Partner Events

Democracy Promotion and America's Role in the World: A Conversation with Ambassador Michael McFaul


April 1, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join us for a conversation with Ambassador McFaul on the role of democracy and human rights promotion in American foreign policy.

This discussion will cover the global state of democracy, the extent to which the United States has the moral authority to promote democracy abroad, and the mechanisms that the United States can use to help protect human rights and individual freedoms around the world.

Contact Justin Kopek with questions about the event. This event is co-sponsored by The Alexander Hamilton Society at ASU and the ASU Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies.


Refugee Film Festival

International Rescue Committee


April 4 -28, 2021

The IRC in Phoenix is partnering with IRC in San Diego to bring their annual film series to IRC supporters in Arizona! We're bringing award-winning documentary film and engaging conversation to your home every week for the entire month of April through four award-winning films selected to educate and inspire.

2021 Refugee Film Festival Lineup:

Midnight Traveler

Streaming April 4-7 | Live Q&A April 7 at 6pm

Hunger Ward

Streaming April 10 - 14 | Live Q&A April 14 at 6pm

From Baghdad to the Bay

Streaming April 17 - 21 | Live Q&A April 21 at 6pm

He's Still Fast (Short Film)

Streaming April 24-28 | Live Q&A April 28 at 6pm

Some of the films and speakers will honor San Diego stories. Funds raised through this event will stay in Arizona to support the IRC in Phoenix.


Trilateral Trade Conference

Phoenix Sister Cities


April 15 & 16, 2021

You're invited to the Phoenix Sister Cities VIRTUAL Trilateral Trade Conference on April 15 and 16 which brings together business and community leaders from Calgary, Phoenix and Hermosillo to explore trilateral trade opportunities. Panelists will address the nuts and bolts of cross-border trade, financing, labor force opportunities, among other topics. Early Registration is $100 ($125 after March 31) and includes a $25 UberEats voucher for the Global Links Business Luncheon on April 15. 


The Sedona Forum: Defending Democracy

McCain Institute


April 28 - 30, 2021

THE SEDONA FORUM is the McCain Institute’s annual, high-level gathering of national and international leaders held each spring at the Enchantment Resort in the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. Starting from the assumption of character-driven leadership and core democratic values, The Sedona Forum convenes thought-leaders, decisionmakers, activists and diverse experts to discuss approaches and solutions to real-world problems.

Past speakers have included Vice President Joe Biden; former Prime Minister Tony Blair; Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats; CBS News Correspondent John Dickerson; Actor and Thorn Co-Founder Ashton Kutcher; Secretary of Defense James Mattis; National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster; CIA Director Mike Pompeo; CEOs from GE, Chevron, Walmart-USA, Fedex, Freeport McMoRan and Hewlett Packard; and presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, experts and civil society leaders from around the world.

The Sedona Forum 2021 will be fully virtual, taking place from April 28 – April 30. 


2021 USGLC Virtual State Leaders Summit


June 15 & 16, 2021

Join USGLC for our 2021 Virtual State Leaders Summit at The same high-caliber speakers, groundbreaking panels, and outstanding networking opportunities as our in-person Summit, delivered directly to your home office.


Exploring Leading Foreign Policy Issues


PCFR is dedicated to growing Arizona’s global prominence by providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and build enduring international connections.


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