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The McCain Institute for International Leadership

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The McCain Institute for International Leadership

    Authors & Insights: Josh Rogin

    Authors & Insights: Josh Rogin

    Washington Post Foreign Policy Columnist and CNN Political Analyst Josh Rogin joined Ambassador Mark Green to discuss his new book, “Chaos Under Heaven: America, China and the Battle for the 21st Century,” in the latest installment of the McCain Institute’s Authors & Insights Book Talk Series. As one of America’s preeminent foreign policy journalists, Rogin has covered the U.S.-China relationship from both sides of the Pacific and uses that experience to take a deep look at the past and future of this critical great power relationship.

    Watch or listen to the entire event below. You can also tune into the audio-only podcast version of the event via iTunes or Spotify.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Leadership and Strategy in the Indo-Pacific with Hon. Julie Bishop

    Leadership and Strategy in the Indo-Pacific with Hon. Julie Bishop

    At the 2021 State of the World Conference, hosted by the McCain Institute and Florida International University, 2021 McCain Institute Kissinger Fellow and former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joined Gray TV’s Jon Decker and McCain Institute Executive Director Ambassador Mark Green for a discussion on how to advance the interests of America and our partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific region. As the newly announced 2021 McCain Institute Kissinger Fellow, Bishop also discussed how she plans to craft a framework for greater American and Australian engagement in the region.

    McCain Institute Board of Trustees Chair Cindy McCain and iconic American statesman Dr. Henry Kissinger also joined the conversation for the panel’s introduction.

    • 46 min
    American Global Leadership with Rep. Karen Bass

    American Global Leadership with Rep. Karen Bass

    At the 2021 State of the World Conference, hosted by the McCain Institute and Florida International University, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined Institute Senior Director for Democracy and Human Rights Paul Fagan for a discussion about America’s role as a global leader amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Bass gives engaging insight on how she works with members of both parties to advance America’s interests as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights.

    • 26 min
    Authors & Insights: Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

    Authors & Insights: Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

    Authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser joined Ambassador Mark Green to discuss their newest book “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III,” at the 2021 State of the World Conference (hosted by the McCain Institute and Florida International University) for a special edition of the McCain Institute Authors & Insights Book Talk Series. The book is a look at former Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury and White House Chief of Staff James Baker (no relation to Peter) and how he transformed Washington, D.C.

    • 45 min
    Authors & Insights: Reinforcing the Importance of Modern Democracy

    Authors & Insights: Reinforcing the Importance of Modern Democracy

    With the rise of authoritarianism in many parts of the world, the need for a renewed commitment to free and open democracy has never been clearer. In “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” Anne Applebaum dissects the shift of declining liberal democracies and rising authoritarianism and argues that before reestablishing the commitment to democratic values globally, we need to reaffirm it back here in the United States.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Applebaum joined McCain Institute Executive Director Ambassador Mark Green to discuss her newest book and the importance of maintaining the modern democracy in the face of nationalism and autocracy. This was the fifth installment of the virtual series, which examines America’s challenges and authors’ insights on how to meet them.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Straight Talk Live Part 2 | 2020 Elections: Results + Observations

    Straight Talk Live Part 2 | 2020 Elections: Results + Observations

    After a robust display of American Democracy, we convened a panel of experts for Straight Talk Live Part 2, including Institute Board of Trustees Member and former Sen. McCain Presidential Campaign Manager Rick Davis, former campaign manager for President Obama David Plouffe and former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter, alongside standout journalists Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and host of Showtime's "The Circus" Alex Wagner to breakdown the results of the 2020 U.S. election.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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