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APB's civic engagement and leadership speakers will ignite a passion in their audience to give back to the community and become engaged in the civic process. Self-motivated and successful, these speakers lead by example as current and former heads of state, industry leaders, influential philanthropists, and other highly regarded professionals and activists. APB's speakers on civic engagement and leadership offer deeply moving keynote speeches.

Civic Engagement & Leadership

Transformative Presentation

I Am The Change is an exciting program that exemplifies how “the power of one” can transform the world.

Grandson of Nelson Mandela, Founder of Africa Rising Foundation

As the grandson to Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela is ensuring that his grandfather’s legacy lives on through his continuing work to ensure Africa’s brighter future. Among Ndaba’s efforts is the Founding of the Africa Rising Foundation, an...

Granddaughter of Bob & Rita Marley; Filmmaker & Poet

Continuing her beloved grandparent’s legacy and message of One Love, Donisha now speaks to audiences with presentations which are dynamic, passionate and extremely entertaining. She is, at heart, a true artist whose fresh and vibrant talent spans...

Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO at Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans’ breakthrough brand of action-oriented humanitarianism has mobilized millions to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world. A riveting speaker and irresistible motivator, Evans’ passion and purpose has captured the attention...

CEO, Commissioned Poet & Author, Millennial Advocate

Azure Antoinette has written poems for Maria Shriver and the American Cancer Society, speaking on universal human issues. Using performance poetry to explore the effects of technology on culture, her work...

Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate

A former Green Party candidate for president, Ralph Nader fights for the people on the issues that matter most: healthcare, safety, environment, ethics, education, and economic & social equality.

Former First Lady of Somaliland & Women’s Rights Advocate

A pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision, Edna Adan is the founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She previously served as Foreign Minister and First Lady of Somaliland.

Co-Founder, Economic Security Project

Social media pioneer. Master of disruption. Editorial reformist. Noted philanthropist. Chris Hughes is the embodiment of today’s brightest young innovators and represents the forward-thinking entrepreneurship and disruptive dogma that is aptly...

Social Entrepreneur & Veteran

The founder of an NGO and a former Marine, Rye Barcott has the distinction of being both a warrior and a peacemaker, a juxtaposition he explores in the memoir It Happened on the Way to War.

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.

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.

Real Life Hero of Hotel Rwanda

Known as the "Rwandan Schindler," speaker Paul Rusesabagina saved countless lives during the Rwandan genocide. His story is chronicled in the film Hotel Rwanda.

Humanitarian, Director & Author of The Third Wave

Alison Thompson has been charged by hippos, elephants and rhinos. She has come face-to-face with a hyena at 4 a.m., and has awoken to eight lionesses sleeping outside her tent. However, she is most passionate about her humanitarian work, and is...

Actor-Turned-Activist

As host of PBS's Bridge the Gap, speaker Chris Bashinelli invites viewers to find common ground with people from around the world.

Urban Revitalization Strategist

Named among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, speaker Majora Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio series "The Promised Land."

Gender Equality Advocate & Founder of New Light

Urmi Basu fights for social justice for the marginalized community of sex workers and women in prostitution. She founded the nonprofit New Light, whose mission is to promote gender equality and fight violence and abuse of women and children.

Star of Little People, Big World

The star of TLC's Little People, Big World, Matt Roloff inspires audiences around the country through his determination to succeed in life despite being born with a rare form of physically debilitating dwarfism.

Biographer & Historian

The daughter of 37th US President Richard Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower is a best-selling author, editor, and speaker on such subjects as the presidency, women in politics, and life in the White House.

Academy Award-Winning Actor & Social Activist

Oscar winner Dreyfuss has taught at Oxford, studied a wide range of subjects from history to politics, and is a driving force in the movement to bring civics back into the classrooms as well as creating a knowledgeable and engaged citizenry in...

Politician & Founder of Citizens Energy Corporation

The oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy and a former Democratic congressman, Joseph P. Kennedy II devotes his energies to the nonprofit world.

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