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APB is proud to offer you an impressive roster of diverse and renowned global leaders and experts. Covering every corner of the globe, these distinctive global issues speakers address current and often controversial issues from regions such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and the European Union. Their differing international points of view provide a unique insight on global issues ranging from terrorism to human rights to the global economy.

As leaders and experts, our global speakers deliver knowledgeable insight into the issues and events that make up our world while captivating audiences, making your event a remarkable success.

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Authority on Innovation & Leadership

An innovation expert, Deborah Perry Piscione wrote the best-selling books Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World and The Risk Factor...

Founder of the Arab American Institute

Speaker James Zogby is founder and president of Arab American Institute and hosts the award-winning Viewpoint with James Zogby.

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy (2009-2014) & Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

From 2009 to 2014, Daniel Poneman served as Deputy Secretary of Energy and is currently a Senior Fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. In his speeches, Poneman will outline the challenges of climate change, American...

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States

Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011 and is widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during a critical phase in the global war on terrorism.

Senior Advisor to President Obama

From restructuring the American auto industry to securing the Paris Climate Agreement, economic and clean energy expert Brian Deese was the President’s point person on some of the most historic undertakings of the Obama administration.

Renowned Global Economist & Author

Named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People In the World” and recipient of the Friedrich Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a renowned global economist who has visited over 70 countries and brings a...

RuPaul’s Drag Race Judge & Author

Internationally renowned television personality, radio show host, platinum-selling recording artist, and now author, Michelle Visage has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry for the past three decades. On the television front,...

Former U.S. Diplomat & Director of Global Engagement at the White House

A twelve-year U.S. Diplomat turned entrepreneur, Brett Bruen comes with extensive and dynamic experience. After advocating for entrepreneurs in the White House, Bruen decided to acknowledge the passion he had for entrepreneurship and start up a...

Vice President of Singularity University (SU) Labs, Entrepreneurship Chair and Global Evangelist & Author of The Heretic

Pascal Finette draws you into a spellbinding future where artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology and other exponential technologies solve humanity’s greatest challenges. His masterful presentations make sense of our rapidly...

Political Economist & Author

Noted author, professor and expert on global politics and economics, Dr. Blyth regularly speaks to diverse global audiences including financial institutions, multi-national corporations, associations, governments and literary festivals.

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent & Co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Martha Raddatz is ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy and politics for decades – reporting from the Pentagon, the State...

Personal Aide to President Barack Obama

Ferial Govashiri has one of the world’s most interesting and demanding jobs: gatekeeper of the Oval Office. As President Obama’s Personal Secretary, she has spent the past ten years within arm’s length of one of the world’s most powerful leaders...

Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning under Secretary of State Kerry

At the center of the most important diplomatic initiatives of the recent era, Jon Finer’s career highlights include key roles in the Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate accord, Middle East peace talks, response to the European immigration crisis and...

Former Administrator of the TSA under President Barack Obama

Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger most recently served as the sixth Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, completing his tenure in January 2017.

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