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Ron Suskind is a unique talent: A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best-selling author, teacher, essayist and one of the best speakers in the country. He is among our most honored journalists, having written several of America’s most important works of nonfiction. Yet, he also is placed among our most gifted performers, blending monologue with reported reality, pathos with humor. With a gift for conveying the most complex stories in the most compelling ways, Suskind has spent his career chronicling our social and political landscape.

His groundbreaking book, Life, Animated (April 2014), lifts a curtain on the Suskind family’s 20-year struggle with their youngest son, Owen, and his diagnosis of regressive autism. This story is not only about the neurological disorder; at its core, it is about human redemption. Audiences will absolutely be inspired by the beautiful illustration of a new kind of family, as the question of imagination having the ability to save a person’s life is answered. Suskind, who has traveled the globe for thirty years writing prize-winning articles and books about discarded and disenfranchised, discovers the most “left behind” person he has yet met lives in his own home – a boy who is neurologically incapable of connecting with the world. The themes of love, support and perseverance are highlighted to give new meanings to faith and caregiving. Ultimately, Suskind’s guide and teacher – as he took on Presidents and stitched together some of the era’s most influential narratives – was Owen, who found his voice and place in the world through the power of old Disney movies, myth, fable and legend.

Suskind’s latest New York Times bestseller, Confidence Men, Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President (2011) is a multi-layered narrative about the fall of the U.S. economy, the rise of Barack Obama and the President’s battles to guide his White House and earn the confidence of the American people. In the past two years, Confidence Men has been among the most widely-cited books about the White House and Wall Street, as well as issues including the management of money and risk, financial reform, gender in the workplace and creating sustainable growth for the U.S. economy in the 21st Century.

His previous books include the New York Times bestsellers: The Way of the World, A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism (2008), about the forces fighting the global “hearts and minds” struggle at a time when awesomely destructive weapons are available to the common man; The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of its Enemies (2006), a signature work on how the U.S. government frantically improvised to expand its powers and to fight a new kind of war after 9/11; The Price of Loyalty, George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill (2004), a sweeping tour of the inner workings of the American government in the modern era; and A Hope in the Unseen (1999), a book that has redefined national debates on race, class and achievement, which has become a favorite First Year Experience read on U.S. campuses and in book clubs.

From 1990 to 2000, Suskind was a reporter and senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal. For most of the decade, he wrote stories for the paper's front page dealing with poverty, race and class. He is often engaged in journalistic projects for television and writing for various national magazines, including Esquire and the New York Times magazine. Along with his television performances, Suskind’s monologues have delighted audiences, ranging from Hollywood directors to White House conferences to incarcerated felons. From 1988 until 1993, he taught advanced journalism at Harvard University and is currently the Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

Ron Suskind enthusiastically shares stories of his life and journalistic work, weaving in a moving, humorous and vivid American tapestry. He brings his gift to the podium, speaking articulately and with insight about our world today.

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Speaking Topics
  • Underpricing Risk . . . and Prudence

    Publications ranging from The New Yorker magazine to the American Bankers Association magazine have praised Ron Suskind’s grasp of country’s financial history and current dilemmas. The author also regularly interviews Presidents and their closest advisers. This combination is rare, as are the insights of this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who also happened to spend ten years as a senior reporter for the Wall Street Journal. When he speaks, people listen – from the towers of Wall Street to corridors of the White House. And when he turns off his tape recorder, the leaders of our two capitals – New York and Washington, one capital of private endeavor, the other of public purpose – tell him truths they don’t tell the rest of us. Without betraying his many sources, Suskind offers these verities to audiences, especially in the FIRE professions (Financial, Insurance, Real Estate), which he now calls “America’s core industry – the management of money and risk.” In this speech, Suskind takes the audience of an edgy and humorous ride, from the halls of the Medici’s to the invention of insurance in the 1600s (the first pricing of risk) to JP Morgan, FDR, Reagan and, then, to our current actors. He shows how risk got underpriced – how that must cause “bubbles and busts” as surely as the sun rising in the east – and how we work our way out of this trap. It’s something many of his sources discuss, through rarely in public, along with how a restoration of values is required in the private and public sectors. “We need to make prudence sexy again,” he says, and then shows why this “habit of mind” – as de Tocqueville would say – was so central to the nation’s successes from FDR onward, when we built rock-solid financial institutions and a globally admired professional class. It can happen again. “It must, to create a sustainable business model for America,” he says, in a speech filled with the most forward-leaning insights and intelligence.

  • Life, Animated

    The real story behind Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind’s five bestselling books is told in his sixth book, Life, Animated, about the family’s twenty-year struggle with their youngest son’s autism. Children with autism often seize upon a particular interest that envelops them. In the case of Owen Suskind, who lost all speech at three, it took a decidedly diabolical twist: he could only make sense of himself and the world through Disney animated movies -
    • in fact, all them since Snow White in 1937. He memorized the iconic films and recited them in long strings of barely discernible gibberish. The family dove deep to rescue him, speaking for years in Disney dialogue and turning the world upside down: their house became a stage set, they impersonated animated characters. But it is he who may have rescued them. In an adventure story of the human heart, the boy emerges in his teens with a set of original stories – refashioning Disney’s characters into startling tales of redemption – and, along the way, may have sketched a method for how autistic kids, worldwide, can be reached. Meanwhile, as his father was wrestling with Presidents -
    • and stitching together some of the era’s most powerful narratives -
    • his guide and teacher turned out to be a son who could barely speak. The book, eagerly awaited by medical researchers, autism advocates and public/social service workers, will change the way readers of all stripes see themselves and the many among us who don’t fit -
    • never will – but possess untapped potential and uncommon grace.

  • Channel the Change

    The storied American principles of one-man, one-vote, transparent markets, fairness of competition, rule of law, civil and human rights – what de Tocqueville called the “bourgeois virtues” -
    • have, across two centuries, transformed the world. Which is why there’s such discomfort when America retreats from those Ron Suskind paints a hopeful portrait of the 21st Century. If America sticks by its cherished ideals – “trusts its oaths,” as he has often written -
    • the nation will prosper and lead an ever more borderless and imitative globe. To do so, however, U.S. leaders in both the public and private sectors will have to lean away from the short-term and the self-protective – “top-down” impulses that often characterize declining empires -
    • and lean forcefully toward channeling change, here and abroad. That, after all, is why those American principles have been so effective across so many years: they are, fitted together, the best model yet devised for preserving balance – of a society and its institutions – while managing the kind of seismic, “bottom-up” change that has certainly characterized the nation since its founding and increasingly reshapes the world that America has helped create. It is a theme – powerful and inclusive -
    • that has long animated Suskind’s work. In this inspirational speech, he ties together all five of his critically acclaimed bestsellers into a powerful message of very reasonable optimism . . . if.

  • The Heartbeat of American Medicine

    In this speech, Suskind offers health care audiences an unparalleled glimpse of the conceptual impetus that drove Obama to make health care reform priority one, his mix of intellectual prowess and managerial naiveté, what was left on the negotiating table and why (you'll be shocked), and how those many political deals have made ACA profoundly challenging to implement (what we're now discovering). Because all the key players, including Obama, cooperate with Suskind
    • from political leaders to industry leaders, from Don Berwick to Paul O'Neill to the chiefs of Dartmouth Atlas
    • audiences are not only privy to a deeper understanding of this landmark contest, but to rare insights into how we can best care for all our citizens. Considering that the Pulitzer Prize-winner is also one of our finest storytellers, this is not to be missed.

  • An Entertaining Evening with Ron Suskind

    Audiences now have the chance to hear and witness one of the best speakers in the country through this special and highly entertaining keynote. Ron Suskind has the amazing gift for conveying the most complex stories in the most compelling ways, and this customized speech is no exception. An extremely animated lecturer, Suskind has the ability to electrify audiences on any topic, as well as touch the core of our hearts through his personal stories. Whether you are interested in learning about his bestselling books, views on politics, understanding ethics and values that currently affect our nation or about his extraordinary family life and inspiring son, you can get a front row seat to the most entertaining evening you will ever experience.

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Ron Suskind

Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Center for Ethics & Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist

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Ron Suskind Biography

Ron Suskind is a unique talent: A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best-selling author, teacher, essayist and one of the best speakers in the country. He is among our most honored journalists, having written several of America’s most important works of nonfiction. Yet, he also is placed among our most gifted performers, blending monologue with reported reality, pathos with humor. With a gift for conveying the most complex stories in the most compelling ways, Suskind has spent his career chronicling our social and political landscape.

His groundbreaking book, Life, Animated (April 2014), lifts a curtain on the Suskind family’s 20-year struggle with their youngest son, Owen, and his diagnosis of regressive autism. This story is not only about the neurological disorder; at its core, it is about human redemption. Audiences will absolutely be inspired by the beautiful illustration of a new kind of family, as the question of imagination having the ability to save a person’s life is answered. Suskind, who has traveled the globe for thirty years writing prize-winning articles and books about discarded and disenfranchised, discovers the most “left behind” person he has yet met lives in his own home – a boy who is neurologically incapable of connecting with the world. The themes of love, support and perseverance are highlighted to give new meanings to faith and caregiving. Ultimately, Suskind’s guide and teacher – as he took on Presidents and stitched together some of the era’s most influential narratives – was Owen, who found his voice and place in the world through the power of old Disney movies, myth, fable and legend.

Suskind’s latest New York Times bestseller, Confidence Men, Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President (2011) is a multi-layered narrative about the fall of the U.S. economy, the rise of Barack Obama and the President’s battles to guide his White House and earn the confidence of the American people. In the past two years, Confidence Men has been among the most widely-cited books about the White House and Wall Street, as well as issues including the management of money and risk, financial reform, gender in the workplace and creating sustainable growth for the U.S. economy in the 21st Century.

His previous books include the New York Times bestsellers: The Way of the World, A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism (2008), about the forces fighting the global “hearts and minds” struggle at a time when awesomely destructive weapons are available to the common man; The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of its Enemies (2006), a signature work on how the U.S. government frantically improvised to expand its powers and to fight a new kind of war after 9/11; The Price of Loyalty, George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill (2004), a sweeping tour of the inner workings of the American government in the modern era; and A Hope in the Unseen (1999), a book that has redefined national debates on race, class and achievement, which has become a favorite First Year Experience read on U.S. campuses and in book clubs.

From 1990 to 2000, Suskind was a reporter and senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal. For most of the decade, he wrote stories for the paper's front page dealing with poverty, race and class. He is often engaged in journalistic projects for television and writing for various national magazines, including Esquire and the New York Times magazine. Along with his television performances, Suskind’s monologues have delighted audiences, ranging from Hollywood directors to White House conferences to incarcerated felons. From 1988 until 1993, he taught advanced journalism at Harvard University and is currently the Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

Ron Suskind enthusiastically shares stories of his life and journalistic work, weaving in a moving, humorous and vivid American tapestry. He brings his gift to the podium, speaking articulately and with insight about our world today.

Ron Suskind Speaking Topics

  • Underpricing Risk . . . and Prudence

    Publications ranging from The New Yorker magazine to the American Bankers Association magazine have praised Ron Suskind’s grasp of country’s financial history and current dilemmas. The author also regularly interviews Presidents and their closest advisers. This combination is rare, as are the insights of this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who also happened to spend ten years as a senior reporter for the Wall Street Journal. When he speaks, people listen – from the towers of Wall Street to corridors of the White House. And when he turns off his tape recorder, the leaders of our two capitals – New York and Washington, one capital of private endeavor, the other of public purpose – tell him truths they don’t tell the rest of us. Without betraying his many sources, Suskind offers these verities to audiences, especially in the FIRE professions (Financial, Insurance, Real Estate), which he now calls “America’s core industry – the management of money and risk.” In this speech, Suskind takes the audience of an edgy and humorous ride, from the halls of the Medici’s to the invention of insurance in the 1600s (the first pricing of risk) to JP Morgan, FDR, Reagan and, then, to our current actors. He shows how risk got underpriced – how that must cause “bubbles and busts” as surely as the sun rising in the east – and how we work our way out of this trap. It’s something many of his sources discuss, through rarely in public, along with how a restoration of values is required in the private and public sectors. “We need to make prudence sexy again,” he says, and then shows why this “habit of mind” – as de Tocqueville would say – was so central to the nation’s successes from FDR onward, when we built rock-solid financial institutions and a globally admired professional class. It can happen again. “It must, to create a sustainable business model for America,” he says, in a speech filled with the most forward-leaning insights and intelligence.

  • Life, Animated

    The real story behind Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind’s five bestselling books is told in his sixth book, Life, Animated, about the family’s twenty-year struggle with their youngest son’s autism. Children with autism often seize upon a particular interest that envelops them. In the case of Owen Suskind, who lost all speech at three, it took a decidedly diabolical twist: he could only make sense of himself and the world through Disney animated movies -
    • in fact, all them since Snow White in 1937. He memorized the iconic films and recited them in long strings of barely discernible gibberish. The family dove deep to rescue him, speaking for years in Disney dialogue and turning the world upside down: their house became a stage set, they impersonated animated characters. But it is he who may have rescued them. In an adventure story of the human heart, the boy emerges in his teens with a set of original stories – refashioning Disney’s characters into startling tales of redemption – and, along the way, may have sketched a method for how autistic kids, worldwide, can be reached. Meanwhile, as his father was wrestling with Presidents -
    • and stitching together some of the era’s most powerful narratives -
    • his guide and teacher turned out to be a son who could barely speak. The book, eagerly awaited by medical researchers, autism advocates and public/social service workers, will change the way readers of all stripes see themselves and the many among us who don’t fit -
    • never will – but possess untapped potential and uncommon grace.

  • Channel the Change

    The storied American principles of one-man, one-vote, transparent markets, fairness of competition, rule of law, civil and human rights – what de Tocqueville called the “bourgeois virtues” -
    • have, across two centuries, transformed the world. Which is why there’s such discomfort when America retreats from those Ron Suskind paints a hopeful portrait of the 21st Century. If America sticks by its cherished ideals – “trusts its oaths,” as he has often written -
    • the nation will prosper and lead an ever more borderless and imitative globe. To do so, however, U.S. leaders in both the public and private sectors will have to lean away from the short-term and the self-protective – “top-down” impulses that often characterize declining empires -
    • and lean forcefully toward channeling change, here and abroad. That, after all, is why those American principles have been so effective across so many years: they are, fitted together, the best model yet devised for preserving balance – of a society and its institutions – while managing the kind of seismic, “bottom-up” change that has certainly characterized the nation since its founding and increasingly reshapes the world that America has helped create. It is a theme – powerful and inclusive -
    • that has long animated Suskind’s work. In this inspirational speech, he ties together all five of his critically acclaimed bestsellers into a powerful message of very reasonable optimism . . . if.

  • The Heartbeat of American Medicine

    In this speech, Suskind offers health care audiences an unparalleled glimpse of the conceptual impetus that drove Obama to make health care reform priority one, his mix of intellectual prowess and managerial naiveté, what was left on the negotiating table and why (you'll be shocked), and how those many political deals have made ACA profoundly challenging to implement (what we're now discovering). Because all the key players, including Obama, cooperate with Suskind
    • from political leaders to industry leaders, from Don Berwick to Paul O'Neill to the chiefs of Dartmouth Atlas
    • audiences are not only privy to a deeper understanding of this landmark contest, but to rare insights into how we can best care for all our citizens. Considering that the Pulitzer Prize-winner is also one of our finest storytellers, this is not to be missed.

  • An Entertaining Evening with Ron Suskind

    Audiences now have the chance to hear and witness one of the best speakers in the country through this special and highly entertaining keynote. Ron Suskind has the amazing gift for conveying the most complex stories in the most compelling ways, and this customized speech is no exception. An extremely animated lecturer, Suskind has the ability to electrify audiences on any topic, as well as touch the core of our hearts through his personal stories. Whether you are interested in learning about his bestselling books, views on politics, understanding ethics and values that currently affect our nation or about his extraordinary family life and inspiring son, you can get a front row seat to the most entertaining evening you will ever experience.

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  • How to book Ron Suskind?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ron Suskind for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Ron Suskind, 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 Ron Suskind or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ron Suskind?

    Booking fees for Ron Suskind, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Ron Suskind, 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 Ron Suskind?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ron Suskind 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 Ron Suskind 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 Ron Suskind or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ron Suskind 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.

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Ron Suskind Speaking Topics

  • Underpricing Risk . . . and Prudence

    Publications ranging from The New Yorker magazine to the American Bankers Association magazine have praised Ron Suskind’s grasp of country’s financial history and current dilemmas. The author also regularly interviews Presidents and their closest advisers. This combination is rare, as are the insights of this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who also happened to spend ten years as a senior reporter for the Wall Street Journal. When he speaks, people listen – from the towers of Wall Street to corridors of the White House. And when he turns off his tape recorder, the leaders of our two capitals – New York and Washington, one capital of private endeavor, the other of public purpose – tell him truths they don’t tell the rest of us. Without betraying his many sources, Suskind offers these verities to audiences, especially in the FIRE professions (Financial, Insurance, Real Estate), which he now calls “America’s core industry – the management of money and risk.” In this speech, Suskind takes the audience of an edgy and humorous ride, from the halls of the Medici’s to the invention of insurance in the 1600s (the first pricing of risk) to JP Morgan, FDR, Reagan and, then, to our current actors. He shows how risk got underpriced – how that must cause “bubbles and busts” as surely as the sun rising in the east – and how we work our way out of this trap. It’s something many of his sources discuss, through rarely in public, along with how a restoration of values is required in the private and public sectors. “We need to make prudence sexy again,” he says, and then shows why this “habit of mind” – as de Tocqueville would say – was so central to the nation’s successes from FDR onward, when we built rock-solid financial institutions and a globally admired professional class. It can happen again. “It must, to create a sustainable business model for America,” he says, in a speech filled with the most forward-leaning insights and intelligence.

  • Life, Animated

    The real story behind Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind’s five bestselling books is told in his sixth book, Life, Animated, about the family’s twenty-year struggle with their youngest son’s autism. Children with autism often seize upon a particular interest that envelops them. In the case of Owen Suskind, who lost all speech at three, it took a decidedly diabolical twist: he could only make sense of himself and the world through Disney animated movies -
    • in fact, all them since Snow White in 1937. He memorized the iconic films and recited them in long strings of barely discernible gibberish. The family dove deep to rescue him, speaking for years in Disney dialogue and turning the world upside down: their house became a stage set, they impersonated animated characters. But it is he who may have rescued them. In an adventure story of the human heart, the boy emerges in his teens with a set of original stories – refashioning Disney’s characters into startling tales of redemption – and, along the way, may have sketched a method for how autistic kids, worldwide, can be reached. Meanwhile, as his father was wrestling with Presidents -
    • and stitching together some of the era’s most powerful narratives -
    • his guide and teacher turned out to be a son who could barely speak. The book, eagerly awaited by medical researchers, autism advocates and public/social service workers, will change the way readers of all stripes see themselves and the many among us who don’t fit -
    • never will – but possess untapped potential and uncommon grace.

  • Channel the Change

    The storied American principles of one-man, one-vote, transparent markets, fairness of competition, rule of law, civil and human rights – what de Tocqueville called the “bourgeois virtues” -
    • have, across two centuries, transformed the world. Which is why there’s such discomfort when America retreats from those Ron Suskind paints a hopeful portrait of the 21st Century. If America sticks by its cherished ideals – “trusts its oaths,” as he has often written -
    • the nation will prosper and lead an ever more borderless and imitative globe. To do so, however, U.S. leaders in both the public and private sectors will have to lean away from the short-term and the self-protective – “top-down” impulses that often characterize declining empires -
    • and lean forcefully toward channeling change, here and abroad. That, after all, is why those American principles have been so effective across so many years: they are, fitted together, the best model yet devised for preserving balance – of a society and its institutions – while managing the kind of seismic, “bottom-up” change that has certainly characterized the nation since its founding and increasingly reshapes the world that America has helped create. It is a theme – powerful and inclusive -
    • that has long animated Suskind’s work. In this inspirational speech, he ties together all five of his critically acclaimed bestsellers into a powerful message of very reasonable optimism . . . if.

  • The Heartbeat of American Medicine

    In this speech, Suskind offers health care audiences an unparalleled glimpse of the conceptual impetus that drove Obama to make health care reform priority one, his mix of intellectual prowess and managerial naiveté, what was left on the negotiating table and why (you'll be shocked), and how those many political deals have made ACA profoundly challenging to implement (what we're now discovering). Because all the key players, including Obama, cooperate with Suskind
    • from political leaders to industry leaders, from Don Berwick to Paul O'Neill to the chiefs of Dartmouth Atlas
    • audiences are not only privy to a deeper understanding of this landmark contest, but to rare insights into how we can best care for all our citizens. Considering that the Pulitzer Prize-winner is also one of our finest storytellers, this is not to be missed.

  • An Entertaining Evening with Ron Suskind

    Audiences now have the chance to hear and witness one of the best speakers in the country through this special and highly entertaining keynote. Ron Suskind has the amazing gift for conveying the most complex stories in the most compelling ways, and this customized speech is no exception. An extremely animated lecturer, Suskind has the ability to electrify audiences on any topic, as well as touch the core of our hearts through his personal stories. Whether you are interested in learning about his bestselling books, views on politics, understanding ethics and values that currently affect our nation or about his extraordinary family life and inspiring son, you can get a front row seat to the most entertaining evening you will ever experience.

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