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Pell Center, Naval War College to host ‘An Evening with Senator John McCain’ on June 12

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the Republican Party’s nominee for president in the 2008 election, will present a public talk on "America's Global Leadership" on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. as part of a program co-hosted by Salve Regina’s Pell Center and the U.S. Naval War College. “An Evening with Senator John McCain” will be presented from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Spruance Auditorium on the Naval War College campus, 686 Cushing Road. While there is no more seating available, the talk will be streamed live at “We are delighted to work with our colleagues at the Naval War College to host Senator McCain,” said Jim Ludes, Pell Center executive director. “His legacy of faithful service to the United States is an inspiration and we are eager to welcome him to Newport. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Rhode Island’s own Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for bringing us all together for what promises to be a very special night.” Sen. McCain entered the Naval Academy in June 1954. He served in the United States Navy as a pilot until 1981 and received numerous awards, including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and Distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C. in 1973. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the United States Senate in 1986. Some of the key issues Sen. McCain focuses on include agriculture, budget, taxes and economy, defense and national security, education and healthcare.