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We’re extending #DemocracyWeek. Join us on December 14 at 1PM ET for a panel discussion on the importance of NATO in bui...
12/09/2021

We’re extending #DemocracyWeek. Join us on December 14 at 1PM ET for a panel discussion on the importance of NATO in building awareness of the mis-, dis-, and mal-information threat, featuring Paul Fagan, Director of the Human Rights and Democracy programs at the McCain Institute; Jamie Fly, President & CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Harry Nedelcu, Director of Policy and Business Development at Rasmussen Global; and Laura Thornton, Director & Senior Fellow of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-natos-public-image-and-building-awareness-of-the-mdm-threat-tickets-225331902787

We’re extending #DemocracyWeek. Join us on December 14 at 1PM ET for a panel discussion on the importance of NATO in building awareness of the mis-, dis-, and mal-information threat, featuring Paul Fagan, Director of the Human Rights and Democracy programs at the McCain Institute; Jamie Fly, President & CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Harry Nedelcu, Director of Policy and Business Development at Rasmussen Global; and Laura Thornton, Director & Senior Fellow of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-natos-public-image-and-building-awareness-of-the-mdm-threat-tickets-225331902787

As The White House's #SummitForDemocracy begins today, we are reminded of Senator John McCain’s words, “For America, our...
12/09/2021
McCain Institute Human Rights & Democracy Summit

As The White House's #SummitForDemocracy begins today, we are reminded of Senator John McCain’s words, “For America, our interests are our values, and our values are our interests.” Our Human Rights and Democracy Summit this week emphasized the need to uphold our Democratic values. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU

The virtual event will take place in conjunction with the White House’s Summit for Democracy on December 9 – 10, 2021. The McCain Institute’s Human Rights an...

The second segment of our Human Rights and Democracy Summit begins now on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss this convening...
12/07/2021

The second segment of our Human Rights and Democracy Summit begins now on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss this convening of journalists and activists who will discuss the perils of defending democracy, featuring Paul Fagan, Director of the McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Program; Barış Altıntaş, a journalist from Turkey; Roman Badanin, a journalist from Russia; and Carla Angola Rodriguez, a journalist from Venezuela: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy

The second segment of our Human Rights and Democracy Summit begins now on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss this convening of journalists and activists who will discuss the perils of defending democracy, featuring Paul Fagan, Director of the McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Program; Barış Altıntaş, a journalist from Turkey; Roman Badanin, a journalist from Russia; and Carla Angola Rodriguez, a journalist from Venezuela: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy

Tune into our Human Rights and Democracy Summit now for a fireside chat on how some governments around the world are lea...
12/07/2021

Tune into our Human Rights and Democracy Summit now for a fireside chat on how some governments around the world are leading the way to end forced labor, featuring Phillippe Sion, Managing Director of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking at Humanity United; James Kofi Annan, Founder and President of Challenging Heights; and Pamela Mar, Executive Vice President of the Fung Academy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy

Tune into our Human Rights and Democracy Summit now for a fireside chat on how some governments around the world are leading the way to end forced labor, featuring Phillippe Sion, Managing Director of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking at Humanity United; James Kofi Annan, Founder and President of Challenging Heights; and Pamela Mar, Executive Vice President of the Fung Academy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy

The McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Summit starts now. Head over to our YouTube channel for the start of o...
12/07/2021

The McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Summit starts now. Head over to our YouTube channel for the start of our first segment: Galvanizing Cooperation Among Democracies to End Forced Labor featuring Alex Their, CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; Canada’s Senator Julie Miville-Dechên; Leonardo Sakamoto, President of Repórter Brasil; and European Parliament Member Heidi Hautula:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy

The McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Summit starts now. Head over to our YouTube channel for the start of our first segment: Galvanizing Cooperation Among Democracies to End Forced Labor featuring Alex Their, CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; Canada’s Senator Julie Miville-Dechên; Leonardo Sakamoto, President of Repórter Brasil; and European Parliament Member Heidi Hautula:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy

Tomorrow at 11 AM ET, join us for our Human Rights and Democracy Summit – an official #SummitForDemocracy side event – f...
12/06/2021

Tomorrow at 11 AM ET, join us for our Human Rights and Democracy Summit – an official #SummitForDemocracy side event – featuring Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Senator Chris C***s, and more. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307

Tomorrow at 11 AM ET, join us for our Human Rights and Democracy Summit – an official #SummitForDemocracy side event – featuring Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Senator Chris C***s, and more. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307

It’s #DemocracyWeek at the McCain Institute. From now until December 13, join us for a number of events that speak to th...
12/06/2021

It’s #DemocracyWeek at the McCain Institute. From now until December 13, join us for a number of events that speak to the current state of the fight for human rights, all in conjunction with The White House #SummitforDemocracy. Stay tuned.

It’s #DemocracyWeek at the McCain Institute. From now until December 13, join us for a number of events that speak to the current state of the fight for human rights, all in conjunction with The White House #SummitforDemocracy. Stay tuned.

12/05/2021

Bob Dole spent his life in service to America. A decorated WWII veteran and stalwart of the US Senate, America will deeply miss the selfless service of Senator Dole. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Ending forced labor and defending democracy are at the core of the McCain Institute’s work. Our upcoming Human Rights an...
12/03/2021

Ending forced labor and defending democracy are at the core of the McCain Institute’s work. Our upcoming Human Rights and Democracy Summit will touch on these issues in tandem with The White House's #SummitForDemocracy. Join us on December 7 at 11 AM ET: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307

Ending forced labor and defending democracy are at the core of the McCain Institute’s work. Our upcoming Human Rights and Democracy Summit will touch on these issues in tandem with The White House's #SummitForDemocracy. Join us on December 7 at 11 AM ET: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307

The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will bring together leaders from around the world to discuss the biggest challenges of ...
12/03/2021

The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will bring together leaders from around the world to discuss the biggest challenges of our time, including peace and security measures in Africa and MENA. Learn more about the program’s curriculum and apply today: https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/leadership-programs/mccain-global-leaders/

The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will bring together leaders from around the world to discuss the biggest challenges of our time, including peace and security measures in Africa and MENA. Learn more about the program’s curriculum and apply today: https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/leadership-programs/mccain-global-leaders/

On December 7 from 11 AM ET – 2 PM ET, the McCain Institute will host its inaugural Human Rights and Democracy Summit. T...
12/02/2021

On December 7 from 11 AM ET – 2 PM ET, the McCain Institute will host its inaugural Human Rights and Democracy Summit. This virtual event, in conjunction with the @WhiteHouse #SummitForDemocracy, will be split into two important segments: ending forced labor and defending democracy. Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307

On December 7 from 11 AM ET – 2 PM ET, the McCain Institute will host its inaugural Human Rights and Democracy Summit. This virtual event, in conjunction with the @WhiteHouse #SummitForDemocracy, will be split into two important segments: ending forced labor and defending democracy. Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307

Join us at 12 PM ET today for our newest installment of #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper featuring former Defense Secret...
12/02/2021

Join us at 12 PM ET today for our newest installment of #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper featuring former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez. Hear them examine the nearly 200-year-long relationship between the United States and Colombia and how we can continue to strengthen it for Hemispheric security. Register now and hop in the call at noon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-secmark-esper-president-of-colombia-ivan-duque-marquez-registration-219969112537

Join us at 12 PM ET today for our newest installment of #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper featuring former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez. Hear them examine the nearly 200-year-long relationship between the United States and Colombia and how we can continue to strengthen it for Hemispheric security. Register now and hop in the call at noon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-secmark-esper-president-of-colombia-ivan-duque-marquez-registration-219969112537

Tomorrow at 12 PM ET, the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez joins former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to discu...
12/01/2021

Tomorrow at 12 PM ET, the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez joins former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to discuss threats of authoritarianism, terrorism, and more in the Western Hemisphere as a part of our newest installment of #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper. Don’t miss out; register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-secmark-esper-president-of-colombia-ivan-duque-marquez-registration-219969112537

Tomorrow at 12 PM ET, the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez joins former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to discuss threats of authoritarianism, terrorism, and more in the Western Hemisphere as a part of our newest installment of #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper. Don’t miss out; register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-secmark-esper-president-of-colombia-ivan-duque-marquez-registration-219969112537

On Thursday at 12 PM ET, join us for our new #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper as former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper ...
11/30/2021

On Thursday at 12 PM ET, join us for our new #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper as former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper sits down with the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez. They’ll discuss the future of the American and Colombian relationship and how it affects the Western Hemisphere and the world. Register for this can’t-miss event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-secmark-esper-president-of-colombia-ivan-duque-marquez-registration-219969112537

On Thursday at 12 PM ET, join us for our new #ConversationsWithSecretaryEsper as former Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper sits down with the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez. They’ll discuss the future of the American and Colombian relationship and how it affects the Western Hemisphere and the world. Register for this can’t-miss event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-secmark-esper-president-of-colombia-ivan-duque-marquez-registration-219969112537

Today is #GivingTuesday and there's never been a better time to support the McCain Institute. We work each day to shape ...
11/30/2021

Today is #GivingTuesday and there's never been a better time to support the McCain Institute. We work each day to shape a better world and we rely on your generous support to carry out our mission. Learn more about how to donate here: https://www.asufoundation.org/colleges-and-programs/programs-and-centers/mccain-institute/mccain-institute---general-fund-CA100315.html #SunDevilGiving

Today is #GivingTuesday and there's never been a better time to support the McCain Institute. We work each day to shape a better world and we rely on your generous support to carry out our mission. Learn more about how to donate here: https://www.asufoundation.org/colleges-and-programs/programs-and-centers/mccain-institute/mccain-institute---general-fund-CA100315.html #SunDevilGiving

Tomorrow, we hope you will consider participating in #GivingTuesday to help us fight for human rights and democracy, adv...
11/29/2021

Tomorrow, we hope you will consider participating in #GivingTuesday to help us fight for human rights and democracy, advance national security and counterterrorism, reaffirm America’s strategic alliances, prevent targeted violence, and combat human trafficking. Your donation is vital to turning our ideas into action and action into impact. Learn more about how to donate: https://www.asufoundation.org/colleges-and-programs/programs-and-centers/mccain-institute/mccain-institute---general-fund-CA100315.html #SunDevilGiving

Tomorrow, we hope you will consider participating in #GivingTuesday to help us fight for human rights and democracy, advance national security and counterterrorism, reaffirm America’s strategic alliances, prevent targeted violence, and combat human trafficking. Your donation is vital to turning our ideas into action and action into impact. Learn more about how to donate: https://www.asufoundation.org/colleges-and-programs/programs-and-centers/mccain-institute/mccain-institute---general-fund-CA100315.html #SunDevilGiving

As #MilitaryFamily Appreciation Month comes to a close, our Executive Chairman Josette Sheeran showed her gratitude for ...
11/29/2021

As #MilitaryFamily Appreciation Month comes to a close, our Executive Chairman Josette Sheeran showed her gratitude for the sacrifices that our service members and their families make every day.

As #MilitaryFamily Appreciation Month comes to a close, our Executive Chairman Josette Sheeran showed her gratitude for the sacrifices that our service members and their families make every day.

This week, the world will recognize #GivingTuesday and we would greatly appreciate your support. Our ability to continue...
11/28/2021

This week, the world will recognize #GivingTuesday and we would greatly appreciate your support. Our ability to continue serving a cause greater than ourselves relies on friends like you. Together, we will make a meaningful difference across the globe, just as Senator John McCain did. Learn more about donating today: https://www.asufoundation.org/colleges-and-programs/programs-and-centers/mccain-institute/mccain-institute---general-fund-CA100315.html #SunDevilGiving

This week, the world will recognize #GivingTuesday and we would greatly appreciate your support. Our ability to continue serving a cause greater than ourselves relies on friends like you. Together, we will make a meaningful difference across the globe, just as Senator John McCain did. Learn more about donating today: https://www.asufoundation.org/colleges-and-programs/programs-and-centers/mccain-institute/mccain-institute---general-fund-CA100315.html #SunDevilGiving

The McCain Institute would like to wish all those who celebrate a #HappyHanukkah. Chag Sameach!
11/28/2021

The McCain Institute would like to wish all those who celebrate a #HappyHanukkah. Chag Sameach!

The McCain Institute would like to wish all those who celebrate a #HappyHanukkah. Chag Sameach!

The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will support character-driven leaders from around the world who want to find solutions ...
11/26/2021

The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will support character-driven leaders from around the world who want to find solutions to tomorrow’s global challenges. When examining Europe and Eurasia, our Leaders will explore how to defend democracy and prevent disinformation and extremism. Learn more about the curriculum and apply today: https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/leadership-programs/mccain-global-leaders/

The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will support character-driven leaders from around the world who want to find solutions to tomorrow’s global challenges. When examining Europe and Eurasia, our Leaders will explore how to defend democracy and prevent disinformation and extremism. Learn more about the curriculum and apply today: https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/leadership-programs/mccain-global-leaders/

This #Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for our friends and supporters. Hope your day is filled with #deepfriedturkey, family...
11/25/2021

This #Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for our friends and supporters. Hope your day is filled with #deepfriedturkey, family, and friends.

This #Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for our friends and supporters. Hope your day is filled with #deepfriedturkey, family, and friends.

The McCain Institute would like to wish President Joe Biden a happy 79th birthday! Read about President Biden’s friendsh...
11/20/2021
John McCain and Joe Biden's Friendship Shows Us How Politics is Supposed to Work

The McCain Institute would like to wish President Joe Biden a happy 79th birthday! Read about President Biden’s friendship with Senator John McCain and their bipartisan cooperation, which continues to serve as a model for how politics should work. https://time.com/5904661/america-learn-biden-mccains-friendship/

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We’re extending #DemocracyWeek. Join us on December 14 at 1PM ET for a panel discussion on the importance of NATO in building awareness of the mis-, dis-, and mal-information threat, featuring Paul Fagan, Director of the Human Rights and Democracy programs at the McCain Institute; Jamie Fly, President & CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Harry Nedelcu, Director of Policy and Business Development at Rasmussen Global; and Laura Thornton, Director & Senior Fellow of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-natos-public-image-and-building-awareness-of-the-mdm-threat-tickets-225331902787
As The White House's #SummitForDemocracy begins today, we are reminded of Senator John McCain’s words, “For America, our interests are our values, and our values are our interests.” Our Human Rights and Democracy Summit this week emphasized the need to uphold our Democratic values. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU
The second segment of our Human Rights and Democracy Summit begins now on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss this convening of journalists and activists who will discuss the perils of defending democracy, featuring Paul Fagan, Director of the McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Program; Barış Altıntaş, a journalist from Turkey; Roman Badanin, a journalist from Russia; and Carla Angola Rodriguez, a journalist from Venezuela: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy
Tune into our Human Rights and Democracy Summit now for a fireside chat on how some governments around the world are leading the way to end forced labor, featuring Phillippe Sion, Managing Director of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking at Humanity United; James Kofi Annan, Founder and President of Challenging Heights; and Pamela Mar, Executive Vice President of the Fung Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy
The McCain Institute’s Human Rights and Democracy Summit starts now. Head over to our YouTube channel for the start of our first segment: Galvanizing Cooperation Among Democracies to End Forced Labor featuring Alex Their, CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; Canada’s Senator Julie Miville-Dechên; Leonardo Sakamoto, President of Repórter Brasil; and European Parliament Member Heidi Hautula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqPj5ocbMU #SummitForDemocracy
On the #NationalPearlHarborDayofRemembrance, we mourn the lives lost and honor the lives forever altered as a result of the attack on the United States 80 years ago. https://www.livescience.com/pearl-harbor-attack
Tomorrow at 11 AM ET, join us for our Human Rights and Democracy Summit – an official #SummitForDemocracy side event – featuring Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Senator Chris C***s, and more. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307
It’s #DemocracyWeek at the McCain Institute. From now until December 13, join us for a number of events that speak to the current state of the fight for human rights, all in conjunction with The White House #SummitforDemocracy. Stay tuned.
Bob Dole spent his life in service to America. A decorated WWII veteran and stalwart of the US Senate, America will deeply miss the selfless service of Senator Dole. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
Ending forced labor and defending democracy are at the core of the McCain Institute’s work. Our upcoming Human Rights and Democracy Summit will touch on these issues in tandem with The White House's #SummitForDemocracy. Join us on December 7 at 11 AM ET: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307
The #McCainGlobalLeaders program will bring together leaders from around the world to discuss the biggest challenges of our time, including peace and security measures in Africa and MENA. Learn more about the program’s curriculum and apply today: https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/leadership-programs/mccain-global-leaders/
On December 7 from 11 AM ET – 2 PM ET, the McCain Institute will host its inaugural Human Rights and Democracy Summit. This virtual event, in conjunction with the @WhiteHouse #SummitForDemocracy, will be split into two important segments: ending forced labor and defending democracy. Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mccain-institute-human-rights-and-democracy-summit-tickets-221054950307