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McCain Institute at arizona state university 1 THE MISSION 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
2 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 3 The 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 Forum 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. T 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.
4 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 5 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 AND LEADERSHIP can be free and be able to retain this freedom to be principled and compassionate. – 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. T 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.
6 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 7 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 NEXT 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, GENERATION 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. ■ LEADERS our first four cohorts of network, and reinforcing Participants by Area Geographic Origin of Focus S 30% ince its inception, Proudly, the 2017 Cohort the Next Generation applications increased by 170% 44 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 20% 10% 17% 23% 16 % 23% 21% 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 Rights/ Civil Society Economy/ Business 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 % 13% 170% 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 45 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.
8 2017 impact Report 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 T 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
10 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 11 The Initiative launched as a pilot with resources focused in 74 counties COMBATTING in South and Northwest Texas. Since launching the Initiative, key achievements HUMAN have been realized across all four key program areas. This includes building the TRAFFICKING 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 T 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.
12 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 13 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 HUMAN RIGHTS 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 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 H 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.
14 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 15 GLOBAL RULE OF LAW EVENTS AND GOVERNANCE 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 T 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.
16 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 17 LEADERSHIP 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 TRAINING 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), Backpage.com. 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.
18 2017 impact Report McCain Institute at arizona state university 19 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 5 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 39 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 24 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 19 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 120 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. THANK 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 To learn more and to support the McCain Institute, please contact Anna Voloshin, Senior Director of Development, at Anna.Voloshin@asu.edu
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