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Heather Hurlburt

Director of the New Models of Policy Change Project, New America's Political Reform Program & Former Speechwriter to President Bill Clinton

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 Heather Hurlburt Biography

Heather Hurlburt is the director of the New Models of Policy Change project at New America's Political Reform program. Hurlburt leads research into how policy advocacy can adapt to be effective in our current environment of intense political polarization and guides advocates and funders seeking to navigate politics effectively on behalf of policy solutions on issues such as national security and climate change.

Hurlburt is a contributor to New York Magazine; has published articles in Politico, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Fortune, Vox, and Time, among other publications. She co-hosts the Drezburt podcast and frequently appears in print and broadcast media.

Previously, she ran the National Security Network, a premier source for internationalist foreign policy messaging and advocacy, held senior positions in the White House and State Department under President Bill Clinton, and worked on Capitol Hill and for the International Crisis Group.

Her policy work focused primarily on the politics of U.S. foreign policy, counter-terrorism and resilience, and the nexus of civilian and military approaches to conflict resolution.

Before joining the National Security Network, Hurlburt ran her own communications and strategy practice, working on global and political issues with political, entertainment, and educational leaders. From 1995-2001, Hurlburt served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the President, speechwriter for Secretaries of State Albright and Christopher, and member of the State Department's Policy Planning staff.

She has also worked for the International Crisis Group, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Congressional Helsinki Commission.

In 2012, Hurlburt was named to Foreign Policy Magazine's "FP Top 50" and again in January of 2013, Foreign Policy Magazine featured Hurlburt as one of the 10 women the Obama administration should appoint to a top national security job. She appears frequently as a commentator in print and news media and her work has been published by the New York Times, US News and World Report, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Guardian, POLITICO, and New Republic.

Hurlburt holds a Bachelor's degree from Brown University and a Master's from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

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  • Leaning In, Leaning Out, Moving Up

    Amid the heated debate over what women should expect—and what should be expected of them—at the highest levels of the business and government world, Heather Hurlburt brings a unique point for view as an insider. Heather was the only female speechwriter for the first female Secretary of State and a speechwriter for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Heather also spent a decade as a manager in nonprofits, working across generations to promote women in the national security field. She is a leading voice in her own right in a field in which women are still under-represented. In this talk, Heather speaks to her own experience as a professional, mother of a special-needs child, and daughter of a woman denied her own diplomatic ambitions and shares her keen eye on what is and isn’t changing for women writ large.

  • Drones and the American Way of War

    Technology now makes it possible to follow, target and destroy a car, individual or particular room in a house from thousands of miles away—without putting US boots on the ground or lives at risk. But experts disagree about when the use of drones and remote, targeted killing are legal; how many killings of innocent civilians they involve; and whether they are actually the most effective way of dealing with the threat posed by terrorism. In this talk, Heather Hurlburt discusses her two decades spent either making or following national security policy in Washington, including the current debates over whether, how and where more oversight or restrictions on America’s drone wars are likely or wise.

  • Transpartisanship—Is it possible?

    It’s common to hear Americans lament the passing of an age when republicans and democrats met and compromised for the common good. Today there is quiet cooperation between the parties in Washington, but based—instead of compromise—on finding issues and approaches that reinforce a sense of ideological purity among centrists and conservatives, or liberals and libertarians, alike. Heather Hurlburt has been in the forefront of efforts at building new alliances on civil liberties and Pentagon reform, and in this talk she discusses the prospects and limits of this approach and what it means for the health of our democracy.

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Heather Hurlburt

Director of the New Models of Policy Change Project, New America's Political Reform Program & Former Speechwriter to President Bill Clinton

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Heather Hurlburt Biography

Heather Hurlburt is the director of the New Models of Policy Change project at New America's Political Reform program. Hurlburt leads research into how policy advocacy can adapt to be effective in our current environment of intense political polarization and guides advocates and funders seeking to navigate politics effectively on behalf of policy solutions on issues such as national security and climate change.

Hurlburt is a contributor to New York Magazine; has published articles in Politico, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Fortune, Vox, and Time, among other publications. She co-hosts the Drezburt podcast and frequently appears in print and broadcast media.

Previously, she ran the National Security Network, a premier source for internationalist foreign policy messaging and advocacy, held senior positions in the White House and State Department under President Bill Clinton, and worked on Capitol Hill and for the International Crisis Group.

Her policy work focused primarily on the politics of U.S. foreign policy, counter-terrorism and resilience, and the nexus of civilian and military approaches to conflict resolution.

Before joining the National Security Network, Hurlburt ran her own communications and strategy practice, working on global and political issues with political, entertainment, and educational leaders. From 1995-2001, Hurlburt served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the President, speechwriter for Secretaries of State Albright and Christopher, and member of the State Department's Policy Planning staff.

She has also worked for the International Crisis Group, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Congressional Helsinki Commission.

In 2012, Hurlburt was named to Foreign Policy Magazine's "FP Top 50" and again in January of 2013, Foreign Policy Magazine featured Hurlburt as one of the 10 women the Obama administration should appoint to a top national security job. She appears frequently as a commentator in print and news media and her work has been published by the New York Times, US News and World Report, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Guardian, POLITICO, and New Republic.

Hurlburt holds a Bachelor's degree from Brown University and a Master's from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

Heather Hurlburt Videos

  • Is There a Progressive Foreign Policy? | Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt
  • Drezburt Year-End Spectacular | Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner
  • Tolstoyan Edition | Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner [Drezburt]

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Heather Hurlburt Speaking Topics

  • Leaning In, Leaning Out, Moving Up

    Amid the heated debate over what women should expect—and what should be expected of them—at the highest levels of the business and government world, Heather Hurlburt brings a unique point for view as an insider. Heather was the only female speechwriter for the first female Secretary of State and a speechwriter for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Heather also spent a decade as a manager in nonprofits, working across generations to promote women in the national security field. She is a leading voice in her own right in a field in which women are still under-represented. In this talk, Heather speaks to her own experience as a professional, mother of a special-needs child, and daughter of a woman denied her own diplomatic ambitions and shares her keen eye on what is and isn’t changing for women writ large.

  • Drones and the American Way of War

    Technology now makes it possible to follow, target and destroy a car, individual or particular room in a house from thousands of miles away—without putting US boots on the ground or lives at risk. But experts disagree about when the use of drones and remote, targeted killing are legal; how many killings of innocent civilians they involve; and whether they are actually the most effective way of dealing with the threat posed by terrorism. In this talk, Heather Hurlburt discusses her two decades spent either making or following national security policy in Washington, including the current debates over whether, how and where more oversight or restrictions on America’s drone wars are likely or wise.

  • Transpartisanship—Is it possible?

    It’s common to hear Americans lament the passing of an age when republicans and democrats met and compromised for the common good. Today there is quiet cooperation between the parties in Washington, but based—instead of compromise—on finding issues and approaches that reinforce a sense of ideological purity among centrists and conservatives, or liberals and libertarians, alike. Heather Hurlburt has been in the forefront of efforts at building new alliances on civil liberties and Pentagon reform, and in this talk she discusses the prospects and limits of this approach and what it means for the health of our democracy.

FAQs on booking Heather Hurlburt

  • How to book Heather Hurlburt?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Heather Hurlburt 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 Heather Hurlburt, 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 Heather Hurlburt or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Heather Hurlburt?

    Booking fees for Heather Hurlburt, 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 Heather Hurlburt, 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 Heather Hurlburt?

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

Heather Hurlburt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Heather Hurlburt for your event is available upon request. Heather Hurlburt generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mary Kate Cary, John Feehery, Marie Harf, Dr. Scilla Elworthy and Hilary Rosen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Heather Hurlburt for an upcoming event.

Heather Hurlburt Speaker Videos

  • Is There a Progressive Foreign Policy? | Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt
    Drezburt Year-End Spectacular | Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner
  • Tolstoyan Edition | Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner [Drezburt]

Heather Hurlburt Speaking Topics

  • Leaning In, Leaning Out, Moving Up

    Amid the heated debate over what women should expect—and what should be expected of them—at the highest levels of the business and government world, Heather Hurlburt brings a unique point for view as an insider. Heather was the only female speechwriter for the first female Secretary of State and a speechwriter for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Heather also spent a decade as a manager in nonprofits, working across generations to promote women in the national security field. She is a leading voice in her own right in a field in which women are still under-represented. In this talk, Heather speaks to her own experience as a professional, mother of a special-needs child, and daughter of a woman denied her own diplomatic ambitions and shares her keen eye on what is and isn’t changing for women writ large.

  • Drones and the American Way of War

    Technology now makes it possible to follow, target and destroy a car, individual or particular room in a house from thousands of miles away—without putting US boots on the ground or lives at risk. But experts disagree about when the use of drones and remote, targeted killing are legal; how many killings of innocent civilians they involve; and whether they are actually the most effective way of dealing with the threat posed by terrorism. In this talk, Heather Hurlburt discusses her two decades spent either making or following national security policy in Washington, including the current debates over whether, how and where more oversight or restrictions on America’s drone wars are likely or wise.

  • Transpartisanship—Is it possible?

    It’s common to hear Americans lament the passing of an age when republicans and democrats met and compromised for the common good. Today there is quiet cooperation between the parties in Washington, but based—instead of compromise—on finding issues and approaches that reinforce a sense of ideological purity among centrists and conservatives, or liberals and libertarians, alike. Heather Hurlburt has been in the forefront of efforts at building new alliances on civil liberties and Pentagon reform, and in this talk she discusses the prospects and limits of this approach and what it means for the health of our democracy.

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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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