Search Results

Speeches matching topic Current Events and speakers whose last name begins with K
Showing 1 - 10 of 13 speeches.
Previous Page
of 2 Next Page
John Kerry (Exclusively WSB)

Looking beyond the uncertainty of today, John Kerry evokes optimism by challenging turbulent trends to provide audiences with an encouraging analysis of the current global political climate and a positive vision for the future. Drawing from a distinguished career as a veteran, public servant, and diplomat, Kerry discusses the continued need for commitment to effective diplomacy, negotiation and compromise in order to safeguard the future for generations to come. As a leader on the world stage and the face of U.S. diplomacy as the 68th Secretary of State, Kerry shares first-hand accounts from his tenure as secretary, discussing lessons learned from navigating some of the most important policy issues of our time, including:

  • Successfully halting Iran's progress toward acquiring a nuclear weapon
  • Creating opportunity and defining a new energy future through the Paris Agreement
  • Seeking to improve access to quality care for returning U.S. veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Contending with a resurgent Russia and capitalizing on China's quest for peer-competitor status

A relentless defender of diplomacy and one of the most effective statesmen in U.S. history, Kerry explains how to negotiate in times of crisis and be an agent of positive change in a rapidly transforming world. Providing a comprehensive look at global affairs, he offers audiences an uplifting outlook on the path to the future. 

Some of the biggest development projects in the USA are being paid for by foreign money, while Europe struggles to hold together as an economic and political bloc. The West has gone hat-in-hand to the emerging Eastern powers, looking for financial support at a time of high debt and extreme economic duress. From Turkey to the Arab world, eyes are turning east for guidance on where the future stands. With more than two decades of travelling across the globe interviewing some of the leading names in politics and business, Riz Khan has witnessed the transformation of the global market place to where countries such as China and India hold the key to the door of the 21st Century. As the author of Alwaleed: Businessman, Billionaire, Prince (2005) Khan witnessed firsthand the business relationship between the USA and its largest individual investor - a Royal Saudi entrepreneur, sitting in on meetings between Prince Alwaleed and former U.S. Presidents, captains of industry such as Steve Jobs, and a host of leading Western figures. As outsourcing of jobs and a lack of opportunities dominates the America's ailing economy, Riz Khan examines where the West has gone wrong... and the real opportunities being missed.

One of the most important components of a successful event is having an expert moderate the content and flow to create a truly dynamic, informative and enjoyable event. For almost two decades, Riz Khan has been a key component in making sure high-profile conferences and other events achieve their real potential. With seasoned experience as one of the world's leading journalists, he manages to moderate and MC events to an exceptionally high standard - allowing organizers to get the most out of their gathering. It's a skill that has put him in high demand on the international circuit.

Sarah Kliff gives the audience an inside look at the topic she spends her time reporting on: Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. She is up-to-date on the latest twists and turns and walks her audience through where the Affordable Care Act is today, what works and what doesn’t, and how the different Republican plans stack up against it. Audiences will leave with a solid understanding of how Republicans want to change health care, and who their plans will benefit or hurt.

We have a crisis of cruelty and incivility — in our politics, our social media feeds and often in our personal lives. The election has intensified the meanness, even hate, large parts of our society feel toward others. Most of us agree that's a problem but don't know what to do about it. That's where Sally can help.

As a former left-wing lesbian commentator on Fox News and one of the most trolled personalities on the Internet, Sally knows how to have conversations with people who don't agree with you. In this personal and instructive talk that picks up where her hit TED Talk left off, Sally shares hilarious anecdotes as well as helpful tips for how to deal with your haters and critics in a constructive way that upholds your own values and helps make the world a nicer place. 

This talk is useful for everyone from students venturing out into a more diverse world to business teams that are constantly facing skeptics. Takeaways from this talk include:

  • Sally's secret three-step strategy for engaging with any criticism
  •  A methodology for discerning criticism from trolling
  • Ideas and analysis for how you can deal with your own trolls, online and off
  • How to develop a values framework to guide your life and work and public voice

It's a new day in American politics and culture. The cultural advances we'd assumed were set in stone are being challenged again and advances toward equity are being rolled back. Suddenly, in the some of the most unlikely places and ways, people and brands are standing up — from breath mints making political statements to groups of ordinary citizens writing to their local legislators every single week to millions of Americans marching for justice in the mass largest mobilizations in history. 

How can you be part of the resistance? How can your brand find a bold voice in this moment in history? How can you help push for inclusion and fairness in your own workplace? How can you be a strong ally to communities that are under attack? 

In this speech/workshop, Sally shares highlights of movements past and present and unpacks the tools leaders have used to achieve change. Useful for individual audience members as well as institutions looking to be on the right side of history, this talk is both inspirational and tangible — exactly what so many are clamoring for in this moment.

Takeaways from this speech or workshop include:

  • Questions to ask about your company or community to identify injustice that needs changing
  • How to define your own mission statement for social justice
  • Ways to recruit your friends and co-workers to build mini-movements for change
  • Strategic thinking frameworks to understand your goals and methods
  • How social change thinking and methods can be applied to other aspects of your life and work

So you're one of those white people who says "Black Lives Matter" and supports affirmative action and understands the history of racial oppression and injustice in our nation. Now what? What do you do to feel like a constructive ally and a force for good in the world instead of just being paralyzed by guilt?  

In this deeply honest and refreshing talk, Sally talks about being white and opens a conversation for other white folks to argue about the (sometimes annoying) concept of "privilege" and what it means for their consciousness and lives. How does "white supremacy" invade our own minds and lives? How do we intentionally or unintentionally buy into the narrative of "racial difference"? And what does it mean for racism to not be our fault but still be our responsibility? For well-intentioned white folks looking for a way out of knots of guilt and regret, Sally lays out a path of action.

Takeaways include: 

  • Accessible language for talking about race and privilege
  • Permission to make mistakes — and lessons on how to make them without being extra offensive
  • Concrete action steps white people can take to be part of the solution 

As a political generalist with her ear to the ground on Capitol Hill and in the streets, Sally is uniquely able to give your organization or business an overview of the landscape with respect to your area of focus. Delivered with a good dose of humor, she'll also give you the brass tacks on how your issue is playing in Washington and among the American people — forecasting where the political debate is heading and how you can get ahead of it.  

Takeaways from this speech include:

  • Unique insights about public opinion, electoral projections and pending legislation
  • Advice on the pressure points for shifting the politics of your issue

Mort Kondracke gives an up-to-the-minute look at American politics and foreign policy. As a Washington journalist since the early '60s, Mort's observations and amusing anecdotes have the weight of his considerable experience. He'll tell you what's going on in Washington, how the Obama Administration and Congress are doing and what it all means. On request he will address your organization's legislative prospects.

Showing 1 - 10 of 13 speeches.
Previous Page
of 2 Next Page
Refine Your Results By:

Current Events
  • Africa
  • American Politics
  • Asia
  • Business Growth/Strategy/Trends
  • Change: Living with It
  • Change: Managing/Leading It
  • China
  • Communication Skills
  • Consumer Trends
  • Corporate Culture
  • Courage
  • Crisis Management
  • Current Events
  • Customer Relationships/Loyalty
  • Cyber Security
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Diversity
  • Economic Forecast
  • Education
  • Election Forecast/Analysis
  • Emerging Markets
  • Energy - Alternative & Technology
  • Energy - Policy
  • Environmental Issues
  • Europe
  • Financial Markets
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Foreign Policy - U.S.
  • Global Economy
  • Global Trade
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care Economics and News
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Care Science
  • Human Rights
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Inspiring Lives
  • Jewish Interests
  • Latin America
  • Leadership
  • Media and Journalism
  • Middle East
  • Motivation
  • National Security
  • Negotiation
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • Patriotism
  • Personal Growth
  • Risk Management
  • Social Media/New Media
  • Terrorism

Select a Type
  • Author
  • Female
  • Male
  • Media
  • Military Service
  • NEW Speaker
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • University Professor

Select a Fee Range*
  • $15,000 and Under*
  • $15,001 - $25,000*
  • $40,001 and Up*

Select a Way To Connect
  • Joint Presentation
  • Keynote Address
  • Panel

Select a Specialty
  • 15k & Under
  • For After Dinner
  • For Associations
  • For Board Meetings/Exec. Briefings
  • For Commencement
  • For Community Lecture Programs
  • For Conference Closers/Openers
  • For Corporations
  • For Facing Challenge
  • For Global Events
  • For High Achievers
  • For Institutional Investors
  • For International Audiences
  • For Jewish Interests
  • For On Campus
  • For Senior Management Groups
  • For Women’s Events

Select a Location
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
Search Within Your Results:

* Fees vary based on event location.

Start a New Search: