Current Events Speakers

Conversation is becoming a lost art. We all know, from our own experiences, that people today connect more on social media than in person. These masters of spoken prose make it their mission to connect intimately with others through speech. They compose thoughts while conversing, listen to their surroundings, and stay present in the moment. Their intuition and conversational savvy make for an irresistibly engaging discussion that will keep your audience talking long after your event. Available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

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George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

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William McRaven

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018); Best-selling Author

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Jon Favreau

Founder, Crooked Media, Host of Pod Save America; Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama (2009-2013)

Under $25,000
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Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Under $25,000
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Platon

World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer; Founder, The People's Portfolio

$40K - $70K
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José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

Over $70,000
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Dan Rooney

Motivational Speaker, Fighter Pilot, Patriotic Philanthropist, PGA Professional, Golf Course Developer, and Author, A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind, How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness

$40K - $70K
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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

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Liz Cheney

Former US Representative (2017-2023)

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James Stavridis

16th Supreme Allied Commander, NATO; Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group; New York Times Bestselling Author

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Theresa May

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2016-2019)

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James Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2017-2018)

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Tony Blair

Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)

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Walter Isaacson

Best-Selling Author; Acclaimed Historian and Journalist; Professor of History, Tulane University

Over $70,000
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Mary Matalin

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

$25K - $40K
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Ted Koppel

Legendary Anchor, ABC News Nightline; Senior Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning Show; Contributing Columnist, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal

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Eugene Robinson

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

Under $25,000
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David Axelrod

Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University; Founding Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)

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Ben Bernanke

Chair, The Federal Reserve System (2006-2014)

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John Heilemann

Partner, Chief Political Columnist, and Host of the Impolitic With John Heilemann podcast for Puck; National Affairs Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC; Host, Creator, and Executive Producer of Showtime's The Circus; New York Times No. 1 Best Selling Author of Game Change and Double Down

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Horst Schulze

Legendary Former Hotelier Renowned for Creating a Culture of Service

$25K - $40K
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John Brennan

CIA Director (2013–2017); Senior Intelligence and National Security Analyst at NBC and MSNBC

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George Will

America’s Foremost Political Columnist

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