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The 4th Annual McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference will be held 31 March - 3 April 2016 on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

This year our theme is: From Failure to Inspiration and Change 

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.


Senior Fellows-

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Participants- Participants Participation is by invitation only. The faculty of 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.

This year's schools include: 

 Domestic Schools
International Schools
 Brown University
McGill University
Harvard University 
Australian Defence Academy
 Yale Unversity
Oxford University
 Cornell University
Cambridge University
 Princeton University
Peking University
 Dartmouth College
Royal Norwegian Naval Academy
 College of Holy Cross
Charles University
 Williams College
University of Johannesburg
 University of California-Berkeley
University of Puerto Rico
Wake Forest University
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Duke University
​Tecnologico de Monterrey
 Northwestern University
Voronezh State University
Seton Hall University
Royal Netherlands Military Academy
 Hampden Sydney College
Swiss Military Academy
 New York University
National Advanced School of Engineering Yaounde
 Vanderbilt University
Chilean Military Academy
Spelman College
Singapore Management University
Minnesota State-Mankato
Nova Mova International Lanugage School
 California Insitute of Technology
Fudacao Getulio Vargas
Wellesley College
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Tulane University
King Abdulaziz Military Academy
 Virginia Military Insitute
University of Michigan
United States Naval Academy
 Stanford University
University of Florida
Howard University
​Morgan State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
​Ohio State University
​United States Air Force Academy
​Georgetown University
​Georgia Tech
​University of Texas at Austin
​University of Pennsylvania