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Paul Begala

Paul Begala offers a witty and highly informed perspective on politics, media, and today’s headlines.
Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Expertise In:

  • American Politics
  • Election Forecast and Analysis
  • U.S. Current Events
  • Media and Journalism

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Lecture Series
  • The Professional Services Industry

Paul Begala offers a witty and highly informed perspective on politics, media, and today’s headlines.

Paul Begala is a political commentator, a professor of public policy, an author, and political strategist. Having advised campaigns around the world, including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, he quite literally brings a world of experience to the nation’s long-term political landscape. Using historical guideposts, Begala provides audiences insights into the what, why and how of today’s hot-button issues, at times with a wit so funny that comedian Bill Maher has said he could be a stand-up comedian. Begala is a commentator for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. His commentary and analysis can be seen on number of CNN shows and he also writes an opinion column for CNN.com. With over 200,000 Twitter followers, Paul has a robust social media presence as well. Begala burst on the political scene in 1992 as a senior strategist for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. He served as Counselor to the President in the White House, helping coordinate policy, politics, and media. In 2016 he played a crucial role in the Obama-Biden re-election campaign. Begala is the author of several New York Times best-selling books on politics, and has taught at the University of Texas and the University of Georgia, as well as his current teaching position at Georgetown University.

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Today's Issues and Tomorrow's Ramifications

Paul Begala has seen it all—government united, government divided, gridlock and clear sailing. He now draws on his extensive experience to give audiences an understanding of the impact of today’s political landscape on such issues as the economy, budget deficit, health care, immigration, the future of Social Security and Medicare, U.S. foreign policy, the on-going war in Afghanistan, the unrest in the Middle East and other critical issues facing the country here at home and around the world.

Anything They Throw At You: How Cutting-Edge Political Communications Techniques Can Help You Win

A legendary political strategist, Paul Begala masterminded campaigns for the top leaders in government and corporate America. With his proven methods, he knows how to win over one of the toughest audiences in the world - the American public. Now, organizations can put these winning strategies at work for them. Begala provides audiences direction for crafting winning communications—which will appeal to even the most skeptical of audiences—in both business and personal life. He brings your audience proven tactics and techniques for communications success, and gives them specific strategies for getting their message across.

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