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Issues affecting our nation remain at the forefront of public interest and APB is proud to offer an extensive list of distinguished national issues speakers whose topics directly relate to audiences across the country.

These professional speakers are experts in the fields of economics, politics, terrorism, the military, healthcare policy, law, and consumer affairs. Encompassing both conservative and liberal views, these highly renowned keynote speakers on national affairs work to generate discussion and foster new perspectives on the issues that affect our lives.

National Affairs

Legendary Journalist & News Anchor

One of the most renowned reporters of our time, Emmy-winning Dan Rather has experience and perspective few can match. He offers insight into world events and the significance of journalism today.

CNN Chief National Correspondent

John King is the anchor of CNN's John King, USA, offering in-depth analysis, discussion & commentary on a blend of politics, national & world affairs, and social, cultural & media trends.

ABC News Veteran and Host of What Would You Do?

Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying...

Award-Winning Journalist

An Emmy-winning columnist and editorial writer for The Washington Post, speaker Juan Williams is an analyst for Fox News. He wrote Enough and Muzzled.

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Named by Essence magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring African Americans in the U.S., Michael Eric Dyson is also a best-selling author, one of the nation's most renowned public intellectuals, and he has revitalized the title with the...

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.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, founder of Sidekicks, teacher, essayist and speaker whose impassioned presentations mix monologue with reportage, pathos with humor and global politics with personal...

Former US Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind for Research & Founder, Kennedy Forum

Patrick Kennedy was a Representative from Rhode Island to the United States House of Representatives from 1994-2010. He now works as a mental health advocate and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as mental health, healthcare and many other...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate, and astute chronicler of humanity. As a seasoned journalist who has traveled China, Africa, India, and South Asia, he...

Provocative Public Intellectual & Groundbreaking Author

One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking and teaching weave together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics and...

CNN's Chief Political Correspondent

Dana Bash is CNN's chief political correspondent based in Washington, D.C. and serves as the network's lead reporter covering the Republican field of 2016 presidential candidates in addition to covering the activities of both the U.S. House of...

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...

Civil Rights Activist & Politician

Former Presidential candidate, civil rights activist Reverend Jackson is one of the best known and most influential voices of American political and social activism. Called “the great unifier,” he has played a pivotal role in virtually every...

Host of Ora.tv

A captivating storyteller and keen commentator on life and history, Larry King continues to fascinate audiences as a keynote speaker. As a heart attack survivor, King uses his platform to promote heart health awareness and education.

Emmy-Winning Journalist

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning trailblazer in news and investigative journalism, as well as Anchor of NPR's Peabody-Winning Latino USA. Her over 25-year history reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and...

Anchor, Anderson Cooper 360°

As host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, speaker Anderson Cooper presents the news in an unconventional and wide-ranging format.

Lead Attorney for the Family of Trayvon Martin

Distinguished lawyers whose names are on the pages of American History books are not there because of their pedigree, their alma mater, or even their affluence — it is because of the landmark cases they won and how their success has changed...

Feminist & Writer

One of America's foremost radical feminists, Angela Davis was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List in the '60s for her activism. She continues to speak out for equality.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Journalist

Sonia Nazario, a former projects reporter for The Los Angeles Times, has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues, earning her dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her...

Former Senior Advisor to the President

From restructuring the American auto industry to securing the Paris Climate Agreement, economic and clean energy expert Brian Deese was the President’s point person on some of the most historic undertakings of the Obama administration.

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