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On Wednesday, Gen. H.R. McMaster sat down with Arizona State University President Michael Crow to discuss McMaster's newest book, "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World.” Their conversation was organized by ASU’s McCain Institute and was the third installment in a series examining America’s challenges and innovative strategies for solving them. “I came with 20 questions for you,” Crow...
Although virtual this year, Arizona State University and New America on Sept. 21-24 co-hosted the sixth annual Future Security Forum, which focused on the pressing national security threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Future Security Forum is one of the signature events of the Future of War project — an ASU and New America partnership that analyzes emerging global...
Designer babies, mutant mosquitoes and frankenfoods: These are the images that often spring to mind when people think of genome editing. The practice, which alters an organism’s DNA in ways that could be inherited by subsequent generations, has implications so profound that a growing group of experts believe it is too important a matter to be left only to scientists,...
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken people globally, countries and companies around the world are racing to develop safe and effective vaccines. But ending the COVID-19 pandemic will also require mass immunization programs, and drugmakers will need to manufacture billions of vaccine doses to make these programs successful. The prevailing conventional wisdom is that the best way to make...
This week, Arizona State University’s Center on the Future of War welcomed two ASU Future Security Fellows who are a part of New America’s Class of 2021 National Fellows. The highly competitive program, one of the signature programs of the Washington, D.C., think tank, selected 10 individuals out of nearly 400 applicants for the 2020–21 academic year. For over more...
In Arizona State University’s first academic program based entirely at its Washington, D.C., location, an innovative graduate curriculum is giving the initial cohort deep insights into how to address the 21st century’s most complex leadership challenges. Thunderbird School of Global Management offers its Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management (EMAGAM) at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice...
Introduced by her friends as “the ocean person,” Katherine Ball has spent much of her life near the water. When she was 10 years old, her grandmother gave her “Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion,” a book about oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer and his marine debris study. It was then that Ball knew she wanted a career...
Arizona State University alumna Tiffany Schwartz believes countries should become more interconnected with each other rather than isolated. Creating a career path toward this goal has kept her open-minded, determined and moving forward. From a young age, Schwartz moved around the country living in places such as Tacoma, Washington, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, made her fall in love with the...
After graduating with the 2015 cohort, McCain Institute for International Leadership Next Generation Leader (NGL) Mohammed Al Tarawneh returned to his home country of Jordan with goals to promote democratic engagement and create a safe space for Jordanian youth in political and social expression while preserving the national identity of the country. Using the McCain Institute leadership development model, Al...

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