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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.

Global Leaders

Nobel Laureate & Human Rights Activist

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist & Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice & democracy.

Former French Minister of Foreign & European Affairs

As the dynamic founder of the Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders, Kouchner is known as an independent thinker. A popular French politician, doctor, and diplomat, who previously served as Minister of Health and...

First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Africa's "Iron Lady," President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to lead an African nation. She won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

First Female Prime Minister of Norway & Mother of Sustainability

Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.

First Woman President of Ireland & President of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice

One of the world’s most respected advocates for human rights and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the mission of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the...

Nobel Laureate & Former President of the Soviet Union

One of the 20th century's most pivotal leaders, Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his extraordinary leadership and the democratic reforms that ended the Cold War. As a keynote speaker he continues to inspire the rest...

Nobel Laureate

The founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, speaker Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is respected for his work toward eradicating world poverty.

Nobel Laureate & Global Leader

The former President of Poland, speaker Lech Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending Poland's Communist leadership.

Former President of Colombia

Former Colombian President César Gaviria --known in Latin America as a conflict mediator, advocate of democracy, staunch supporter of regional integration and defender of human rights-- also served as the first elected Organization of American...

Former President of Costa Rica & Nobel Laureate

A former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Laureate, speaker Oscar Arias has traveled the world championing such issues as democracy, demilitarization and peace.

Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Iranian Activist & Lawyer

An extraordinary woman of many firsts, Iranian lawyer and activist Ebadi has made history as the first Muslim to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous defense of human rights in Iran. One of the most intelligent, passionate, and...

Former US Senator / Author / Lawyer

Former US Senator from Maine, Mitchell served as the Chairman of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland. Under his leadership, a historic accord ending decades of conflict was agreed upon by the governments of Ireland, the UK, and the...

International Relations Expert

A successful negotiator, speaker Javier Solana is known for his role in developing international relations for over two decades. He is a former NATO and EU Secretary General.

Former President of The Czech Republic

The former President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus is a free-market economist and co-founder of the Civic Democratic Party. Considered one of Eastern Europe’s most influential post-Communist leaders, he was previously Finance Minister in...

Former President of Chile

Former President of Chile, President Lagos always fought for democracy in his country. A strong and popular leader, he spearheaded Chile’s impressive economic growth while adopting democratic and social reforms. During his tenure, he focused...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister

Speaker Mahathir Bin Mohamad is an expert on Asia and global development, and the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Former Head, Counterterrorism Bureau at State Department

Daniel Benjamin, who served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, has become the go to expert in assessing the complex terrorism trends our world faces.

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Until November 2013, Francisco J. Sánchez served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post to which he was nominated to by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

As President of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari helped steer the nation in its accession to the EU. He is known for his efforts in international peace mediation and conflict resolution.

Former President of Spain

A sought after keynote speaker, seminar director, and advisor, Felipe González Márquez is the longest standing socialist Spanish President. Currently, he is President of the Commission for Global Progress of the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party...

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