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APB is proud to present speakers on Russia who can brief you on the national security, energy, and economic impact of these history-making developments. From former Soviet Union presidents to foreign policy experts, American Program Bureau (APB) has a Russia speaker for your engagement.


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...

English Interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev

The principal English interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, Pavel Palazchenko participated in all US-Soviet ministerial and summit meetings and talks leading to the end of the Cold War.

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.

Award-Winning Russian Journalist & Author

One of the most recognizable political commentators on Russian television, Vladimir Pozner is a veteran journalist and bestselling author, unafraid to take on controversial stories of the day. Named the “Voice of Moscow” by CNN, Pozner is a...

Former Foreign Minister of Russia

Speaker Andrey Kozyrev was the foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin from October 1991 to January 1996.

President of Green Cross International & Former Adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev

An expert on sustainability and "survivability," environmental speaker Alexander Likhotal is president and CEO of Green Cross International.

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.

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...

Former Russian Minister of Culture

The former Russian Minister of Culture and a member of the Academy of Humanities, speaker Mikhail Shvydkoy speaks on politics, art and culture.

Expert on Strategy, Globalization & Emerging Markets

International business speaker Anil Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and emerging markets.

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...

The World's Leading Geo-Strategist

Parag Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his...

CEO of OZON Holdings

As OZON Holdings' CEO, speaker Maelle Gavet is transforming Russia's principal e-commerce site into the nation's own Amazon.

Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security in Washington, DC, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. In 2011, he was recognized on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

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.

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Author & Television Host, Globe Trekker

Holly Morris is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, and television host. Her newest documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Through her work, she has lectured widely to talk about post-...

Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning under Secretary of State Kerry

At the center of the most important diplomatic initiatives of the recent era, Jon Finer’s career highlights include key roles in the Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate accord, Middle East peace talks, response to the European immigration crisis and...

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