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Charles Krauthammer        

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist & Political Commentator

Named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Charles Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for The Washington Post, which appears in more than 400 newspapers worldwide and for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. Krauthammer is a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX's evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier.

His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a Number 1 New York Times bestseller. As of August, it had sold more than one million copies. Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, Krauthammer was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics) and Harvard (M.D. 1975). While serving a chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, he published several scientific papers, including the discovery of a form of bipolar disease which continues to be cited in the psychiatric literature.

In 1978, he quit medical practice and came to Washington to help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale and in 1981 he joined The New Republic as a writer and editor. Three years later, his New Republic essays won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.

From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President's Council on Bioethics. He is currently president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.

In his speeches, Charles Krauthammer breathes new life into tired debates, offering clear and compelling arguments that everyone else overlooks and challenging conventional wisdom. An incisive thinker, he is a strong voice offering new perspectives on international affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy and culture. He is widely known as a conservative, but he is also unorthodox to the core.

Speech Topics


Politics in Washington

With over 25 years covering and writing about the political scene in Washington, Charles Krauthammer offers unique insight and analysis into the goings on inside the Beltway and on the issues and topics foremost in the minds of most Americans. Audiences will enjoy what viewers of Inside Washington and FOX News have long enjoyed: seeing his sharp mind turned loose on the political issues of the day.

International Affairs: An Overview

With over 25 years experience commenting on foreign policy, Charles Krauthammer offers a unique and highly influential perspective. He goes against the grain, not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom (for a decade he was almost alone in calling the Oslo peace agreements a fraud that would inevitably lead to war, and was proved right). Whether writing about 9/11, the Middle East, the democratic revolutions sweeping the world today, or the indispensable role of American power, Dr. Krauthammers views have been attracting the attention of presidents and senior policy makers for years. Krauthammer shares the insights borne of his experience as a trusted voice on international affairs.

The Future of Healthcare, Medicine and Bioethics

As a medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist (though a member of the Presidents Council on Bioethics, he speaks and writes unofficially and entirely independently), Dr. Krauthammer is uniquely situated to tackle the perils and promise of the new biotechnology, discuss end-of-life questions and challenge conventional wisdom on America's health-care. From policy to research, audiences are treated to a lively discussion of someone who understands the medical and ethical ramifications of the latest news from the world of medicine.

Health Care, Medicine and Bioethics

International Affairs

Politics in Washington

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