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Wendy Sherman

Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership & Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School

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Wendy Sherman Biography

Wendy Sherman is an American diplomat who served as the United States deputy secretary of state from April 2021 to July 2023. She was a professor of the practice of public leadership and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, a senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, and a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Sherman, a social worker, served as the director of EMILY's List, the director of Maryland's office of child welfare, and the founding president of the Fannie Mae Foundation. During the Clinton administration, she served as counselor of the United States Department of State from 1997 to 2001. She was also a special advisor to President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the North Korea policy coordinator. In the latter role, she was instrumental in negotiations related to North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs.

Sherman served under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as under secretary of state for political affairs from 2011 to 2015. She was the fourth-ranking official in the U.S. Department of State. In that role, Sherman was the lead negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal. After winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden nominated Sherman to serve as United States Deputy Secretary of State, under Antony Blinken.

Speaking Topics
  • Point/Counterpoint - Israel, Iran and the Middle Eas

    Ambassador Wendy Sherman, lead negotiator on the recently reached Iran deal, and named by The Jerusalem Post as the fourth most influential Jew in the world, sizes up the U.S. relationship with Israel, Iran and the Middle East in a point/counterpoint with another panelist.

  • Shattering Glass and Leaning Forward – Senators, Secretaries of State, Business CEOs – I’ve Had It All and So Can You

    Throughout her career, Wendy Sherman has demonstrated a knack for shattering both glass ceilings and stereotypes. She had a front row seat working on the campaign for Barbara Mikulski, the first Democratic female elected to the Senate, and helped secure and advise Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state. Having started her own business as well as having a successful family life, Sherman looks to speak to the leaders of tomorrow to help inspire and motivate you with the secrets to her successes, both personal and professional.

  • Risk Management: Changing Geopolitics and What It Means for Investment

    In her experience, not only as U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs but also as the owner of a successful global business consulting firm, Ambassador Wendy Sherman is in a unique position to offer advice about a myriad of topics that affect the world business scene today. Having sat on the investment committee of a boutique emerging markets fund, Sherman offers an insider’s guide to investment risk wherever you are in the world.

  • Where In the World are We Headed?: An Inside Guide to Geopolitics and What It Means for Your Business

    As U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, Ambassador Wendy Sherman became responsible for overseeing the United States’ diplomacy in every region of the world during her time at the State Department from 2011–2015. Sherman is able to offer a unique insider’s view of where the world is headed in the years ahead and how that will affect global business.

  • Negotiating Change: What Businesses Can Learn from Complex International Negotiations

    Wendy Sherman, the successful lead negotiator for the multilateral, complex deal with Iran, reveals strategies and tactics from her years of high-level international diplomacy that can help you achieve successful outcomes in business negotiations in a global economy and marketplace.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Wendy Sherman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Wendy Sherman 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 Wendy Sherman, 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 Wendy Sherman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Wendy Sherman?

    Speaking fees for Wendy Sherman, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Wendy Sherman charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Wendy Sherman, 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 Wendy Sherman?

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

Wendy Sherman is an American diplomat who served as the United States deputy secretary of state from April 2021 to July 2023. She was a professor of the practice of public leadership and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, a senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, and a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Sherman, a social worker, served as the director of EMILY's List, the director of Maryland's office of child welfare, and the founding president of the Fannie Mae Foundation. During the Clinton administration, she served as counselor of the United States Department of State from 1997 to 2001. She was also a special advisor to President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the North Korea policy coordinator. In the latter role, she was instrumental in negotiations related to North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs.

Sherman served under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as under secretary of state for political affairs from 2011 to 2015. She was the fourth-ranking official in the U.S. Department of State. In that role, Sherman was the lead negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal. After winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden nominated Sherman to serve as United States Deputy Secretary of State, under Antony Blinken.

Wendy Sherman Speaking Topics

  • Point/Counterpoint - Israel, Iran and the Middle Eas

    Ambassador Wendy Sherman, lead negotiator on the recently reached Iran deal, and named by The Jerusalem Post as the fourth most influential Jew in the world, sizes up the U.S. relationship with Israel, Iran and the Middle East in a point/counterpoint with another panelist.

  • Shattering Glass and Leaning Forward – Senators, Secretaries of State, Business CEOs – I’ve Had It All and So Can You

    Throughout her career, Wendy Sherman has demonstrated a knack for shattering both glass ceilings and stereotypes. She had a front row seat working on the campaign for Barbara Mikulski, the first Democratic female elected to the Senate, and helped secure and advise Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state. Having started her own business as well as having a successful family life, Sherman looks to speak to the leaders of tomorrow to help inspire and motivate you with the secrets to her successes, both personal and professional.

  • Risk Management: Changing Geopolitics and What It Means for Investment

    In her experience, not only as U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs but also as the owner of a successful global business consulting firm, Ambassador Wendy Sherman is in a unique position to offer advice about a myriad of topics that affect the world business scene today. Having sat on the investment committee of a boutique emerging markets fund, Sherman offers an insider’s guide to investment risk wherever you are in the world.

  • Where In the World are We Headed?: An Inside Guide to Geopolitics and What It Means for Your Business

    As U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, Ambassador Wendy Sherman became responsible for overseeing the United States’ diplomacy in every region of the world during her time at the State Department from 2011–2015. Sherman is able to offer a unique insider’s view of where the world is headed in the years ahead and how that will affect global business.

  • Negotiating Change: What Businesses Can Learn from Complex International Negotiations

    Wendy Sherman, the successful lead negotiator for the multilateral, complex deal with Iran, reveals strategies and tactics from her years of high-level international diplomacy that can help you achieve successful outcomes in business negotiations in a global economy and marketplace.

Wendy Sherman Videos

  • Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman Talks to VOA | VOANews
    VOA State Department Bureau Chief Nike Ching interviews US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Feb. 23, 2023 Originally published at -...
  • The US approach to China with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman
    to mark the culmination of the latest phase of research as part of the project, “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World,”...
  • Interview with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman
    Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman announced at the University of Washington that Seattle will host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum...

FAQs on booking Wendy Sherman

  • How to book Wendy Sherman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Wendy Sherman for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Wendy Sherman, 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 Wendy Sherman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Wendy Sherman?

    Speaking fees for Wendy Sherman, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Wendy Sherman charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Wendy Sherman, 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 Wendy Sherman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wendy Sherman for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Wendy Sherman 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 Wendy Sherman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wendy Sherman 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.

Wendy Sherman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Point/Counterpoint - Israel, Iran and the Middle Eas, Shattering Glass and Leaning Forward – Senators, Secretaries of State, Business CEOs – I’ve Had It All and So Can You, Risk Management: Changing Geopolitics and What It Means for Investment, Where In the World are We Headed?: An Inside Guide to Geopolitics and What It Means for Your Business and Negotiating Change: What Businesses Can Learn from Complex International Negotiations. The estimated speaking fee range to book Wendy Sherman for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Wendy Sherman generally travels from MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicholas Burns, Anja Manuel, Amy Goodman, Florence Eid-Oakden and Willis Sparks. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wendy Sherman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Wendy Sherman Speaking Topics

  • Point/Counterpoint - Israel, Iran and the Middle Eas

    Ambassador Wendy Sherman, lead negotiator on the recently reached Iran deal, and named by The Jerusalem Post as the fourth most influential Jew in the world, sizes up the U.S. relationship with Israel, Iran and the Middle East in a point/counterpoint with another panelist.

  • Shattering Glass and Leaning Forward – Senators, Secretaries of State, Business CEOs – I’ve Had It All and So Can You

    Throughout her career, Wendy Sherman has demonstrated a knack for shattering both glass ceilings and stereotypes. She had a front row seat working on the campaign for Barbara Mikulski, the first Democratic female elected to the Senate, and helped secure and advise Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state. Having started her own business as well as having a successful family life, Sherman looks to speak to the leaders of tomorrow to help inspire and motivate you with the secrets to her successes, both personal and professional.

  • Risk Management: Changing Geopolitics and What It Means for Investment

    In her experience, not only as U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs but also as the owner of a successful global business consulting firm, Ambassador Wendy Sherman is in a unique position to offer advice about a myriad of topics that affect the world business scene today. Having sat on the investment committee of a boutique emerging markets fund, Sherman offers an insider’s guide to investment risk wherever you are in the world.

  • Where In the World are We Headed?: An Inside Guide to Geopolitics and What It Means for Your Business

    As U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, Ambassador Wendy Sherman became responsible for overseeing the United States’ diplomacy in every region of the world during her time at the State Department from 2011–2015. Sherman is able to offer a unique insider’s view of where the world is headed in the years ahead and how that will affect global business.

  • Negotiating Change: What Businesses Can Learn from Complex International Negotiations

    Wendy Sherman, the successful lead negotiator for the multilateral, complex deal with Iran, reveals strategies and tactics from her years of high-level international diplomacy that can help you achieve successful outcomes in business negotiations in a global economy and marketplace.

Wendy Sherman Speaker Videos

  • Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman Talks to VOA | VOANews
    VOA State Department Bureau Chief Nike Ching interviews US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Feb. 23, 2023 Originally published at -...
    The US approach to China with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman
    to mark the culmination of the latest phase of research as part of the project, “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World,” the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host...
  • Interview with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman
    Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman announced at the University of Washington that Seattle will host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum next year.

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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.

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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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