WASHINGTON (April 24, 2014) – The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University announced today that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in a conversation with U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the McCain Institute’s annual Sedona Forum on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Sedona, Arizona.
“I am very pleased to have my friend Secretary Clinton join this year’s Sedona Forum,” said Senator McCain. “From her years of service as first lady, in the U.S. Senate and at the State Department, one would be hard-pressed to find a leader with Secretary Clinton’s informed perspective on the many challenges facing America across the globe.”
The Sedona Forum is the McCain Institute’s annual gathering of national and international thought-leaders, decision-makers, business leaders, philanthropists, activists, and experts to discuss approaches and solutions to real-world problems—all from the starting assumption of character-driven leadership and core democratic values.
“We are delighted to have former Secretary Clinton join us in Sedona,” said ASU President Dr. Michael M. Crow. “The McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum continues to grow and attract the best minds from government, business, academia and civil society to Arizona for stimulating discussion and recommendations for action on a wide range of global issues.”
The Sedona Forum 2014 will focus on “Crisis in the Middle East: Values, Strategy and Options,” and will also include sessions on Russia and Ukraine and on combating human trafficking.
In addition to Secretary Clinton, Senator McCain, ASU President Crow, and many others, participants in The Sedona Forum 2014 will include:
• U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns
• U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bob Corker (R-TN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jon Kyl (R-AZ, Ret.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
• GE Chairman and CEO and McCain Institute Board Member Jeff Immelt
• Walmart-USA U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon
• Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson
• Fedex President and CEO Fred Smith
• Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman
• Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay
• Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius
• Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
• Founder of Education for Employment Ron Bruder
• Former CENTCOM Commander James Mattis
• Renowned U.S. and international policy experts
• Prominent civil society, women’s rights, and democracy activists
The Sedona Forum 2013 featured remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, six heads of state, former NBA star and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo, and five U.S. Senators. Registration for this invitation-only, closed press event is full.