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Understanding history’s most significant lessons can help us to predict future political, economic and social outcomes and perhaps guide us to new and better solutions. Bringing alive the past with anecdotes, humor, and stories, Speakers.com Historian keynote speakers give context to the crucial events of our time and help us to find perspective and nuance in current events.


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Michael Beschloss

Award-Winning Presidential Historian & Best-Selling Author

Award-Winning Presidential Historian & Best-Selling Author Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian of the American Presidency and the author of eight books, including his most recent work, bestseller Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. Presidential Historian […]

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Henry Louis Gates

Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist

Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is one of the United States’ most influential cultural critics and is both an eloquent commentator and formidable intellectual force on multicultural and African American issues.  He has […]

In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Bill Kurtis

Broadcaster and Host of A&E's American Justice

Award Winning Broadcaster and Documentary Host An acclaimed documentary host and producer, network and major market news anchor, multimedia production company president, and grass-fed cattle rancher, Bill Kurtis is celebrating his fortieth anniversary in the field of broadcasting. Over the […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Illinois, United States


Barry Petersen

Legendary Reporter for CBS News

Legendary Reporter for CBS News CBS News calls Barry Petersen one of their most experienced correspondents.   In a career spanning more than three decades with CBS News, he has reported on everything from wars and natural disasters to Paris fashions […]

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely

Freedom Rider, Civil Rights Activist, Artist and Speaker

Freedom Rider, Civil Rights Activist, Artist and Speaker Acclaimed activist-artist and speaker, Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely is a former Freedom Rider and working member of the historic Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (“SNCC”) that included among its founding members two civil […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Amity Shlaes

Syndicated Columnist, Political Economist, & Leading Presidential Historian

Renowned Economic Thinker, Syndicated Columnist & Leading Presidential Historian Amity Shlaes, a sought-after keynote speaker who places the current economy in the context of the past has given speeches and lectures covering a wide range of topics to financial institutions, […]

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Travels From
New York, United States


Richard Norton Smith

Renowned American Presidential historian

Historical expert on the American Presidency As a renowned American presidential historian, speechwriter, and author, Mr. Smith is currently appointed as the ABC News presidential historian, where he shares his perspective on the presidency and how today’s political candidates will […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Virginia, United States


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