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Juan Williams      

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Fox News Political Analyst, Co-Host of "The Five" & Award-Winning Columnist

Juan Williams currently serves as a senior political analyst, appearing across FOX News Channel’s (FNC) daytime and primetime programming including Special Report with Bret Baier and FOX News Sunday. He joined the network as a contributor in 1997.

Since joining the network, Williams has provided analysis of every major political event. Most recently, he provided coverage during FNC's Midterm Elections and previously contributed to FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage which was the most-watched election night in cable news history with 14.1 million total viewers. Additionally, he provided political analysis during the 2020 presidential and vice presidential debates, as well as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. During his tenure at the network, Williams also served as a co-host on FNC’s The Five, a roundtable ensemble of FNC personalities who discuss, debate and even debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day.

Prior to joining the network, he spent more than 10-years with NPR, where he served as a senior national correspondent and news analyst. Previously, Williams spent 23 years at The Washington Post. During his tenure there, he covered every major political campaign from 1980 to 2000 as a national correspondent and a political columnist. He has also interviewed numerous influential people and presidents over the course of his career, including former President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, former President George H. W. Bush and former President Ronald Reagan.

Williams' career in media spans back several decades across many platforms. A recipient of several awards for his writing and investigative journalism, he also won an Emmy Award for television documentary writing and has received widespread critical acclaim for numerous projects, including a series of documentaries, such as: "Politics: The New Black Power" and "A. Phillip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom." Additionally, he is the author of six books, including the non-fiction bestseller, "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965" and "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary" which landed on BookBub’s "40 Best Biographies of all Time." Williams has also written numerous articles and has contributed to many national magazines, including: TIME, Fortune, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Ebony and GQ.

Williams earned his bachelor's degree from Haverford College.

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Changing Votes: The Evolving Face of US Politics

Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate in America

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.

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?

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.

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.

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The Latest from Washington: An Insider's View

25th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize

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