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The 3rd Annual McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference will be held 16 - 19 April 2015 on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

This year our theme is: Cross-Cultural Competence
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Mission

For top undergraduate student leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in a team-based, experiential and analytical exercise that bolsters leadership skills, fosters critical thinking and collaboration, and develops potential strategies for addressing pressing global issues.
​About

The McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference invites renowned speakers and analytical, visionary student-leaders: 40 from across the United States, 20 international students, as well as cadet participants. The conference will unite emerging global leaders with preeminent world leaders in a partnership struggling with the most pressing issues worldwide.

Participants

Participation is by invitation only. The faculty of 30 select colleges and universities world-wide will be invited to nominate and select their top 2 undergraduate candidates to attend and participate as fellows. There will be 84 student participants (fellows) that will work in twelve teams, each with one mentor (senior fellow) to guide their discussions and leadership development within each area.

Check back for a list of schools invited to send students to this year's conference.

  

Senior Fellows Confirmed   

 
Global Economy:
 
 
- Mr. Bob McDonald, MCLC Founder and host, and retired president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble.
 
- President Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico, Professor and
Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
 
- Mr. Xiao An Ji, Chairman of the Board of Hainan Minzu Tech Investment Co,
Ltd., Beijing Hualian Group, and Beijing Hualian Group Investment Holding
Co., Ltd.
 
- Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chair of Banyan Tree Holdings (Singapore)
 
- Ms. Moono Mupotolo, Division Manager of Regional Integration and Trade of
the African Development Bank  
 
Education:
- Sir John Hood, President and CEO of the Robertson Foundation, Chairman of
the Rhodes Trust, Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford 
 
- Dr. Donna Shalala, current President, Miami University, former United
States Secretary of Health and Human Services 
 
- Dr. Daniel Polisar, provost of Shalem College in Israel, researcher and
writer about Israeli Society, Middle Eastern politics, and higher education
 
 
Stewardship:
- Mr. Bekele Gelata, Secretary General Emeritus of the International
Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (new)
 
- Steven Nardizzi: CEO and founder of the Wounded Warrior Project

 

 

 
Connectedness:
- Ms. Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder of LEAP Africa and co-founder of AACE Foods
(Nigeria)
 
- Mr. Tom Tierney, Co-Founder & CEO of the Bridgespan Group, former Chief
Executive of Bain & Company
 
- Mr. Randall Wallace, Oscar-nominated American screenwriter, director, and
producer (including Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, Secretariat,
and Man in the Iron Mask)