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Other attendees include Sens. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteLessons from Alabama: GOP, throw out the old playbook The Hill's 12:30 Report Explaining Democratic victories: It’s gun violence, stupid MORE (R-N.H.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDHS chief takes heat over Trump furor Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, Pentagon to speed approval of battlefield drugs | Mattis calls North Korea situation 'sobering' Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House MORE (R-S.C.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseSenate Finance Dems want more transparency on trade from Trump Trump, Kushner meet with advocates on prison reform Democrats search for Russians — any Russians — for collusion story MORE (D-R.I.), former Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), as well as NBA star Dikembe Mutombo and Wal-Mart President Bill Simon.

It is the second year of the annual forum. In 2012, former CIA Director David Petraeus and actor Ben Affleck headlined the event.

According to organizers, the discussion will be focused around the topic, "How Can We Promote Freedom and Democracy Effectively?"

"We at Arizona State University are proud to have Vice President Biden and so many other distinguished leaders involved with the McCain Institute," said Arizona State University President Michael Crow in a statement. "Their participation in the Sedona Forum ensures a thought-provoking weekend."