Thursday, April 28, 2022

Evelyn Farkas to Become New Executive Director of McCain Institute

Here is more from a press release:

The McCain Institute at Arizona State University and ASU President Michael M. Crow have announced that Evelyn Farkas has been named the institute’s new executive director. Farkas will begin her new position at the Washington, D.C.-based McCain Institute on May 2.

Farkas brings decades of American foreign policymaking to the McCain Institute. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and executive director of the congressional Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, among many other senior national security positions in the U.S. government. 


Amb. Mark Green previously held the executive director position, which he left after being tapped to run the Wilson Center. 

After Green left, Amb. Josette Sheeran, a Founding Trustee of the McCain Institute, joined the institute's leadership team in the newly created position of Executive Chairman at the McCain Institute.