Politics & World Issues Speakers

Having a great understanding of politics and world issues is key to success in any walk of life. The decisions made by governments around the world trickle down to have a profound impact on our professional and personal lives. Politics and world issues speakers are experts in this field and they help synthesize a complex landscape for audiences. Former politicians, government officials and global scholars are just some of the individuals who can speak with authority on these topics. 

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A. Trevor Thrall Senior Fellow for the Cato Institute’s Defense and Foreign Policy Department

Trevor Thrall is a senior fellow for the Cato Institute’s Defense and Foreign Policy Department. Thrall is an associate professor at George Mason University in the Department of Public & Internati... Read More

A.B. Stoddard Associate Editor and Weekly Columnist for RealClearPolitics

A.B. Stoddard is an experienced and well-regarded political commentator and analyst who is widely recognized for her keen insights and deep understanding of the political landscape of Washington, D.C.... Read More

Aaron Blake Managing editor at the Washington Post's "The Fix"

Aaron Blake is a Correspondent for the National Politics of theWashington Postwith 17videos in the C-SPAN Video Library the first appearance was a 2008 Call inas a Staff Writer for theHill, The. The... Read More

Aaron David Miller Former Advisor on the Middle East & Author

A former advisor to the State Department and an avid author, Aaron David Miller has helped shape US policy in the Middle East for two decades as an analyst, negotiator, and advisor to Republican and D... Read More

Aasif Mandvi Indian-American Comedic Actor; Correspondent for "The Daily Show,"

Aasif Mandvi was born in Mumbai, India, in March 1966 and moved with his family first to England and then the United States. After college, Mandvi moved to New York, where he wrote a one-man play in w... Read More

Adam Bates Policy Analyst

Adam Bates is a policy analyst with Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research interests include Constitutional law, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, police militarization, and overcriminali... Read More

Admiral William Owens Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Expert on U.S.-China Relations

Admiral Bill Owens is the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second-ranking military officer in the United States. He is the current chairman of AEA Investors ASIA the executive c... Read More

Adrian Fenty Former Washington D.C. Mayor

Adrian Fenty is an American politician who served as the sixth mayor of the District of Columbia. He served one term, from 2007 to 2011, losing his bid for reelection at the primary level to Democrat... Read More

Afshin Molavi Senior Global Advisor, Oxford Analytica

Afshin Molavi is an internationally respected geopolitical risk andbusiness analyst whose expertise falls squarely in the intersectionof four key trends shaping the future of our world: the rise ofeme... Read More

Ai-jen Poo Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Ai-jen Poo is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. She is an award-winning activist, thought leader, and social inn... Read More