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Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Global Network
This spring, the McCain Institute’s flagship Next Generation Leaders Program is moving into an important phase, the creation of the NGL Global Network. The Network will be the mechanism for maintaining contact among past and current NGL
Kapstein Convenes USG Working Group on Economic Development and Stability
Prof. Ethan B. Kapstein, Senior Director for Research and Decision Analysis at the McCain Institute, has convened a Working Group on Economic Development and Stability, which is hosted by the US Institute of Peace. The Working Group brings together
Governor Jan Brewer Creates Arizona Human Trafficking Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2014CONTACT: Annie Dockendorff(602) 542-7029ADockendorff@az.govGovernor Jan Brewer Creates Arizona Human Trafficking Council PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has established by Executive Order the Arizona Human
​Mrs. Cindy McCain Releases Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Study
Mrs. Cindy McCain Releases Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Study Connected via the McCain Institute’s Decision Theater, Mrs. Cindy McCain and researchers Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz of the School of Social Work at ASU and police Lt. James Gallagher
Study Links Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking
By Billy HouseMarch 4, 2014More than 820 online ads for prostitution in the New York City and New Jersey area in the days before last month's Super Bowl may have involved victims of sex traffickers, according to a study to be released this week by
Cindy McCain testifies at House hearing on sex trafficking
By Erin KelleyFebruary 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 800 online ads selling sex in New York and New Jersey during this month's Super Bowl were believed to involve women and girls forced into prostitution by sex traffickers, Cindy McCain testified
Taking the fight to end human trafficking to the federal, state and local levels
By Amy Klobuchar and Cindy McCain Published: January 31 Amy Klobuchar is a Democratic senator from Minnesota and authored the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act. Cindy McCain is co-chair of the Arizona governor’s task force on human
McCain Institute Funds Human Trafficking Data Project
Super Bowl Prostitution Digitally Mapped by Data Trackers Bloomberg News, Michael Riley Sitting in an operations center outside Washington, Josh Gearheart and his team have spent the last week tracing the digital footprints of Super Bowl
Mrs. Cindy McCain and our Humanitarian Action work in USA Today
Mrs. Cindy McCain featured in USA Today talking about a new Arizona billboard initiative under the McCain Institute's Humanitarian Action Program.
Commentary: Put Weapon System Affordability First
Defense News, Everett Pyatt Soon there will be a new US deputy secretary of defense. The secretary should focus on the growing imbalance between system acquisition plans and available resources. Long-term projections of aircraft and ship
New course takes students to DC to prepare for career in foreign policy
ASU News Sun Devils have a new opportunity to gain experience in foreign affairs and public policy through the McCain Institute for International Leadership's Policy Design Studio program. Located in Washington, D.C., this
Call for Nominations: 2014 McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meghan Latcovich E-mail: Tel: 571.481.6727 Call for Nominations: 2014 McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program WASHINGTON (Oct. 22, 2013)—The McCain Institute for
Human trafficking isn’t welcome in Arizona, Cindy Hensley McCain and Gilbert Orrantia As co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, we were pleased to submit our final report and recommendations. Task force members worked tirelessly to take a hard look
McCain’s Institute’s Ethan B. Kapstein’s new book “AIDS Drugs For All”
Drawing on a rich set of interviews and surveys, this book shows how the global AIDS treatment advocacy movement helped millions in the developing world gain access to life-saving medication. The movement achieved this by transforming the market
Saving the Defense Budget with Acquisition Reform
Saving the Defense Budget with Acquisition Reform Real Clear Defense, Everett Pyatt A study titled Performance of the Defense Acquisition System 2013 was released in late June by the USD(AT&L). It
McCain Institute’s Rebecca Schneider named to Top 99 under 33!
Press Release September 10, 2013 Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Announce the “99 Under 33” WASHINGTON, DC:  The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign
Cindy McCain and ex-first lady of Mexico to talk immigration, Jackee Coe Cindy McCain and former Mexican first lady Marta Sahagún de Fox will be discussing immigration and human trafficking next week in Peoria. The women, who have supported humanitarian causes,
An Interview with Michael C. Polt
The Politic, Rachel Miller Michael C. Polt is the Senior Director of the McCain Institute, a ‘decision tank’ researching and advocating for action in foreign policy and security issues. Previously, Polt served for 35
New Human Trafficking Laws Now Passed In 39 U.S. States: Report
Huff Post, Jessica Prois Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fighting human trafficking at a time when activists estimate more people are enslaved
Cindy McCain calls for human trafficking crackdown
KTAR News, Bob McClay PHOENIX -- The wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is calling on the state legislature to pass tougher laws against human trafficking. Cindy McCain wants the state to have new laws in place when it hosts the Super Bowl in

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