Political Speakers

Our country stands at a tumultuous crossroad, often with seemingly more questions than answers. Politicians and public servants are under constant scrutiny. However, their role in maintaining our country’s democracy cannot be understated. For organizations looking for clarity and expert insights on current events, our selection of well-known, highly-experienced political speakers are the perfect fit. Browse our available political speakers for your next virtual or in-person event, today.

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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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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

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Theresa May

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2016-2019)

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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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Paul Begala

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Under $25,000
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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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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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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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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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Tony Blair

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

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Mary Matalin

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

$25K - $40K
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James Mattis

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

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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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Eugene Robinson

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

Under $25,000
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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 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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George Will

America’s Foremost Political Columnist

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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

Over $70,000
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James Comey

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013–2017); #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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