2021 Agenda

Defending Democracy: Global Voices from the Frontlines

The Sedona Forum provides a unique opportunity for U.S. and world leaders to have informal, face-to-face discussions about real solutions to the problems we face today. This year, we will explore the challenges and opportunities that impact democracy for our country and the world.

08:30 am - 08:45 am EDT

Welcome

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Dr. Michael Crow Dr. Michael Crow
Josette Sheeran Josette Sheeran
Gov. Doug Ducey Gov. Doug Ducey
Cindy McCain Cindy McCain
09:00 am - 09:45 am EDT

Defending Democracy

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Gen. Mark Milley Gen. Mark Milley
Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Gen. John Allen, USMC (Ret.) Gen. John Allen, USMC (Ret.)

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.) Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

American Leadership on Global Challenges: The Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic

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David Miliband David Miliband
Dr. Tom Frieden Dr. Tom Frieden
Sen. John Barrasso Sen. John Barrasso
Hannah Vaughan Jones Hannah Vaughan Jones
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

The Task Before Us: Rising to the China Challenge

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Josh Rogin Josh Rogin
Rep. Stephanie Murphy Rep. Stephanie Murphy
Sec. Mark Esper Sec. Mark Esper
Sen. Dan Sullivan Sen. Dan Sullivan
Chris Brose Chris Brose

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
10:45 am - 11:00 am EDT

Defenders of Democracy: Global Voices from the Frontlines

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David Kramer David Kramer
Nathan Law Nathan Law
11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT

"A Cause Greater Than" Discussion

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Larry Fitzgerald Larry Fitzgerald
José Andrés José Andrés
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
11:45 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Impact of the Abraham Accords

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Princess Lalla Joumala Princess Lalla Joumala

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Sen. Jeff Flake Sen. Jeff Flake
Sen. Kelly Ayotte Sen. Kelly Ayotte
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Brian Hook Brian Hook
Sen. Chris Murphy Sen. Chris Murphy
Fran Townsend Fran Townsend
Rep. Michael McCaul Rep. Michael McCaul
Gen. John Allen, USMC (Ret.) Gen. John Allen, USMC (Ret.)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Countering White Supremacist Violence

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Rep. Elissa Slotkin Rep. Elissa Slotkin
Katrina Mulligan Katrina Mulligan
Elizabeth Neumann Elizabeth Neumann
Sen. Dick Durbin Sen. Dick Durbin
Brette Steele Brette Steele
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm EDT

Stepping Up for the Global Refugee Crisis

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Wai Wai Nu Wai Wai Nu
Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie
Hamdi Ulukaya Hamdi Ulukaya
Sen. Chris Coons Sen. Chris Coons
01:45 pm - 02:00 pm EDT

Impact of the Abraham Accords

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H.E. Amb. Shaikh Abdulla H.E. Amb. Shaikh Abdulla
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm EDT

Containing Putin

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Vladimir Milov Vladimir Milov
Gen. H.R. McMaster, USA (Ret.) Gen. H.R. McMaster, USA (Ret.)
Sen. Bob Menendez Sen. Bob Menendez
Bill Browder Bill Browder
Rep. Adam Kinzinger Rep. Adam Kinzinger
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm EDT

The Future of Technology and Democracy

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Susan Wojcicki Susan Wojcicki
Sen. Ben Sasse Sen. Ben Sasse
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm EDT

Defenders of Democracy: Global Voices from the Frontlines

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Paul Fagan Paul Fagan
Hon. Bobi Wine Hon. Bobi Wine
04:00 pm - 04:45 pm EDT

America's Global Soft Power Future

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Sen. Tim Kaine Sen. Tim Kaine
Steve Biegun Steve Biegun
Rep. Mike Waltz Rep. Mike Waltz
Mark Malloch-Brown Mark Malloch-Brown
Rep. Liz Cheney Rep. Liz Cheney
04:00 pm - 04:45 pm EDT

Protecting Democracy

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Trevor Potter Trevor Potter
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Roy Blunt Sen. Roy Blunt
Ali Rogin Ali Rogin

What should American Democracy Represent at Home and Abroad?

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Dr. Kori Schake Dr. Kori Schake
Bill Browder Bill Browder
08:45 am - 09:00 am EDT

Day Kickoff

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Sen. Mark Kelly Sen. Mark Kelly
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
Dr. Michael Crow Dr. Michael Crow

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Gen. James Mattis, USMC (Ret.) Gen. James Mattis, USMC (Ret.)

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Fran Townsend Fran Townsend
09:00 am - 09:45 am EDT

The Need for a New International Technology Alliance

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Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt
Sen. Mark Warner Sen. Mark Warner
Dr. Michael Crow Dr. Michael Crow
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

Strategic Approach to Cyber

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Kiersten Todt Kiersten Todt
Sen. Jack Reed Sen. Jack Reed
Sen. Thom Tillis Sen. Thom Tillis
Siobhan Gorman Siobhan Gorman
Sen. Mark Kelly Sen. Mark Kelly
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Future of War

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Rep. Seth Moulton Rep. Seth Moulton
Sen. Joni Ernst Sen. Joni Ernst
Rep. Jim Banks Rep. Jim Banks
Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.) Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Prof. Daniel Rothenberg Prof. Daniel Rothenberg
10:45 am - 11:00 am EDT

Impact of the Abraham Accords

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H.E. Amb. Yousef Al Otaiba H.E. Amb. Yousef Al Otaiba

What should American Democracy Represent at Home and Abroad?

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Rep. Tom Perriello Rep. Tom Perriello
11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Defending Democracy in a Digital Age

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Christopher Krebs Christopher Krebs
Rep. Will Hurd Rep. Will Hurd
Margaret Brennan Margaret Brennan
11:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Defenders of Democracy: Global Voices from the Frontlines

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Elise Labott Elise Labott
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EDT

When a Human Trafficking Hashtag got Hijacked

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Ernie Allen Ernie Allen
Rep. Tom Malinowski Rep. Tom Malinowski
Catherine Chen Catherine Chen
Ali Soufan Ali Soufan
Kristen Abrams Kristen Abrams
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm EDT

One-on-One - Leadership Discussion

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Cindy McCain Cindy McCain
01:45 pm - 02:00 pm EDT

JSM Tribute

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Bob Schieffer Bob Schieffer
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EDT

How to Win the War Against Misinformation

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Sam Gill Sam Gill
Nick Thompson Nick Thompson
Laleh Ispahani Laleh Ispahani
David Axelrod David Axelrod

What should American Democracy Represent at Home and Abroad?

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Gen. Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.) Gen. Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.)
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm EDT

U.S. Foreign Policy In the Era of Multilateralism

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Rep. Tom Perriello Rep. Tom Perriello
Dr. Pardis Mahdavi Dr. Pardis Mahdavi
Sen. Mitt Romney Sen. Mitt Romney
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Sen. Chris Coons Sen. Chris Coons
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm EDT

The Hero Code

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Adm. William McRaven, USN (Ret.) Adm. William McRaven, USN (Ret.)
Jake Tapper Jake Tapper
Courtney Kube Courtney Kube
04:00 pm - 04:45 pm EDT

Irregular Diplomacy

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Amb. David Pressman Amb. David Pressman
Steve Clemons Steve Clemons
Gen. Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.) Gen. Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.)
Amb. Derek Mitchell Amb. Derek Mitchell
Sen. Deb Fischer Sen. Deb Fischer

What should American Democracy Represent at Home and Abroad?

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Sen. Jon Kyl Sen. Jon Kyl
08:45 am - 09:00 am EDT

Day Kickoff

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Sen. Jon Kyl Sen. Jon Kyl
Sec. António Guterres Sec. António Guterres
Sen. Jeff Flake Sen. Jeff Flake

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Dr. Kori Schake Dr. Kori Schake
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Memories of Senator John McCain

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David Miliband David Miliband
09:00 am - 09:30 am EDT

Promoting Democracy

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Sec. Madeleine Albright Sec. Madeleine Albright
Jason Carter Jason Carter
09:45 am - 10:00 am EDT

Defenders of Democracy: Global Voices from the Frontlines

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President Juan Guaidó President Juan Guaidó

What should American Democracy Represent at Home and Abroad?

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Gen. H.R. McMaster, USA (Ret.) Gen. H.R. McMaster, USA (Ret.)
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

Preventing Future Attacks on Democracy

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Richard Aborn Richard Aborn
Nick Rasmussen Nick Rasmussen
Vidhya Ramalingam Vidhya Ramalingam
Tony Sgro Tony Sgro
Brette Steele Brette Steele
10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relationships

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President Toomas Ilves President Toomas Ilves
Dr. Kori Schake Dr. Kori Schake
Sen. Kelly Ayotte Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Gen. James Mattis, USMC (Ret.) Gen. James Mattis, USMC (Ret.)
Rep. Gerry Connolly Rep. Gerry Connolly
10:45 am - 11:00 am EDT

Defenders of Democracy: Global Voices from the Frontlines

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Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu
David Kramer David Kramer
11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

The World Disorder: Facing the China Challenge

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Sen. Joe Lieberman Sen. Joe Lieberman
Dr. Henry Kissinger Dr. Henry Kissinger
12:00 am - 12:45 pm EDT

Defense Position in the Indo-Pacific

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Hon. Julie Bishop Hon. Julie Bishop
Adm. Harry Harris, USN (Ret.) Adm. Harry Harris, USN (Ret.)
Dr. Dan Twining Dr. Dan Twining
Josette Sheeran Josette Sheeran
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT

Eliminating Human Trafficking and Forced Labor In Global Supply Chains: Whose Responsibility Is It?

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Sen. Rob Portman Sen. Rob Portman
Dr. Genevieve LeBaron Dr. Genevieve LeBaron
Rt. Hon. Theresa May Rt. Hon. Theresa May
Kristen Abrams Kristen Abrams
Cindy McCain Cindy McCain
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm EDT

One-on-One - Leadership Discussion

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Sen. Mitch McConnell
Sen. Kelly Ayotte Sen. Kelly Ayotte

What should American Democracy Represent at Home and Abroad?

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Gov. Doug Ducey Gov. Doug Ducey
01:45 pm - 02:00 pm EDT

Impact of the Abraham Accords

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Sen. Lindsey Graham

Memories of Senator John McCain

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Sen. Lindsey Graham
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm EDT

Africa: Innovation, Investment, and Opportunity

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Rep. Karen Bass Rep. Karen Bass
Sen. Jeff Flake Sen. Jeff Flake
Dikembe Mutombo Dikembe Mutombo
Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
Cindy McCain Cindy McCain
02:45 pm - 03:00 pm EDT

Closing and Thank You

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Cindy McCain Cindy McCain