“Thought-leaders” Clinton, McCain at Sedona Forum

sedona-forumOn Saturday, April 26, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined her good friend Arizona Senator John McCain at the McCain Institute’s annual Sedona Forum.

The Sedona Forum is the McCain Institute’s annual gathering of national and international “thought-leaders,” according to the Institute. The group sits around and discusses approaches and solutions to real-world problems they created.

“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.”

“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.

In addition to Secretary Clinton, Senator McCain, ASU President Crow, participants in The Sedona Forum 2014 will include:

GE Chairman and CEO and McCain Institute Board Member Jeff Immelt
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)
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
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.

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