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McCain Institute to host former Israeli Prime Minister for leadership discussion

May 31, 2013

The McCain Institute will host former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on June 5, for a discussion on “Leadership in the Middle East.” The event continues the Institute’s Leadership Voices series, in which remarkable individuals share their perspectives on what makes good leadership. Olmert will speak about the critical role of character-driven leadership in a region that has seen both remarkable triumphs and stunning failures of governance.
Olmert began his career as the youngest member of the Knesset when elected with the Likud party in 1973. After 20 years in national politics, including service as mayor of Jerusalem and Vice Prime Minister, Olmert served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2009. The discussion, moderated by ambassador Kurt Volker, McCain Institute executive director, will also address the challenges and limitations Middle East leaders face in addressing the ongoing turmoil in the Arab world.

The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University, seeks to advance character-driven leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity in the United States and around the world. The institute builds on the reputation of excellence for ASU, and the history of service to our nation and to the humanitarian causes of Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain and the McCain family throughout generations. The institute’s programs are designed to identify and support the next generation of global leaders, and to create better designs for better decisions in national and international policy.

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