Biden to headline McCain leadership forum

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Other attendees include Sens. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteThe Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Clean energy group backs two GOP incumbents Senator calls for pause in accepting Syrian refugees after Istanbul attack MORE (R-N.H.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamOvernight Defense: US blames ISIS for Turkey attack | Afghan visas in spending bill | Army rolls up its sleeves Senate panel passes bill that would create 4K visas for Afghans Trump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office MORE (R-S.C.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseWeek ahead: Reg advocates hitting back at GOP agenda The Hill's 12:30 Report Hacked computer network mysteriously back online 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."

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