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Ian Bremmer

President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, Expert on Global Politics & Risk Management and Best-Selling Author

President, Eurasia Group, Host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Expert on Global Politics & Risk Management and Best-Selling Author Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
New York, United States


Nancy Brinker

Founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Race for the Cure®

Founder of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Race for the Cure and WHO Goodwill Ambassador Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a simple promise to her …

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


Ariel Cohen

Well-known Washington-based foreign, economic and security policy expert

Foreign, Economic and Security Policy Expert Based in Washinton, D.C., Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D., brings firsthand knowledge of the former Soviet Union and the Middle East through a wide range of studies, covering issues such as economic development and political …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
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


Howard Fineman

Leading Journalist, Political Commentator & Best-Selling Author

Leading Journalist, Political Commentator & Best-Selling Author Howard Fineman is an admired journalist and political commentator who taps into unrivaled knowledge of the political and media landscapes to present vivid insights into Washington, presidents, Congress, and national and international affairs. …

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


Abderrahim Foukara

Head of Operations for Al-Jazeera's United States Branch

Head of Operations for Al-Jazeera’s United States Branch Abderrahim Foukara is Al Jazeera Satellite Channel’s Washington DC Bureau Chief and host of Min Washington (From Washington), one of the Arab world’s most successful and influential shows. Min Washington offers Arab …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Lt. Colonel Rick Francona

Retired US Air Force, Intelligence Officer, Media Analyst, and Author

Retired US Air Force, Intelligence Officer, Media Analyst, and Author With combat operations, covert action, clandestine intelligence missions, diplomatic assignments, Rick Francona brings over twenty-five years of political-military experience in the Middle East to his analysis of the challenges for …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
California, 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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In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Unknown, United Kingdom


David Gordon

Geopolitical Expert on Global Macro Analysis

Geopolitical Expert on Global Macro Analysis David F. Gordon is Eurasia Group’s chairman, head of research, and director of global macro analysis. He is a member of the firm’s management committee, and is based in Washington, DC. David’s latest book …

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


Joel Kotkin

Authority on Global, Economic, Political and Social Trends

World Renowned Future Trends Expert and Bestselling Author Described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He authored THE HUMAN CITY: Urbanism for the Rest of …

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


Tony Mendez

Retired CIA officer, Author, and the Real-Life Inspiration for the Movie Argo.

Retired CIA Officer, Best-selling Author, American Hero and Real-Life Inspiration for Argo In 1965 CIA’s Technical Services Division recruited him. Born in Eureka, Nevada, Tony led two lives. For 25 years he worked under cover, often overseas, participating in some …

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


George Mitchell

U.S. Senator, Global Diplomat, and Peace Negotiator

U.S. Senator, Global Diplomat, and Peace Negotiator George J. Mitchell served as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from January 2009 to May 2011. Prior to that he had a distinguished career in public service. He was appointed to …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Walter Mondale

Former Vice-President of the United States & Ambassador to Japan

Walter F. Mondale’s record of public service includes: Vice President of the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, U.S. Senator and Attorney General for the State of Minnesota. He was also the Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. president in 1984. …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Minnesota, United States


Dambisa Moyo

Global Economic Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author

Global Economic Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author Dambisa Moyo is a marathon-running author and international economist who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. She is a co-principal of Versaca Investments – a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She has …

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Travels From
New York, United States


Moises Naim

Internationally Renowned Columnist and Commentator; Senior Associate in the International Economics program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Internationally-Syndicated Columnist, Bestselling Author and Senior Associate in the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moisés Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also the chief international columnist for …

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Unknown, Spain


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


Jerry Porras

Co-author of Built to Last and Stanford University professor

Co-Author of Built To Last & Stanford University Professor Jerry Porras is the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change Emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He has taught courses in leadership, interpersonal dynamics, and organizational development and …

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Travels From
California, United States


Jeffrey Sachs

World-Renowned Economist and Expert on Global Development

World-Renowned Economist and Expert on Global Development Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. Development He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including …

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Travels From
New York, United States


Gilad Sharon

Youngest Son of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Youngest Son of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Gilad Sharon is the youngest son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and was a trusted advisor before and during his term in office. Sharon holds a master’s degree in …

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


Jagdish Sheth

Renowned Scholar and Internationally Recognized Marketing Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author

Renowned Scholar and Internationally Recognized Marketing Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author Jagdish N. Sheth is Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He is globally known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, …

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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Jessica Stern

Internationally Recognized Expert on Terrorism & Trauma

Internationally Recognized Expert on Terrorism & Trauma One of the world’s foremost experts on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jessica Stern is a Member of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law at Stanford University. From 1994-95, she …

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


Rend Shakir Sumaidaie

Middle East Human Rights and Technology Expert

Middle East Human Rights and Technology Expert Rend Shakir Sumaidaie is CEO and co-founder of Cambridge Matrix, an exciting mesh company focussed on communications networks for security, surveillance, and intelligence gathering. Repeatedly making it onto Red Herring’s list as one …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, United Kingdom


Krishna Udayakumar

Director of Global Innovation for Duke Medical Center, Asst professor of global health and medicine at Duke University and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

  Director of Global Innovation at Duke Medicine, Assistant Professor  of Global Health and Medicine at Duke University Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA is responsible for the development and implementation of global strategy as well as global business development for Duke …

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Travels From
North Carolina, United States


James Woolsey

Former Director of the CIA, Ambassador, and Under Secretary of the Navy, and Green Neoconservative

Former Director of the CIA, Ambassador, and Under Secretary of the Navy, and Green Neoconservative R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners and is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Vice Chairman, IHS, and Renowned Global Energy Expert

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Global Economy; Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author; Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Chairman, CERAWeek; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. …

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District Of Columbia, United States


Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank Muhammad Yunus is the chairman of the Yunus Centre and the founder of Grameen Bank, currently operating 1,781 branches and providing credit to 5.6 million poor people residing in 60,815 villages in …

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Unknown, India


Robert B. Zoellick

Top Global Economy and Foreign Policy Expert

Top Global Economy and Foreign Policy Expert Robert B. Zoellick is the Chairman of AllianceBernstein, a global investment management firm, and Senior Counselor at Brunswick Geopolitical, an advisory service of the Brunswick Group. Zoellick is also a Senior Fellow at …

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Travels From
Virginia, United States


Marvin Zonis

Global Economy Expert

Global Economy Expert Marvin Zonis is a leading expert on the global economy and political risk. Professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Zonis’ insights into the intersection of politics, economics and emerging technologies make him …

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


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