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Geopolitics

Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau represents the world's leading geopolitical and global trends speakers who discuss the political, economic, and social factors affecting businesses around the world and detail the implications to investment and risk. For global political experts who can deliver a White House-caliber briefing on hot-button global issues including the economy, trade, market volatility, and security, consider these highly sought-after geopolitics speakers.

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Former Director of National Intelligence

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is one of the finest intelligence minds of the 21st century. In the midst of shifting national security policies and varying threats to American interests at home and abroad, Clapper illuminates a broad array of intelligence-related issues.
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ChinaCyber SecurityNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastGeopoliticsDecision MakingCrisis ManagementFintechMilitary LeadersAuthors
Admiral Michael Rogers, Former Director of National Security Agency & Former Commander of US Cyber Command

Former Director of National Security Agency & Former Commander of US Cyber...

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Admiral Michael Rogers is the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), the former chief of Central Security Service, and the former commander of US Cyber Command. Rogers assumed those posts in March of 2014 and stepped down in May of 2018. An MIT technology seminar fellow and former Harvard Senior Executive in national security, Admiral Rogers is one of the most-knowledgeable intelligence operatives and cyber security experts on the lecture circuit today. Offering presentations packed with insights gleaned from his recent experience at the highest levels of the US government, he served under both Presidents Obama and Trump and oversaw the NSA and Cyber Command responses to both the Snowden leaks and Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election.
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ChinaCyber SecurityNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastGeopoliticsAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataCrisis ManagementFintechMilitary Leaders

Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Best-Selling...

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General Stanley McChrystal is a four-star general, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the most sensitive counter-terrorism units. He is widely praised for revolutionizing warfare by fusing intelligence and operations and is credited with the capture of Saddam Hussein and the location and killing al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal “one of America’s greatest warriors.” McChrystal addresses leadership, teambuilding, and geopolitics.
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Change ManagementNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastTeamworkGeopoliticsDecision MakingCrisis ManagementCorporate CultureModeratorMilitary LeadersTED SpeakersAuthors

Former Director of the CIA & NSA

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General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), was on the frontlines of geopolitics and the war on terror. A two-time New York Times best-selling author, he served nearly 40 years in the Air Force. The longest-tenured NSA director and the number one military intelligence officer in the country, Gen. Hayden oversaw the entire security community. He has also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, the National Security Council, and more. Hayden addresses security, intelligence, crisis management, terrorism, and geopolitics.
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ChinaCyber SecurityNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastGeopoliticsCrisis ManagementMilitary LeadersAuthors

Retired Four-Star Marine Corps General

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General John Allen is one of the nation’s most legendary military leaders and most respected thought leaders on U.S.-global engagement. When President Obama created the appointment of special envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, General Allen was the first American tapped to confront the Islamic State terror group. Widely hailed as a strategic thinker and a true battlefield leader, Gen. Allen is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the geopolitical relationships between U.S. and Asia and the Middle East. A unique combination of warrior and diplomat, Allen shares awe-inspiring stories of the challenges facing our nation, the keys to combating the enemy, and the leadership lessons that can be applied to today’s business environment.
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Cyber SecurityNational SecurityLeadershipGeopoliticsCrisis ManagementMilitary Leaders
Former Deputy and Acting Director of the CIA and Author of the Best-Seller...
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Michael Morell is the former deputy director – and twice acting director – of the CIA and one of the agency’s most legendary leaders. One of the country’s most-respected national security experts, he is the only official who was with both President Bush during September 11th and President Obama during the raid on Osama Bin Laden – which Morell had been integral in planning. He is an emotionally-moving storyteller, and in high-impact presentations, he shares insights and insider stories on current events and geopolitics as he navigates the clandestine web of politics and security.
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Cyber SecurityNational SecurityMiddle EastGeopolitics

Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Four-Star United States...

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Admiral Winnefeld was the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and formerly the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer. He graduated with distinction from the Naval War College, and is a member of the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame and the Georgia Tech Advisory Board. Admiral Winnefeld has been involved in many of our nations conflicts in last century including, commanding USS CLEVELAND and USS ENTERPRISE during the nation’s initial response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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ChinaLeadershipMiddle EastGeopoliticsMilitary Leaders
Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service
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Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE served as chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) from 2004–2009. Over his more than 20 years at MI6, he served in Nairobi, Paris, and twice in Moscow, as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. In 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the Cabinet Office. He rejoined SIS as head of the service in 2004. Scarlett is an expert on geopolitics as well as crisis management, global security, and leadership.
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Cyber SecurityLeadershipGeopolitics

Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command and Four-Star...

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Admiral Eric Olson served as the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He was the first three- and then the first four-star Navy SEAL, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM’s combatant commander. He retired as the “Bull Frog,” the longest-serving SEAL on duty. Olson was also commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. His career included major geopolitical events – from Mogadishu to Abbottabad. Olson addresses building, training, and leading highly effective teams; national security; and geopolitics.

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National SecurityLeadershipTeamworkGeopoliticsMilitary Leaders

Provide Insight On Tough Topics With Geopolitical Experts

The world is changing at a rapid pace and today's businesses want insight into what to expect and how to best adapt. Our geopolitical experts can break down the biggest geopolitical issues and hottest topics of the day and provide exactly that kind of customized and action-oriented insight to your audience.

Our geopolitical speakers range from people who have served under past US presidents to experts in military operations and international policy and media personalities who cover these tough global issues. On top of their many years of experience with geopolitics, our global trends speakers are well-rounded individuals who have also mastered the art of communication. As you and the rest of your group listen to their lectures, you'll be thoroughly engaged the entire time and will leave with a much clearer understanding of these often-foggy yet extremely important topics that are directly impacting your industry and organization.

Whether you're looking for a speaker to tell you about the ins and outs of the CIA, the Marine Corps, US Special Operations, or other national and international intelligence groups, Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau has the right individual for you.

Give Your Event An Edge With Leading Speakers On Geopolitics

Keep your attendees talking with the insight and perspective of our global political speakers—respected experts in their field and in-demand speakers across the world. Whether you're searching for a geopolitical expert with a military background or a geopolitics speaker with international political experience, you can discover one that will offer the perfect fit for your event.

At Leading Authorities speakers, Inc. bureau, we'll make sure of it. With a consultative approach and a team of trusted and respected industry veterans, we're ready to collaborate with you to build a personalized list of speakers on geopolitics and global trends for your next event or meeting. We'll even share recent trends and successful techniques we've spotted, helping you launch an event that'll leave attendees energized and ready to sign up for next year!

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