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As Europe's economy continues to ominously fluctuate, it becomes increasingly vital to have a good understanding of the continent's current political and financial state. APB's European speakers help you attain that knowledge. Uniting economists, presidents, prime ministers, and other influential politicians, our roster of speakers on Europe provide an in-depth look at various European countries, the EU, and how Europe fits into the global stage today.

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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...

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.

European Politician & Finance Expert

Speaker Pedro Solbes served as the European Commissioner of Economic and Monetary Affairs, overseeing the euro's integration across the EU.

Influential European Politician

Known as the architect of the Single European Act, the first modification of the Treaty of Rome, and of the ambitious reform of funding for the European Community, the Honorable Jacques Delors is one of the most influential politicians who...

Former British Governor of Hong Kong

The last British Governor of Hong Kong, Christopher Patten orchestrated the transfer of rule over the colony to China. From this historical vantage point, he offers his views on the impact Communist rule and China's promise of "one nation, two...

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 Foreign Minister of Spain

The former Foreign Minister of Spain, Palacio was the first female to serve in the position and, at the time, held the most senior post ever filled by a woman in the Spanish government. Also a lawyer specializing in European Union internal...

Former Prime Minister of Sweden

With vast experience in both the East and the West, speaker Carl Bildt - the former Prime Minister of Sweden - is an authority on the "Europe of the future."

French Economist / Business Leader

A leading economic theorist, speaker Jacques Attali is a special advisor to Francois Mitterand and the founder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has authored over 30 books.

Former Secretary General of NATO

Lord Robertson is Deputy Chairman of Cable and Wireless. He is former Secretary General of NATO and before that served as Defense Secretary of the United Kingdom. A consummate Britain politician, he was also as a Member of Parliament for Hamilton...

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...

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 Prime Minister of Ireland

As a key player in the development of the Euro and the extraordinary success of the Irish economy, speaker John Bruton is a model of exceptional political achievement.

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...

Former Deputy Secretary of State

An award-winning journalist for Time and president of the Brookings Institution, speaker Strobe Talbott is a specialist on nuclear arms and global affairs.

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.

Market Guru & Global Entrepreneur

Alpesh Patel reaches 280 million viewers through his newspaper review on the BBC – discussing politics, economics and social issues – from the Arab Spring to US and Chinese elections. From his own weekly shows on business and politics on...

Chief New York Times White House Correspondent

Peter Baker is a White House correspondent for The New York Times and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, responsible for covering President Obama and his Administration. Prior to joining The Times in 2008, Baker...

International Strategic Communications Expert

An Indian Muslim childhood, Jesuit schools and universities, and a perpetual inquisitiveness power this American businessman, author and foreign policy speaker's observations. Host of the Foreign Policy Association's Global Currents...

Globalization, Global Economic & International Politics Expert

A leading globalization expert, Goldberg is often cited by the likes of Thomas Friedman in their written works. He speaks on globalization and its effect on culture, business, trade, and politics.

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