middle east Speakers

Tensions have been high in the Middle East for decades. The causes—and potential solutions—are complicated, and expert insights are important for understanding the future of the Middle East. That’s why WSB connects event planners with intelligence officials, CIA Directors, US ambassadors, and professors for informed, engaging speeches. 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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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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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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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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John Brennan

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

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David Petraeus

Director, CIA (2011-2012); Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces-Afghanistan (2010-2011); Partner, KKR

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Richard Haass

President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Counselor, Centerview Partners

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David Gergen

Senior Political Analyst, CNN

$40K - $70K
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Christiane Amanpour

Acclaimed International Journalist and Host of Amanpour on CNN International

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George Tenet

CIA Director (1997-2004)

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Gordon Brown

The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-2010) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997-2007)

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Robert Gates

Transformational Leader; Secretary of Defense (2006-2011); Bestselling Author

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John Major

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Michael McFaul

U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014); Stanford Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow; Washington Post Columnist; NBC News Analyst

$25K - $40K
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Leon Panetta

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2011), Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton (1994-1997), Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1993-1994) and Co-founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

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Chuck Hagel

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013–2015); U.S. Senator (1997–2009); Co-founder, Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.

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John Bolton

Author, The Room Where It Happened; National Security Advisor (2018-2019); U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2005-2006)

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014) and Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009)

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William Cohen

Distinguished Statesman, Secretary of Defense (1997-2001) and CEO, The Cohen Group

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James Baker

The Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

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