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Paul Wolfowitz

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Paul Wolfowitz Biography

A crucial figure in post-Cold War foreign and security policy, Paul Wolfowitz is the former President of the World Bank and former US Deputy Secretary of Defense of Policy. Throughout his more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven US presidents, he has maintained his longstanding quest to promote democracy overseas with US strategic national security and geopolitical interests. As a global strategist, he has an extensive range of practical experience in the developing world, primarily focusing on the Middle East, Asia, and Africa as emerging international markets.

As President of the World Bank, Wolfowitz sought to give special emphasis to two particular issues: identifying Sub-Saharan Africa as the region most in need of improving living standards and challenging the culture of corruption throughout the world. He developed measures to reduced opportunities and incentives for corruption while determining financing and support for global projects.

As a public servant, Wolfowitz served three years under Secretary of State George Shultz as Ambassador to Indonesia, the fourth most-populous country in the world and largest in the Muslim world. During his tenure in that country, he was known for reaching out to all elements of society and for his advocacy of reform and political openness. Under his leadership, the embassy in Jakarta was officially recognized as one of the best-managed US diplomatic missions in the world.

Wolfowitz also served as head of the US State Department’s Policy Planning Office and as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, where he worked directly with the leaders of more than 20 countries. In that position, he played a key role in supporting the peaceful transition to democracy in the Philippines. He also worked to help improve US relations with China, strengthen alliances with Japan and Korea, and lay the groundwork for the subsequent democratic transition in Korea.

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed Wolfowitz to the post of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he played a role in planning for the successful liberation of Kuwait, including organizing the fundraising effort that raised $50 billion in multilateral support. He also collaborated on the US administration’s nuclear arms reduction initiative in 1991.

As Deputy Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005, Wolfowitz’s responsibilities included oversight of the budget process as well as development of policy to respond to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

As a scholar and intellectual, Wolfowitz also has been a leader in higher education. He served as Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University. Before that, he taught political science at Yale University. He has written widely on foreign policy, diplomacy and national security, and was a member of the advisory board of Foreign Affairs.

Currently, Wolfowitz serves as Chairman of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board, which is tasked with providing “independent insight and advice on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy.” He also serves as a visiting scholar at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute.

Topics

The Middle East and Asia: The Might of Emerging International Markets

Supporting the Developing World through Democracy and Economic Opportunity

AFRICOM: Implications for African Security and US-African Relations

Islamic Societies: Democracy and Economic Prosperity

Speaking Topics
  • Islamic Societies: Democracy and Economic Prosperity

  • AFRICOM: Implications for African Security and US-African Relations

  • Supporting the Developing World through Democracy and Economic Opportunity

  • The Middle East and Asia: The Might of Emerging International Markets

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  • What are the speaker fees for Paul Wolfowitz

    Speaking fees for Paul Wolfowitz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Paul Wolfowitz are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Paul Wolfowitz, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    Paul Wolfowitz generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Paul Wolfowitz for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Wolfowitz for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Paul Wolfowitz or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Paul Wolfowitz Biography

A crucial figure in post-Cold War foreign and security policy, Paul Wolfowitz is the former President of the World Bank and former US Deputy Secretary of Defense of Policy. Throughout his more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven US presidents, he has maintained his longstanding quest to promote democracy overseas with US strategic national security and geopolitical interests. As a global strategist, he has an extensive range of practical experience in the developing world, primarily focusing on the Middle East, Asia, and Africa as emerging international markets.

As President of the World Bank, Wolfowitz sought to give special emphasis to two particular issues: identifying Sub-Saharan Africa as the region most in need of improving living standards and challenging the culture of corruption throughout the world. He developed measures to reduced opportunities and incentives for corruption while determining financing and support for global projects.

As a public servant, Wolfowitz served three years under Secretary of State George Shultz as Ambassador to Indonesia, the fourth most-populous country in the world and largest in the Muslim world. During his tenure in that country, he was known for reaching out to all elements of society and for his advocacy of reform and political openness. Under his leadership, the embassy in Jakarta was officially recognized as one of the best-managed US diplomatic missions in the world.

Wolfowitz also served as head of the US State Department’s Policy Planning Office and as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, where he worked directly with the leaders of more than 20 countries. In that position, he played a key role in supporting the peaceful transition to democracy in the Philippines. He also worked to help improve US relations with China, strengthen alliances with Japan and Korea, and lay the groundwork for the subsequent democratic transition in Korea.

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed Wolfowitz to the post of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he played a role in planning for the successful liberation of Kuwait, including organizing the fundraising effort that raised $50 billion in multilateral support. He also collaborated on the US administration’s nuclear arms reduction initiative in 1991.

As Deputy Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005, Wolfowitz’s responsibilities included oversight of the budget process as well as development of policy to respond to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

As a scholar and intellectual, Wolfowitz also has been a leader in higher education. He served as Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University. Before that, he taught political science at Yale University. He has written widely on foreign policy, diplomacy and national security, and was a member of the advisory board of Foreign Affairs.

Currently, Wolfowitz serves as Chairman of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board, which is tasked with providing “independent insight and advice on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy.” He also serves as a visiting scholar at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute.

Topics

The Middle East and Asia: The Might of Emerging International Markets

Supporting the Developing World through Democracy and Economic Opportunity

AFRICOM: Implications for African Security and US-African Relations

Islamic Societies: Democracy and Economic Prosperity

Paul Wolfowitz Speaking Topics

  • Islamic Societies: Democracy and Economic Prosperity

  • AFRICOM: Implications for African Security and US-African Relations

  • Supporting the Developing World through Democracy and Economic Opportunity

  • The Middle East and Asia: The Might of Emerging International Markets

Paul Wolfowitz Videos

  • Paul Wolfowitz '65 on future of foreign policy - YouTube
  • Our World in the Last 100 Years | Paul Wolfowitz | Oxford Union ...
  • Chris Hayes and Paul Wolfowitz, Amazing Interview - YouTube

FAQs on booking Paul Wolfowitz

  • How do I book Paul Wolfowitz to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Paul Wolfowitz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Paul Wolfowitz, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Paul Wolfowitz or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Paul Wolfowitz

    Speaking fees for Paul Wolfowitz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Paul Wolfowitz are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Paul Wolfowitz, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Paul Wolfowitz speak about?

  • Where does Paul Wolfowitz travel from?

    Paul Wolfowitz generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Paul Wolfowitz’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Paul Wolfowitz for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul Wolfowitz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Paul Wolfowitz or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Paul Wolfowitz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Islamic Societies: Democracy and Economic Prosperity, AFRICOM: Implications for African Security and US-African Relations, Supporting the Developing World through Democracy and Economic Opportunity and The Middle East and Asia: The Might of Emerging International Markets. The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul Wolfowitz for your event is available upon request. Paul Wolfowitz generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joseph Stiglitz, Robert D. Kaplan, Daniel Altman, Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Nicholas Burns. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul Wolfowitz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Paul Wolfowitz Speaking Topics

  • Islamic Societies: Democracy and Economic Prosperity

  • AFRICOM: Implications for African Security and US-African Relations

  • Supporting the Developing World through Democracy and Economic Opportunity

  • The Middle East and Asia: The Might of Emerging International Markets

Paul Wolfowitz Speaker Videos

  • Paul Wolfowitz '65 on future of foreign policy - YouTube
    Our World in the Last 100 Years | Paul Wolfowitz | Oxford Union ...
  • Chris Hayes and Paul Wolfowitz, Amazing Interview - YouTube
    Paul Wolfowitz - Former President of the World Bank - YouTube
  • Paul Wolfowitz speaks at Hudson Institute - YouTube

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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