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From the economy and trade to politics and diplomacy, few have the clear understanding of world events that Sir John Major brings in explaining today’s most complex problems. With his trademark wit, warmth and wisdom, Major showcases his uncanny ability to foresee which emerging international issues will become tomorrow’s headline news. Major takes a hard look how technological advances have affected developing regions like South America and Africa and what this means to the economic, social and political stability of the rest of the world. Heavily involved in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, Major engages in a conversation on the world’s trouble spots and what nations must do to deter terrorism and maintain peace. Prime Minister during a time of unprecedented transformation, Major looks at the European Union and how international cooperation has affected the world in the current economic downturn.

In this charged political environment, Anja Manuel is able to cut through the rhetoric to offer an informed analysis of how President Trump’s policies might affect the United States’ relationships with foreign allies and enemies alike. Drawing on years of experience working at the State Department and as an international business consultant with the esteemed firm of RiceHadleyGates, Manuel breaks down the sometimes inflammatory foreign policy and trade pronouncements into thoughtful and understandable realities. From the likely direction of U.S. trade policy, to relations China and India, to what the instability of the Middle East and Russia’s assertive policies might mean for the U.S. businesses in the near term, Manuel can draw on expertise in every region of the world to provide answers to today's issues. Anja’s rational and measured approach to the issues has established her as an informed resource for audiences around the world.

Denis McDonough (Exclusively WSB)

In this timely discussion, Denis McDonough offers keen insight and analysis of the current geopolitical landscape, with special attention on national security and the threats raised by the increasing role of cyber warfare. Addressing how Russia, China, and other global hot spots fit into a shifting foreign policy landscape, McDonough explores America’s role as the world enters a new era in diplomacy, and the implications for businesses operating around the globe.

Michael McFaul (Exclusively WSB)

Under Vladimir Putin, Russia’s government has exerted far more influence in global affairs than its economic or military might should allow. This newfound influence is due, in large part, to its inordinate use of state-sponsored cyber-attacks. As former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation and Senior Director for Russia and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council, few experts can match Michael McFaul’s knowledge of Russia’s strategic objectives and its methods for achieving them.

In this talk, Ambassador McFaul explains what Putin had to gain by intervening in the 2016 presidential election and how he pulled it off. He then diagnoses the American reaction to this unprecedented meddling, both during the campaign and today, and prescribes ways we can enhance America’s cyber security and protect the integrity of future elections.

Michael McFaul (Exclusively WSB)

Since before he was elected, analysts and citizens alike have tried to discern Donald Trump’s worldview. Now that he’s in office, that task has fallen to other leaders around the globe. What does it mean for international engagement when the President’s foreign policy is “America first”? Both as a scholar and a former Ambassador who spent five years working with the Russian government at the highest levels, Michael McFaul provides a uniquely informed perspective on U.S. foreign policy, identifying recent successes and setbacks. He explains the historical origins of President Trump’s worldview and evaluates how his Administration’s foreign policy agenda is shaping relations with the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Russia.

Admiral William H. McRaven captivates audiences with his exceptional leadership experiences, exploring today’s geopolitical environment and a look forward to America’s place in an ever-changing global community. His principles of leadership and risk management are applicable to any organization and he firmly believes in the necessity of preparation, order and discipline, knowing that they are naught without a distinct and meaningful purpose or goal. He shares impactful narratives, lessons and insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, resilience in the face of opposition, and the unconditional importance of never giving up. He challenges his audience and encourages them to accept responsibility, be creative within the rules, take control of their circumstances, and maintain focus during times of conflict. Audience members are inspired to apply McRaven’s diligence, courage and risk management strategies to their own lives and put in place the tools that will help them not only succeed within their organization but also reach new levels of achievement. 

In this moderated discussion, Admiral William H. McRaven eloquently draws on his extensive career of 37 years of service as a Navy SEAL. The discussion addresses issues such as U.S. foreign policy, the current geopolitical landscape, leadership during high-stress situations, risk management, teamwork, resilience in the face of adversity, resourcefulness, personal accountability, and the determination to succeed. His presentations are distinctive and customized to meet the needs of your audience.

Senator Mitchell can speak to a wide variety of domestic and global issues and is happy to tailor his speeches to fit your audience and event focus.

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  • Global Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Politics
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: From the Global Stage to the Boardroom

Serving at a critical juncture in our nation’s history, Admiral Mike Mullen, America’s top military advisor to the President and the Secretary of Defense through two administrations, was a key influencer in shaping the security of our nation for decades to come. A man of unparalleled experience, vision and integrity, Mullen shares with audiences his belief that, “Our financial health is directly related to our national security,” and discusses how the key to the United States’ economic success in the next century is to create opportunity. With an eye on the horizon and to the threats that still lie ahead, Mullen discusses America’s greatest challenges—economic growth, infrastructure, education and foreign and military policy.

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