotte.
     have the opportunity to take     including the Departments         component will be our largest
     courses in international         of State and Justice,             to date. ■
                                                                                                           DEBATE AND DECISION SERIES                                        future policy choices, not to look backward
                                                                                                                                                                             and cast blame for perceived failings.
                                                                                                           Focused on decisive action, McCain Institute
                                                                                                           debates offer a frank and informed format                         This year’s debate topics included: U.S.-
     BUILDING                         and in partnership with Tec       Additionally, the Global           that strives to build deeper understanding,                       China Policy: How Do We Get Tough?,
     RULE OF LAW                      de Monterrey’s Escuela de         Rule of Law and Governance         mutual respect, and political civility , as well                  which was conducted in Phoenix, as well as,
                                      Gobierno y Transformación         Program is implementing            as a call for decisive action. The debate series                  Russia: Time to Contain?, which was hosted
     The Global Rule of Law           Pública, has undertaken           a grant from the U.S.              is non-partisan and seeks to look forward at                      in Washington. ■
     and Governance program           this project to assist Mexico     Department of State to assist
     was awarded a grant              as it transitions from an         institutions in Pakistan in
     this year from the U.S.          inquisitorial legal system to     developing practical legal
     Department of State for a        the kind of adversarial legal     education capabilities that will
     joint project with Mexico’s      system used in the United         bolster the effectiveness of
     most prestigious private         States and other common           the country’s justice system,
     university, Tecnológico de       law countries. The potential      including its prosecutorial
     Monterrey, to bring more         impact of this project is         services. This addresses
     transparency to that country’s   significant as it builds on two   a critical need in Pakistan
     criminal prosecution system.     cornerstones of democratic        as it seeks to counter the
     The Global Rule of Law           societies – functional courts,    threats posed by terrorism,
     and Governance program,          which can guarantee fair          widespread criminality, and
     through ASU’s Sandra Day         justice, and transparency in      corruption. ■
     O’Connor College of Law          the judicial process.

                                                                                                                       On Oct. 3, 2017, the McCain Institute hosted another installment in its Debate and Decision Series, “Russia: Time to
                                                                                                                      Contain?” Moderated by CNN Global Affairs Correspondent Elise Labott, the debate featured David J. Kramer, senior
                                                                                                                  fellow, Florida International University, and affiliated senior fellow, the McCain Institute; Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas, nonresident
                                                                                                                        senior fellow, Atlantic Council, and national security analyst for NBC/MSNBC; Thomas Graham, managing director,
                                                                                                                                 Kissinger Associates; and Matthew Rojansky, director, the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Impact report The Sedona Forum Award for Courage and Leadership Next Generation Leaders Combatting Human Trafficking Human Rights And Democracy ...
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LEADERSHIP VOICES                  series dedicated to engaging               own leadership journeys,
                                   and empowering a diverse                   as well as their views on
Leadership Voices is the           range of students and young                current events. Leadership

McCain Institute’s events          professionals. The goal of                 Voices promotes character-
                                   the series is to motivate                  driven leadership, one of the
                                   individuals on their pathways              core values of the Institute,
                                   to success by introducing                  as well as the personal and
                                   them to accomplished leaders,              professional formation of
                                   who share insights from their              future leaders. ■

                                                                                                                                  Next Generation                 well as best practices for               program, the participants
                                   Aimed at fostering leadership and ambition among emerging                                      Professionals                   navigating a challenging legal           returned to Pakistan, where
                                   young professionals, the Institute’s Leadership Voices                                                                         and political environment.               they are establishing new
                                   series features today’s icons and trailblazers. On Oct. 11,                                    In the Next Generation          This session complemented                courses in local law schools.
                                   2017, Institute Executive Director Ambassador Kurt Volker
                                   interviewed President and CEO of New America Dr. Anne-                                         Professionals short-term        a week of training on                    The leadership strategies
                                   Marie Slaughter. The evening also included networking                                          leadership training program,    curriculum development,                  learned at the Institute
                                   opportunities for attendees.                                                                                                   teaching methodology, legal              has contributed to the
                                                                                                                                  we hosted 16 law professors
                                                                                                                                  from Pakistan for a two-day,    clinics, and legal research and          improvement of Pakistani
                                                                                                                                  Washington-based training       writing provided by ASU’s                legal education. ■
                                                                                                                                  course focused on the ethics,   Sandra Day O’Connor College
MOVIE PREMIERE OF                  the audience. The film is                                                                      values and leadership, as       of Law. After completing the
I AM JANE DOE                      currently available on Netflix.

The McCain Institute for           At both premieres,
International Leadership, 50       welcoming remarks and
Eggs Films and Streetlight         panel discussions featured
USA hosted the premiere            Mary Mazzio, the film’s
of the groundbreaking              director, members of the
documentary, “I Am Jane            McCain Institute’s Human
Doe,” in Washington, and           Trafficking Advisory Council,
Scottsdale, Arizona. This          and participants from the
remarkable film shows              film. The Washington panel
the hardships and horrific         discussion included Senator
reality of sex trafficking and     Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Survivors            Senator John McCain (R-AZ),
speak out and tell their stories   Senator Claire McCaskill
of being sold online and share     (D-MO) and Senator Rob
their journey to justice with      Portman (R-OH). ■

                                                                              In February, the McCain Institute co-hosted
                                                                              the Washington premier of “I AM JANE DOE.”
                                                                              Following the screening, filmmaker and journalist
                                                                              Perri Peltz moderated a discussion on the fight                                             In March 2017, law professors from Pakistan took part in training and
                                                                              to end human trafficking featuring Senator John                                             professional development as a part of the Institute’s Next Generation
                                                                              McCain, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Heidi                                                  Professionals program.
                                                                              Heitkamp, Senator Claire McCaskill and Mary
                                                                              Mazzio, the film’s director.
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                                                                                                              5-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
Policy Design                            Liberal Arts and, as of 2016,      design and leadership skills.
Studio                                   the Sandra Day O’Connor            The three separate classes
                                         School of Law.                     focused on Germany, Turkey
Since the fall of 2013,                                                     and the United Kingdom,
the McCain Institute has                 This year, the Institute           where students constituted a
conducted 10 Policy Design               continued its Policy               U.S. embassy in their country

                                                                                                              52                                     30                                     500
Studio programs for 120                  Design Studio, equipping           of focus and played out actual
students through Arizona                 undergraduate and law              roles of the embassy country
State University’s College of            students with foreign policy       team. Each class met with
                                                                            experts in international          Next Generation Leaders                partnerships and 25 events             people trained as part of the
                                                                            policy development from           from 39 countries                      around the country to end              North Kivu Democracy Project
                                                                            the State Department,                                                    human trafficking
                                                                            foreign embassies, and            The Next Generation Leaders                                                   Launched in 2014, the North Kivu
                                                                            other foreign policy leaders.     program has trained and empowered      The Combatting Human Trafficking       Democracy Project has directly
                                                                                                              52 leaders from 39 countries through   program has educated, raised           trained more than 500 people in
                                                                            Students developed their          partnerships with 45 organizations.                                           candidate/campaign techniques,
                                                                                                                                                     awareness and implemented
                                                                            final presentations centered                                             innovative, action-based solutions     as well as 3,000 people through a
                                                                            around advancing the                                                     to end human trafficking utilizing     “training of the trainers” program

                                                                            relationship with the target                                             over 30 partnerships and 25 events     in the Democratic Republic of
                                                                            countries and the United                                                 around the country. The Institute      the Congo.
                                                                                                                                                     sponsors vigorous research
                                                                            States utilizing recommended
                                                                                                                                                     to develop solutions to fight

                                                                            policy actions and changes.       Sedona Forums convened                 trafficking. To raise awareness of
                                                                                                                                                     this insidious and destructive crime
                                                                                                              Five Sedona Forums have convened
                                                                            In 2018, Policy Design Studio                                            against human beings in college
                                                                                                              thought-leaders, decision-makers,      communities, the Institute has
                                                                            classes will also be open to      action-activists and diverse experts                                          Next Generation Professionals
                                                                                                                                                     formed the Student Alliance Against
                                                                            students from Washington          to discuss approaches and solutions                                           from the Democratic Republic of
                                                                                                                                                     Trafficking with chapters on 25
                                                                            area universities. Exciting       to real-world problems ranging from    campuses in six states.                Congo and Pakistan
                                                                            new academic initiatives are      cybersecurity to China, and from
                                                                                                              crises in the Middle East to human                                            The Institute has hosted 39 Next
                                                                            being planned now to add

                                                                                                              trafficking. Featured speakers                                                Generation Professionals from the
                                                                            to the McCain Institute’s         have included Vice President Joe                                              Democratic Republic of Congo and
                                                                            educational capacity. ■           Biden, former Prime Minister Tony                                             Pakistan for training and capacity
                                                                                                              Blair, former Director of National                                            building through political and
During a spring visit led by the                                                                              Intelligence James Clapper, former
Institute’s LTG Benjamin Freakley,                                                                                                                   debates as part of the Debate          legal training.
                                                                                                              Secretary of State Hillary Rodham      and Decision Series
USA, (Ret.), students from the Policy
Design Studio and Global Rule of                                                                              Clinton, Director of National

Law & Governance courses visited                                                                              Intelligence Daniel Coats, and         24 debates have provided the
Gettysburg National Park for lessons
                                         Decision Theater                   in his effort to maximize         National Security Advisor LT GEN       platform for serious, candid
in leadership, strategy and character.                                      stability in dense urban areas.   H.R. McMaster.                         discussions answering provocative
                                         In 2017, the Decision Theater                                                                               questions, including: “Drone wars:
                                         partnered with the U.S.            The Decision Theater at                                                  Are we going too far?”, “Should        working groups convened

                                         Army’s Training and Doctrine       the McCain Institute is a                                                the United States be the world’s       by the Human Rights and
                                         Command in order to develop        powerful tool for helping                                                policeman?” and “Is ISIS winning?”     Democracy program
                                         a visual model that will           subject-matter experts and                                                                                      The Human Rights and Democracy
                                         assist them in their mission       policymakers simplify and         students educated and                                                         program has convened bipartisan
                                         to develop an operational          visualize complex problems        engaged through the                                                           working group meetings, providing
                                         doctrine and supervised            in order to produce more          Policy Design Studio course                                                   analysis and recommendations
                                                                            positive and productive                                                                                         regarding human rights, democracy
                                         training of the Army’s forces.                                       Ten semesters of the Policy Design                                            and rule of law in 19 countries. ■
                                         The first project will benefit a   solutions. ■                      Studio course have educated and
                                         Joint Task Force Commander                                           engaged over 120 students in the
                                                                                                              process of crafting foreign policy.
IMPACT made possible
                                                           by you.
 The McCain Institute is passionate about      supported human rights activists who have
 doing not talking.                            had to flee their countries and transition
                                               to new lives elsewhere, while continuing to
 The Next Generation Leaders program has       fight for human dignity.
 educated and trained emerging leaders from
 around the world. Our do-tank approach        None of this would be possible without
 has taken us to Pakistan and Mexico, where    the enthusiastic and generous support
 the Global Rule of Law and Governance         of the many compassionately involved
 program has helped train prosecutors and      foundations, corporations and individual
 strengthen justice system procedures.         donors who have chosen to support the
 The Buffett-McCain Institute Initiative,      McCain Institute.
 dedicated to combatting labor trafficking,
 has raised awareness, trained officials,      We don’t always see our generous
 and developed long-term mechanisms to         donors, but you are always in the
 eradicate forced labor in U.S. agriculture.   picture. ■
 Our Human Rights Defenders fund has

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                                               McCain Institute, please contact
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                                               of Development, at


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