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Essential for dignity and self-respect, human rights should be guaranteed to everyone, regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Drawing on their experiences and research, our Human Rights keynote speakers bring insight to deeply embedded social issues and inspire audiences to find solutions.


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Benjamin Barber

Political theorist and author of "If Mayors Ruled the World"

Political Theorist, Author of “If Mayors Ruled the World” Benjamin R. Barber is a Senior Research Scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, the President and Founder of …

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New York, United States


Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author, and Syndicated Columnist

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author, and Syndicated Columnist Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former …

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District Of Columbia, United States


Pat Buchanan

Legendary Political Analyst, Commentator, Presidential Candidate and Former Director of Communications for the Reagan Administration

Legendary Political Analyst, Commentator, Presidential Candidate and former Director of Communications for the Regan Administration Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform …

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


Eleanor Clift

Washington Correspondent, The Daily Beast, McLaughlin Group Panelist & Author

Washington Correspondent, The Daily Beast, McLaughlin Group Panelist & Author One of Washington’s preeminent political analysts, Eleanor Clift is Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, formerly a contributing editor at Newsweek and author of four books. She writes about politics …

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District Of Columbia, United States


Paul Collier

Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Developing Markets and Economics

Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Developing Markets and Economics Paul Collier is one of the world’s leading experts on emerging markets, development economics and financial opportunities within the world’s poorest countries. He is Professor of Economics and Public Policy …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Unknown, United Kingdom


E.J. Dionne, Jr.

Washington Post Columnist, NPR Commentator, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Washington Post Columnist, NPR Commentator, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture …

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District Of Columbia, United States


Maria Echaveste

Former U.S. Presidential Advisor to Bill Clinton and Co-Founder of Nueva Vista Group

Former U.S. Presidential Advisor to Bill Clinton and Co-Founder of Nueva Vista Group Maria Echaveste is the President and CEO of the Opportunity Institute, where she oversees executive and administrative duties, including day- to-day activities, development, and budgets, and directs …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Marian Wright Edelman

Child Advocate and Founder & President of The Children's Defense Fund

Child Advocate and Founder & President of The Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has …

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


Eve Ensler

Tony Award-Winning Playwright, Activist, NY Times Bestselling Author of "The Vagina Monologues"

Tony Award Winning Playwright, Global Activist and Author of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler is an award-winning playwright, women’s rights activist, performer and the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over …

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$50,000 or greater
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New York, United States


Mike Farrell

Noted Global Warming Activist & Actor, Stars in "Dr. Keeling’s Curve”

Noted Global Warming Activist & Actor, Stars in “Dr. Keeling’s Curve” Even before becoming known as B.J. Hunnicutt on the iconic TV series M*A*S*H and Dr. Jim Hansen on NBC’s Providence, Mike Farrell believed responsible citizenship meant being involved in …

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California, 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 …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Sir Bob Geldof

Businessman, Political Activist, Songwriter, Musician & Author

Businessman, Political Activist, Songwriter, Musician & Author Born in 1951, Sir Bob Geldof is one of Ireland’s most successful exports and is known throughout the world for his many talents and passions. Starting his career as a successful musician, actor …

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$50,000 or greater
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Unknown, United Kingdom


Marc Lamont Hill

Activist, Professor, and Leading Intellectual of the Hip-Hop Generation

Activist, Professor, and Leading Intellectual of the Hip-Hop Generation An activist, social critic, and one of the nation’s most notable African American leaders, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is among a new generation of public intellectuals who move with equal ease …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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New York, United States


Anita Hill

Attorney, Professor of Law, Bestselling Author, and Equality & Civil Rights Advocate

Attorney, Professor of Law, Bestselling Author, and Equality & Civil Rights Advocate Anita Hill, whose courage has inspired generations, is renowned for her work with civil and women’s rights, in pursuit of social justice, and to combat sexual harassment. Her …

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Massachusetts, United States


Peter Hillary

World Renowned Adventurer and Philanthropist

World Renowned Adventurer and Philanthropist There is nothing more inspirational than a great adventure, and the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure. ‘Growing up in the Hillary family, was quite an adventure…Adventure was compulsory’ Peter Hillary has said of his …

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


Van Jones

Host of "Redemption Project" & "The Van Jones Show" on CNN, Environmental & Civil Rights Advocate

Host of “Redemption Project” & “The Van Jones Show” on CNN, Environmental & Civil Rights Advocate Van Jones is the CEO of REFORM Alliance, a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor and host of Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
California, United States


Ashley Judd

Actress, #MeToo Activist & Humanitarian

Actress, #MeToo Activist & Humanitarian Ashley Judd is well known for dexterously starring in both box office hits and for turning in unforgettable performances in fine independent films. From her debut in Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize winner, Ruby …

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Tennessee, United States


Jonathan Kozol

Active advocate for public education in the US and best selling author

Advocate for Public Education in the US and Best Selling Author After being fired from his teaching job for reading a Langston Hughes poem to his students, Jonathan Kozol wrote Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts …

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


Hadassah Lieberman

Health Care Professional, Philanthropist, and Senator's Wife

Health Care Professional, Philanthropist, and Senator’s Wife Hadassah Freilich Lieberman has dedicated much of her life’s work to health issues, assisting nonprofit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding. Her focus on global women’s health issues has reinforced her …

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Travels From
Connecticut, United States


Andrew MacLeod

Leadership & Partnership Expert, Author, Humanitarian Lawyer, and Former Aid Worker

Leadership & Partnership Expert, Author, H umanitarian Lawyer, and Former Aid Worker MacLeod is an expereinced board director and chairman across three continents. He currently chairs Griffin Law (UK and US) and co-founded its award-winning Ethical Litigation and Brexit Advisory …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Australia


Julianne Malveaux

Economist, Provocative Commentator, and Author

Economist, Provocative Commentator, and Author Dr. Julianne Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author and colorful commentator. Described by Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectuals in the …

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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Aasif Mandvi

Creator and Star of Halal in the Family, Former The Daily Show Correspondent & OBIE Award-Winning Actor and Playwright

Creator and Star of Halal in the Family, Former The Daily Show Correspondent & OBIE Award-Winning Actor and Playwright Aasi Mandviwala, is a British-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing correspondent on “The Daily Show” on …

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New York, United States


Amy Jo Martin

New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO, Keynote Speaker, Angel Investor, Podcast Host and Innovation Advocate

New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO of Digital Royalty, Angel Investor, Podcast Host and Innovation Advocate Amy Jo is the author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, and host of the Why Not Now? podcast. She founded …

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


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