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David Callahan

Author of The Cheating Culture

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David Callahan Biography

In a cutthroat economic climate, everybody wants to get ahead, and decades of deregulation have made it easy to bend the rules. The author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, David Callahan offers explanations for the proliferation of cheating. He argues that when the middle class sees wealthy cheaters get away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, it inspires them to follow suit.

Callahan is co-founder of the independent think tank Demos, a public policy center based in New York City that combines research and advocacy to strengthen democracy and expand economic opportunity within the United States. It focuses on creating an open resource of knowledge and learning that operates beyond traditional parties, identities, and disciplines.

Callahan is the author of Trading Up as well as three books on US foreign policy and international affairs, including Unwinnable Wars: American Power and Ethnic Conflict. His latest book, Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, was published in 2010. His articles have appeared in The American Prospect, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He has also been a frequent commentator on television programs on CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS and has been a regular guest on radio talk shows across the United States, including such NPR programs as "The Connection," "Morning Edition," and "The Tavis Smiley Show."

Prior to co-founding Demos, Callahan was a fellow at the Century Foundation, engaging in wide-ranging public policy research and analysis.

David Callahan frequently speaks about issues of ethics and integrity to universities, corporations, and various associations, explaining how our cheating culture originated and offering solutions to fix it.

Speaking Topics
  • The Cheating Culture

    Are more Americans cheating to get ahead in life? And, if so, why? David Callahan has spent the past eight years exploring the decline of America's ethics • and how we can still turn things around to create a more honest society. In this provocative presentation, Callahan looks at how increased economic competition and changing incentives have created a nation of cheaters. He explores everything from scandals on Wall Street to the fall of Lance Armstrong to cheating students at Harvard to overbilling by top law firms to show that Americans at every level are tempted to cut corners to do better financially, academically, or professionally. But Callahan offers hope, pointing out reforms under way in a number of areas aimed at improving America's battered ethics.

  • Honesty in the Academy

    Cheating is up among students. In this presentation, David Callahan provides a penetrating look at recent trends and explanations, as well as proven strategies for educators and students to promote academic integrity.

  • Honest Business in a Dishonest World

    In businesses large and small, managers and employees face pressures to cut corners. Where do these pressures come from? How can we protect our integrity and our bottom line? Speaker David Callahan diagnoses this problem and offers solutions.

  • The Challenge of Professional Integrity

    Law, medicine, and other professions are beset by ethical misconduct. Why? Is this new? In this presentation, David Callahan addresses how well self-regulation works and offers other solutions to the problem.

  • The Ethical Leader

    Integrity flows from the top. What does it take to set the right tone and be an ethical leader? Speaker David Callahan offers an inspiring look at how leaders from different fields create a climate of integrity.

Videos
Books
Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America

Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America

The Moral Center: How Progressives Can Unite America Around Our Shared Values

The Moral Center: How Progressives Can Unite America Around Our Shared Values

The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

Historic  Newtown  (PA)   (Images  of  America)

Historic Newtown (PA) (Images of America)

Unwinnable Wars: American Power and Ethnic Conflict

Unwinnable Wars: American Power and Ethnic Conflict

State of the Union

State of the Union

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    Booking fees for David Callahan, 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 David Callahan, 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 David Callahan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Callahan 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 David Callahan for your next private or corporate function.
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David Callahan Biography

In a cutthroat economic climate, everybody wants to get ahead, and decades of deregulation have made it easy to bend the rules. The author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, David Callahan offers explanations for the proliferation of cheating. He argues that when the middle class sees wealthy cheaters get away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, it inspires them to follow suit.

Callahan is co-founder of the independent think tank Demos, a public policy center based in New York City that combines research and advocacy to strengthen democracy and expand economic opportunity within the United States. It focuses on creating an open resource of knowledge and learning that operates beyond traditional parties, identities, and disciplines.

Callahan is the author of Trading Up as well as three books on US foreign policy and international affairs, including Unwinnable Wars: American Power and Ethnic Conflict. His latest book, Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America, was published in 2010. His articles have appeared in The American Prospect, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He has also been a frequent commentator on television programs on CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS and has been a regular guest on radio talk shows across the United States, including such NPR programs as "The Connection," "Morning Edition," and "The Tavis Smiley Show."

Prior to co-founding Demos, Callahan was a fellow at the Century Foundation, engaging in wide-ranging public policy research and analysis.

David Callahan frequently speaks about issues of ethics and integrity to universities, corporations, and various associations, explaining how our cheating culture originated and offering solutions to fix it.

David Callahan Speaking Topics

  • The Cheating Culture

    Are more Americans cheating to get ahead in life? And, if so, why? David Callahan has spent the past eight years exploring the decline of America's ethics • and how we can still turn things around to create a more honest society. In this provocative presentation, Callahan looks at how increased economic competition and changing incentives have created a nation of cheaters. He explores everything from scandals on Wall Street to the fall of Lance Armstrong to cheating students at Harvard to overbilling by top law firms to show that Americans at every level are tempted to cut corners to do better financially, academically, or professionally. But Callahan offers hope, pointing out reforms under way in a number of areas aimed at improving America's battered ethics.

  • Honesty in the Academy

    Cheating is up among students. In this presentation, David Callahan provides a penetrating look at recent trends and explanations, as well as proven strategies for educators and students to promote academic integrity.

  • Honest Business in a Dishonest World

    In businesses large and small, managers and employees face pressures to cut corners. Where do these pressures come from? How can we protect our integrity and our bottom line? Speaker David Callahan diagnoses this problem and offers solutions.

  • The Challenge of Professional Integrity

    Law, medicine, and other professions are beset by ethical misconduct. Why? Is this new? In this presentation, David Callahan addresses how well self-regulation works and offers other solutions to the problem.

  • The Ethical Leader

    Integrity flows from the top. What does it take to set the right tone and be an ethical leader? Speaker David Callahan offers an inspiring look at how leaders from different fields create a climate of integrity.

David Callahan Videos

  • David Callahan Speaks on Cheating - CheatingCulture.com ...
  • David Callahan, Demos: Philanthropy and Inequality - YouTube

David Callahan Books

FAQs on booking David Callahan

  • How to book David Callahan?

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

    Booking fees for David Callahan, 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 David Callahan, 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 David Callahan?

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

David Callahan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Cheating Culture, Honesty in the Academy, Honest Business in a Dishonest World, The Challenge of Professional Integrity and The Ethical Leader. The estimated speaking fee range to book David Callahan for your event is available upon request. David Callahan generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mickey Edwards, Catherine Crier, Randy Cohen, Amy DuBois Barnett and Robert Bryce. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Callahan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Callahan Speaking Topics

  • The Cheating Culture

    Are more Americans cheating to get ahead in life? And, if so, why? David Callahan has spent the past eight years exploring the decline of America's ethics • and how we can still turn things around to create a more honest society. In this provocative presentation, Callahan looks at how increased economic competition and changing incentives have created a nation of cheaters. He explores everything from scandals on Wall Street to the fall of Lance Armstrong to cheating students at Harvard to overbilling by top law firms to show that Americans at every level are tempted to cut corners to do better financially, academically, or professionally. But Callahan offers hope, pointing out reforms under way in a number of areas aimed at improving America's battered ethics.

  • Honesty in the Academy

    Cheating is up among students. In this presentation, David Callahan provides a penetrating look at recent trends and explanations, as well as proven strategies for educators and students to promote academic integrity.

  • Honest Business in a Dishonest World

    In businesses large and small, managers and employees face pressures to cut corners. Where do these pressures come from? How can we protect our integrity and our bottom line? Speaker David Callahan diagnoses this problem and offers solutions.

  • The Challenge of Professional Integrity

    Law, medicine, and other professions are beset by ethical misconduct. Why? Is this new? In this presentation, David Callahan addresses how well self-regulation works and offers other solutions to the problem.

  • The Ethical Leader

    Integrity flows from the top. What does it take to set the right tone and be an ethical leader? Speaker David Callahan offers an inspiring look at how leaders from different fields create a climate of integrity.

David Callahan Speaker Videos

  • David Callahan Speaks on Cheating - CheatingCulture.com ...
    David Callahan, Demos: Philanthropy and Inequality - YouTube

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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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