Steve Kim, Partner at RKF Global, was the speaker at an event on April 23rd with the IRI (International Republican Institute) McCain Fellows. IRI launched the McCain Fellowship for Freedom in January 2021, honoring the spirit and legacy of 25-year IRI Chairman Senator John McCain, a passionate advocate of democracy around the world and former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, who believed that “free markets are not possible without free people.”
The McCain Fellows are rising leaders between the ages of 21 and 35 who are committed to the promotion of political and economic freedom in their countries. They have a proven track record of leadership and accomplishment in challenging environments. They embody the potential for transformational impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. Through this program, these emerging leaders will be brought into IRI’s global network across more than 100 countries, leveraging their training and contacts to catalyze their contributions to free societies. The inaugural cohort of Fellows are from Uganda, Nigeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Nepal and Taiwan.