Building Leaders for the World
Our 2019 Graduation Celebration Speaker this year is Cindy McCain.
McCain is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, overseeing the organization’s focus on advancing global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity. She also chairs the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council.
In addition to her work at the McCain Institute, she serves on the Board of Directors of Project C.U.R.E. and the Advisory Boards of Too Small To Fail and Warriors and Quiet Waters. McCain is the wife of the late U.S. Senator John McCain.
Vice Dean, Amb. Skip Gnehm recently spoke at the dedication ceremony for the site of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial located on the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial.
Other speakers at the event included former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Gen. Charles Albert “Chuck” Horner, who developed and executed the air campaign for the liberation of Kuwait.
Hugh Gusterson has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a book tentatively titled "Tinkering with Armageddon: Nuclear Weapons Science After the Cold War."
Based on many years of fieldwork, the book reconstructs the U.S. decision to give up nuclear testing after the cold war and analyzes the ways in which the community of nuclear weapons scientists has reinvented itself in the absence of its core practice for the production of nuclear knowledge.
BA Candidate, International Affairs
"My research has focused on the social effects of desertification and drought. Through conversations with local professors, livestock famers, and government officials my hope is to propose policy solutions to desertification in the Sahel, a region in Africa."