Presidential hopeful McCain, author Phillips will give talks |

Presidential hopeful McCain, author Phillips will give talks

Presidential hopeful John McCain and best-selling author Donald Phillips will both speak at the Aspen Institute’s Paepcke Auditorium next week.

McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona and Republican candidate in the 2000 presidential campaign, will make an address on Monday, July 12 at 3 p.m.

First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, McCain served two terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1985. In November 1998, McCain, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, was re-elected to a third Senate term.

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958, McCain served as a naval aviator for 22 years and saw action in the Vietnam War. In 1967, his plane was shot down and McCain was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, Vietnam for more than five years, until his release in 1973.

In 1997, McCain was named one of the “25 Most Influential People in America” by Time magazine.

Phillips, author of a trilogy on leadership – “Lincoln on Leadership,” “The Founding Fathers on Leadership,” and most recently, “Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership” – will speak on Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., as part of the institute’s Community Lecture Series.

Phillips is also a popular motivational speaker who draws on the leadership experiences of great American statesman and leaders to reach modern audiences.

A notable figure in the field of leadership, and mayor of Fairview, Texas, Phillips speaks frequently around the country to various businesses, government groups, professional organizations, public schools and institutions of higher learning.

In “Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership,” Phillips demonstrates how the philosophies of the civil rights leader can be used as an insightful guide and resource for effecting positive and long-lasting change in any organization.

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