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Senior Fellow Emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution

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 Stephen Hess Biography

Stephen Hess, one of the foremost authorities on media and government in the United States, is a senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. He first joined Brookings in 1972 and was distinguished research professor of media and public affairs at the George Washington University (2004–2009). Served on White House staff during Eisenhower and Nixon presidencies and as advisor to Presidents Ford and Carter.

At different points in his career, Hess has concurrently served as a Fellow in the Faculty of Government at Harvard University (1979-82), and as U.S. Representative to the United Nations General Assembly (1976) and the UNESCO General Conference (1974). Prior to joining Brookings, he was the National Chairman of the White House Conference on Children and Youth from 1969 to 1971, and was the Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs in 1969. He has participated in many U.S. cultural missions around the world, and has worked in key consultant and adviser capacities for the Russell Sage Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Government. He has lectured at over fifty colleges and universities.

Hess has received many prestigious honors, including mention in "Who’s Who in America," "Contemporary Authors" and "Who’s Who in American Politics." He was on Time magazine’s list of “200 Young American Leaders” in 1974, and cited as the New York Times “Man in the News” on December 14, 1970. Hess is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and the Senior Advisory Committee of the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

A Chinese edition of "International News & Foreign Correspondents" was published in 2010. Also in 2010, Transaction published "American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity, 1754-2010" with Sandy Northrop, and Library Journal awarded “Best Book, 2008” to "What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect." Other books by Hess include "Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States," published in 2005; "The Media and the War on Terrorism," with Marvin Kalb (2003), and "Organizing the Presidency" (3rd edition, 2002). His book, "The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette" (2000), won the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. In 1996 he authored a trilogy of books on the presidency, the press, and foreign news coverage; "International News & Foreign Correspondents;" "News & Newsmaking;" and "Presidents & the Presidency." Some of his better known books include: "The Presidential Campaign;" "The Ultimate Insiders: U.S. Senators in the National Media," winner of the Outstanding Academic Book award from the American Library Association; "The Washington Reporters," winner of the Lowell Mellett Award for Improving Journalism through Critical Evaluation; and "Nixon: a Political Portrait," with Earl Mazo, which now has 30 foreign editions. In the fall of 2012, he published the book "Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012."

Hess' latest book, "America's Political Dynasties: From Adam to Clinton," offers a fascinating look at the families who've led America.

was published by the Brookings Press in 2014.

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America's Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton

America's Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton

American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity, 1754-2010

American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity, 1754-2010

What Do We Do Now?: A Workbook for the President-Elect

What Do We Do Now?: A Workbook for the President-Elect

Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States (Newswork)

Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States (Newswork)

International News & Foreign Correspondents (Newswork)

International News & Foreign Correspondents (Newswork)

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Stephen Hess

Senior Fellow Emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution

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Stephen Hess Biography

Stephen Hess, one of the foremost authorities on media and government in the United States, is a senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. He first joined Brookings in 1972 and was distinguished research professor of media and public affairs at the George Washington University (2004–2009). Served on White House staff during Eisenhower and Nixon presidencies and as advisor to Presidents Ford and Carter.

At different points in his career, Hess has concurrently served as a Fellow in the Faculty of Government at Harvard University (1979-82), and as U.S. Representative to the United Nations General Assembly (1976) and the UNESCO General Conference (1974). Prior to joining Brookings, he was the National Chairman of the White House Conference on Children and Youth from 1969 to 1971, and was the Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs in 1969. He has participated in many U.S. cultural missions around the world, and has worked in key consultant and adviser capacities for the Russell Sage Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Government. He has lectured at over fifty colleges and universities.

Hess has received many prestigious honors, including mention in "Who’s Who in America," "Contemporary Authors" and "Who’s Who in American Politics." He was on Time magazine’s list of “200 Young American Leaders” in 1974, and cited as the New York Times “Man in the News” on December 14, 1970. Hess is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and the Senior Advisory Committee of the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

A Chinese edition of "International News & Foreign Correspondents" was published in 2010. Also in 2010, Transaction published "American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity, 1754-2010" with Sandy Northrop, and Library Journal awarded “Best Book, 2008” to "What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect." Other books by Hess include "Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States," published in 2005; "The Media and the War on Terrorism," with Marvin Kalb (2003), and "Organizing the Presidency" (3rd edition, 2002). His book, "The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette" (2000), won the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. In 1996 he authored a trilogy of books on the presidency, the press, and foreign news coverage; "International News & Foreign Correspondents;" "News & Newsmaking;" and "Presidents & the Presidency." Some of his better known books include: "The Presidential Campaign;" "The Ultimate Insiders: U.S. Senators in the National Media," winner of the Outstanding Academic Book award from the American Library Association; "The Washington Reporters," winner of the Lowell Mellett Award for Improving Journalism through Critical Evaluation; and "Nixon: a Political Portrait," with Earl Mazo, which now has 30 foreign editions. In the fall of 2012, he published the book "Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012."

Hess' latest book, "America's Political Dynasties: From Adam to Clinton," offers a fascinating look at the families who've led America.

was published by the Brookings Press in 2014.

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  • How much does it cost to book Stephen Hess?

    Booking fees for Stephen Hess, 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 Stephen Hess, 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 Stephen Hess?

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