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Irwin Redlener

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 Irwin Redlener Biography

Irwin Redlener, M.D., is founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, director of the Center’s Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative and co-founder - with singer Paul Simon- of The Children’s Health Fund.

The author of two books, Americans at Risk: Why We’re Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We can Do Now and Nautilus Book Prize winner, The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for 21st America, Dr. Redlener is frequently called upon as an expert and inspirational speaker. He has authored more than 50 opinion pieces in recent years in publications including the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, The Hill and others.

Since 2020, Dr. Redlener has been serving as an on-air public health analyst for NBC & MSNBC.

He currently serves as a special advisor on emergency preparedness to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and regularly communicates with leadership in U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, as well as Homeland Security. He was an advisor to then Vice President Joe Biden, and, in 2015, served as an advisor to the federal czar on the Ebola outbreak. In 2019 Dr. Redlener worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in repeated efforts to stop inhumane treatment of immigrant families and children on the SW U.S. border.

Over his career, Dr. Redlener has created or expanded programs to treat victims of child abuse and neglect and was the principal designer and lead in the development of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), the first institution of its kind in the Bronx, one the most indigent urban zip code in the U.S. Early in his career, Dr. Redlener’s positions included medical director of a community health center in an impoverished rural county in Arkansas and directing a new pediatric intensive care unit at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr, Redlener was medical director of USA for Africa and responsible for distributing some $60 million dollars in African famine relief raised by the international best-selling record, We Are the World.

Throughout his career, Dr. Redlener has worked with celebrities from Joan Baez and Lionel Richie to Paul Simon and many others who have joined and supported his various causes and projects.

As an advocate on issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children living with multiple adversities from extreme poverty to domestic violence and homelessness, Dr. Redlener has long-standing relationships with Members of Congress and, from time to time, high ranking Administration officials, including the Biden Administration. He has advised every Democratic presidential campaign since 1988.

Dr. Redlener completed his undergraduate degree at Hofstra University and received his M.D. at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Specialty training was received at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the University of Colorado Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He holds honorary degrees from Hofstra University and Hunter College of the City University of New York.

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Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do

Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do

National preparedness planning: the historical context and current state of the U.S. public's readiness, 1940-2005.(PREVENTION, MITIGATION and ... from: Journal of International Affairs

National preparedness planning: the historical context and current state of the U.S. public's readiness, 1940-2005.(PREVENTION, MITIGATION and ... from: Journal of International Affairs

Speaking Topics
  • When will the Covid-19 pandemic be over? What could derail progress in getting back to "normal"?

  • The "pandemic generation”: What is the impact of the pandemic on children - and what lies ahead for our kids and our society?

  • What business needs to know about return to "normal”? Why things will never be the same as they were prior to January 2020.

  • Child poverty in America: How did we get here, what we need to do going forward, what the lack of opportunity means for millions of kids means for America's future.

  • Creating change with celebrity partners! What it's like working with Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, Marc Anthony and many more!

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Irwin Redlener

Expert on Disaster Medicine

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Irwin Redlener Biography

Irwin Redlener, M.D., is founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, director of the Center’s Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative and co-founder - with singer Paul Simon- of The Children’s Health Fund.

The author of two books, Americans at Risk: Why We’re Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We can Do Now and Nautilus Book Prize winner, The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for 21st America, Dr. Redlener is frequently called upon as an expert and inspirational speaker. He has authored more than 50 opinion pieces in recent years in publications including the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, The Hill and others.

Since 2020, Dr. Redlener has been serving as an on-air public health analyst for NBC & MSNBC.

He currently serves as a special advisor on emergency preparedness to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and regularly communicates with leadership in U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, as well as Homeland Security. He was an advisor to then Vice President Joe Biden, and, in 2015, served as an advisor to the federal czar on the Ebola outbreak. In 2019 Dr. Redlener worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in repeated efforts to stop inhumane treatment of immigrant families and children on the SW U.S. border.

Over his career, Dr. Redlener has created or expanded programs to treat victims of child abuse and neglect and was the principal designer and lead in the development of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), the first institution of its kind in the Bronx, one the most indigent urban zip code in the U.S. Early in his career, Dr. Redlener’s positions included medical director of a community health center in an impoverished rural county in Arkansas and directing a new pediatric intensive care unit at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr, Redlener was medical director of USA for Africa and responsible for distributing some $60 million dollars in African famine relief raised by the international best-selling record, We Are the World.

Throughout his career, Dr. Redlener has worked with celebrities from Joan Baez and Lionel Richie to Paul Simon and many others who have joined and supported his various causes and projects.

As an advocate on issues pertaining to the health and well-being of children living with multiple adversities from extreme poverty to domestic violence and homelessness, Dr. Redlener has long-standing relationships with Members of Congress and, from time to time, high ranking Administration officials, including the Biden Administration. He has advised every Democratic presidential campaign since 1988.

Dr. Redlener completed his undergraduate degree at Hofstra University and received his M.D. at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Specialty training was received at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the University of Colorado Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He holds honorary degrees from Hofstra University and Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Irwin Redlener Videos

  • AFT Live Town Hall: COVID-19 response with Dr. Irwin Redlener ...
  • Dr. Irwin Redlener: Alarming Rise In COVID-19 Cases 'Entirely ...
  • Dr. Irwin Redlener on Social Distancing

Irwin Redlener Books

Irwin Redlener Speaking Topics

  • When will the Covid-19 pandemic be over? What could derail progress in getting back to "normal"?

  • The "pandemic generation”: What is the impact of the pandemic on children - and what lies ahead for our kids and our society?

  • What business needs to know about return to "normal”? Why things will never be the same as they were prior to January 2020.

  • Child poverty in America: How did we get here, what we need to do going forward, what the lack of opportunity means for millions of kids means for America's future.

  • Creating change with celebrity partners! What it's like working with Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, Marc Anthony and many more!

FAQs on booking Irwin Redlener

  • How to book Irwin Redlener?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Irwin Redlener for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Irwin Redlener, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Irwin Redlener or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Irwin Redlener?

    Booking fees for Irwin Redlener, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Irwin Redlener, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Irwin Redlener?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Irwin Redlener for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Irwin Redlener for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Irwin Redlener or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Irwin Redlener or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Irwin Redlener is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as When will the Covid-19 pandemic be over? What could derail progress in getting back to "normal"?, The "pandemic generation”: What is the impact of the pandemic on children - and what lies ahead for our kids and our society?, What business needs to know about return to "normal”? Why things will never be the same as they were prior to January 2020., Child poverty in America: How did we get here, what we need to do going forward, what the lack of opportunity means for millions of kids means for America's future. and Creating change with celebrity partners! What it's like working with Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, Marc Anthony and many more!. The estimated speaking fee range to book Irwin Redlener for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Irwin Redlener generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dean Karlan, Andrew Bridge, Nicholas Kristof, Michael Patrick MacDonald and Ruby Payne. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Irwin Redlener for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Irwin Redlener Speaker Videos

  • AFT Live Town Hall: COVID-19 response with Dr. Irwin Redlener ...
    Dr. Irwin Redlener: Alarming Rise In COVID-19 Cases 'Entirely ...
  • Dr. Irwin Redlener on Social Distancing

Irwin Redlener Speaking Topics

  • When will the Covid-19 pandemic be over? What could derail progress in getting back to "normal"?

  • The "pandemic generation”: What is the impact of the pandemic on children - and what lies ahead for our kids and our society?

  • What business needs to know about return to "normal”? Why things will never be the same as they were prior to January 2020.

  • Child poverty in America: How did we get here, what we need to do going forward, what the lack of opportunity means for millions of kids means for America's future.

  • Creating change with celebrity partners! What it's like working with Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, Marc Anthony and many more!

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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