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Juan Williams        

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Fox News Political Analyst & Award-Winning Columnist

Juan Williams delivers the news every day as a television host and top political columnist. His books rise to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. The reason for that success is his unflinching dedication to giving people the information they need to make the best political decisions for themselves, their families and their communities. As co-host of Fox’s The Five and a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace as well as Special Report with Bret Baier, Williams stands out for challenging Fox’s conservative voices, and bringing balance to important conversations on the nation’s top-rated cable network. His column for the Hill recently won Best Washington Weekly column award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington chapter. He’s also the author of seven best-selling books, and an Emmy-winning TV documentary writer.

Widely regarded as one of America’s top speakers, Williams has a talent for motivating and inspiring audiences. He does this with his exceptional storytelling and deep knowledge of politics, the media, civil rights, and American history.

With the release of his latest book, What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?: Trump’s War on Civil Rights, Williams once again adds to his stellar reputation as a civil rights historian. In this book, he sounds the alarm over President Trump’s efforts to trip up the tremendous racial progress made by historic figures from Dr. King through President Obama.

The new book follows Williams’s multiple best-sellers, including Eyes on the Prize; We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America; Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary; Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America—and What We Can Do About It: This Far by Faith; Stories from the African American Religious Experience; and Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate.

Audiences are fascinated by forty years worth of stories and personalities that Williams brings to life based on his firsthand reporting. He has interviewed all the leading Washington power players (including Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan) giving him a unique vantage point on America's constantly evolving political climate.

As a speaker, Williams has earned a sterling reputation for graciousness, consummate professionalism, entertaining storytelling, and commitment to partnering with event leadership. Known as much for his preparation as his performance, he gets to know your organization and the goals of the event, delivering a keynote experience that is personalized, inspiring, authentic and unforgettable.

Speech Topics


25th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize

The Latest from Washington: An Insider's View

Health Care Exchanges

Although some in the healthcare industry are in support of Obamacare, many are still in need of understanding what factors, such as the flow of new benefits, the Medicare and Medicaid debt and discontent with the status quo, are influencing the various attitudes towards the health care exchanges. Williams explains that as long as we have the health care exchange programs, government will always have a hand in our medical care. Currently millions have gained improved policies that cover preventative care and preexisting medical conditions, but many policy makers are still in disagreement as to if this will be a realistic plan on fixing the nation’s costly health care system. With a view from Washington, Williams will share a behind the scene perspective as Obamacare continues to move forward.

The Fierce Face of Moderation: Battering Ram & Gridlock Buster

Moderates have long been castigated as "softies" with little will power of their own. But as Republicans and Democrats in Washington further dig their heels on opposite sides of every major political issue, we must realize that extremism prevents us from moving forward as a nation and as a global economy.

Speaker Juan Williams proves that problem solvers and negotiators - "moderates" - are, in fact, radicals whose beliefs align with those of the majority of Americans. In this presentation, he discusses such major national issues as healthcare, education, government debt, and social problems and provides solutions to these based in compromise. He also identifies the key national issues that will impact your specific organization and provides solutions to navigating those changes.

Williams embraces our nation's legacy of compromise - one that has allowed us to achieve some of our greatest accomplishments - and urges us to champion moderation as a way to move forward into new and exciting territory.

American Leadership: Stories of Inspiration & Power Behind Proven Leaders

Using stories of historical leaders like Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall, and weaving in personal encounters with important contemporary decision-makers whom he has interviewed during his career, Williams explores American leadership in this keynote address.

In this inspirational talk he will also look at the leaders that shaped the historical Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas Case. Drawing on his extensive experience as a journalist and social commentator, Williams also explores the topic of the changing face of leadership in America. As campus populations become more diverse - racially, culturally and economically - the face of leadership changes. What are some of the issues that these changing demographics will create? How will this impact the work of career development and college recruitment professionals?

How the Internet Is Changing News & Politics

In this fascinating and timely talk from journalist Juan Williams, he shares how the rise of the Internet - particularly social media - is changing the way news and information is disseminated and consumed, and the way political campaigns play out. He shares his insights into political strategy in the digital age; the need to protect privacy, free speech, and the first amendment online; Internet policymaking on Capitol Hill; and the changing media environment, which was a central theme in his latest book, Muzzled.

Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate in America

Changing Votes: The Evolving Face of US Politics

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