world affairs Speakers

International relations are delicate. In a world that dreams of peace, just one misstep can undo decades of diplomacy. Whether you want to educate your attendees on international negotiations or you want to share the real-world experiences of high-profile political figures, WSB’s roster of world affairs speakers is sure to pack the house. 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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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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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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Tony Blair

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

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James Mattis

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

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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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Ben Bernanke

Chair, The Federal Reserve System (2006-2014)

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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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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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Barbara Pierce Bush

Co-founder and Board Chair, Global Health Corps

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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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Jenna Hager

Best-Selling Author; Co-Host, NBC's TODAY

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Daniel Shapiro

World Renowned Harvard Expert and Best-Selling Author on Collaboration, Communication and Teamwork

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