Political Speakers

Policy and politics permeate the 24-hour news cycle. Our political speakers are the smartest minds in Washington and around the world who analyze the decisions and debates from the campaign trail to the halls of Congress and the White House. Their research and experience color their insights with fascinating anecdotes and true insider information. Great political speakers are something of a specialty for Leading Authorities political speakers bureau.

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Former Prime Minister of Ireland

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
A dynamic visionary, Ambassador John Bruton has held the fate of European countries in his hands. From his success as the prime minister of Ireland who turned around the country’s economy, to his recent diplomatic relationship with the U.S. as the European Union ambassador, Bruton impresses with his insight and experience in the trenches of global politics and economic policy.

VP of Global Affairs & Communications at Facebook & Former UK Former Deputy Prime Minister

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Nick Clegg MP is a Liberal Democrat politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister in Britain’s first post war Coalition Government from 2010 to 2015 and as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015. As Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg occupied the second highest office in the country at a time when the United Kingdom was recovering from a deep recession following the banking crisis of 2008. Despite the hugely controversial decisions needed to restore stability to the public finances, Nick Clegg successfully maintained his party’s support for a full five-year term of office. He remains an outspoken advocate of civil liberties and centre ground politics, of radical measures to boost social mobility, and of an internationalist approach to world affairs. Currently, he is the Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications at Facebook, where he helps the company navigate among the governing forces especially in the data protection sphere.

Frmr British Foreign Secretary

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
Sir Malcolm Rifkind is the Former British Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary and Transport Secretary. He served as the Former Foreign Secretary and Former Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the British Parliament, which oversees the UK’s intelligence agencies .A master orator, he combines, wit, insight and experience and whether the audience is specialist or generalist, they will enjoy his intellect as much as his humour.

Former British Ambassador to Syria

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: Under $10,000*
  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*
Henry Hogger is a British diplomat with 36 years of experience conducting bilateral relations, advising ministers, and reporting on political events. With specialization in the Arab world, his expertise spans the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, including developmental work in Venezuela, Jordan, Namibia, and Syria. The former British Ambassador to Syria, he is one of the preeminent voices on geopolitics and the future of the country.
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Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Former Highest-Ranking Member of the Foreign Service

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, the former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Greece, is one of America’s top foreign policy experts and viewed as one of the most articulate spokespeople on globalization and U.S. foreign policy. Burns is currently the professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and addresses foreign relations and policy, U.S. competitiveness, perceptions of America, and the global impact of the fiscal crisis.

Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
Daniel Gros is the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. In the past Daniel worked at the IMF, collaborated with the European Commission as economic adviser to the Delors Committee that developed plans for the EMU, and taught at several leading European Universities. He has published extensively on international monetary affairs in scientific journals and is the author of several books, including leading textbooks on the economics of transition and the genesis of the euro. He is editor of Economie Internationale and International Finance. He contributes a globally syndicated column on European economic issues to Project Syndicate.

Co-Founder and CEO of Axios; Co-Founder and Former CEO of POLITICO

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Jim VandeHei is a media entrepreneur and expert on American politics. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Axios, a new media company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media and tech. The company, whose name means “worthy” in Greek, specializes in high-quality news and analysis easily shared among the country's most influential readers and across social platforms.

Political Editor of the Sunday Times

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: Under $10,000*
  • US West: Under $10,000*
  • Europe: Under $10,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Tim Shipman has been a national newspaper journalist for sixteen years and has more than a decade of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations. Currently the Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim was previously the Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail, Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and held several posts, both Political and Foreign, at the Daily and Sunday Express. Tim’s experience is diverse and has seen him coordinate a wide range of news, from the war in Kosovo to Bill Clinton's impeachment, as well as writing extensively on security issues
A Labour-advisor turned stand up; Matt Forde is not your typical political comic. Passionate, opinionated and excitable, he loves football as much as Prime Minister's Questions and combines ‘spot-on impressions, up-to-the-minute-observations’ (Mail on Sunday) and a unique outlook on politics with a genuine love of Westminster’s big personalities.
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