Bob Woodward
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Bob Woodward

The most famous political investigative reporter in America and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Bob Woodward provides a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of government, politics and the role of leadership.

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Expertise In:

  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • American Politics
  • Leadership
  • Election Forecast and Analysis
  • Media and Journalism

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  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Lecture Series
  • The Finance Industry

The most famous political investigative reporter in America and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Bob Woodward provides a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of government, politics and the role of leadership.  

Consistently revealing the inside, hidden stories of Washington and the American Presidency—from Watergate to the Supreme Court, the CIA, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the efforts to resolve America’s fiscal condition, Bob Woodward is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post associate editor who has earned iconic status in American journalistic heritage. An experienced observer, Woodward highlights and analyzes the most important issues of the day sharing with audiences’ critical timely insights while providing the depth and breadth of information needed to gain perspective into today’s current state of affairs both at home and abroad.

Called “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever” by The Weekly Standard, Woodward has authored or co-authored more national best-selling non-fiction books than any other contemporary American writer—winning him national acclaim. Woodward’s 2018’s Fear, Trump in the White House, set American and international records, selling more than 1 million copies in its first week and more than 2.5 million to date. Woodward’s latest book on the Trump presidency, Rage, was released on September 15, 2020. As part of his research Woodward conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses and obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have not been public before.

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Presidential Leadership in the Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic. What is it? What should it be?

After nearly 50 years of reporting on the last nine presidents---from Nixon to Trump---two time Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward presents an in-depth, non-partisan, fact-driven analysis of the current crisis through the lens of history. As Documentarian Ken Burns has noted, Woodward has reported on and written on 20 percent of America's 45 presidents. No one knows the American presidency as well as Bob Woodward and no one has uncovered more of the hidden stories from the secret world of presidents, the CIA, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court. From the groundbreaking All the President's Men with Carl Bernstein in 1974 to 2018’s Fear, Trump in the White House, which set American and international records, selling more than 1 million copies in its first week and now more than 2.5 million, Woodward has had more #1 national bestsellers (currently thirteen) than any other contemporary non-fiction author. Woodward's 19 books have all been national bestsellers. Woodward’s second book on President Trump, Rage, was released on September 15 in the lead-up to the November 2020 presidential election.

From Presidents to CEOs, the Price of Politics and Larger Lessons of Leadership

From Presidents to CEOs to the personal lessons learned along the way, Bob Woodward is candid and straightforward as he shares with audiences the leadership lessons he has learned and observed over the years. Using his vast background, Woodward is able to expertly explore with audiences the successes and failures of Presidents from Nixon to Trump. Presenting case studies in presidential leadership and decision-making, he helps audiences understand where administrations have gone right and wrong in dealing with domestic and international issues and describes what to look for in future leaders. He also explores the price of politics and its impact on leadership, and in particular cites specific examples of how the relationship between the President and Congress impacts the American people. His keen insight on leading while adapting to changing circumstances is thought provoking and relevant to audiences in any industry.

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