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David Aikman

Best-selling author & former TIME Magazine Sr. Correspondent

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 David Aikman Biography

David Aikman is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, a best-selling author, and a foreign affairs commentator. His wide-ranging professional achievements include a 23-year career at TIME Magazine with reporting spanning the globe of nearly all the major historical events of the time. He appears regularly on TV news shows to provide perspective and insight on breaking news events around the world.

During his years as a foreign correspondent, Aikman was based on four continents and reported from 55 countries. He has interviewed some of the biggest newsmakers of the past half-century, including five Israeli prime ministers, two American presidents, Nobel Prize winners Mother Teresa and Elie Wiesel, and Russia's first post-Communist leader, Boris Yeltsin. He covered wars and revolutions from Russia to Southeast Asia, from Central America to the Middle East, and was TIME Magazine bureau chief in Berlin, Beijing and Jerusalem.

Since leaving TIME, Aikman has authored ten books, the latest, The Mirage of Peace: Understanding the Never-Ending Conflict in the Middle East (Regal 2009), released in September 2009, is a comprehensive overview of the nations and societies of the strife-torn region and the historical roots of the intransigent conflicts that have defied attempts to bring a lasting peace.

Aikman is also the author of Billy Graham: His Life and Influence (Thomas Nelson, 2006), the first analytical biography of the great evangelist to examine in detail Graham's theological battles, his path-breaking – and controversial – trips to the Communist world, and his worldwide political and historical impact beyond preaching the Gospel.

Aikman's ground-breaking Jesus In Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power (Regnery, 2003) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book-length account of the phenomenal growth of Christianity in China today and the historical influences on its development. A revised and updated paperback edition was released in October 2006, and it continues to be regarded as a must-read for anyone interested in the church in China.

Aikman's 1999 book, Great Souls: Six Who Changed The Century, continues to win praise from readers and is one of most popular subjects he is asked to speak on. In Great Souls, Aikman profiles six extraordinary people who changed the 20th century by modeling essential, undeniable virtues: Mother Teresa - Compassion, Nelson Mandela - Forgiveness, Billy Graham - Salvation, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Truth, Pope John Paul II - Human Dignity, and Elie Weisel - Remembrance. Based on personal interviews with some of the six, Aikman examines the spiritual impulses that motivated these "great souls" in their life's work and impacted the world.

In 1999, Aikman founded a global fellowship of Christians in journalism called Gegrapha to support and encourage Christians working in the secular media.

With special expertise in China, Russia, the Middle East, Mongolia and religious freedom issues worldwide, Aikman is frequently asked to deliver expert testimony at Congressional hearings and to provide expert commentary on headline news from around the world. He was Fox News' on-air commentator for breaking stories such as the Russia's military moves into Georgia, the Mumbai terror attacks and Israel's military incursion into Gaza.

Aikman is a popular and accomplished speaker whose English accent and arsenal of eyewitness-to-history stories quickly charm his audiences. His wide-ranging speaking engagements have included multiple appearances at Harvard University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and other colleges and universities across the country; the Council on Foreign Relations, the RAND Corporation and other think tanks; and church groups and religious conferences, especially those focused on China, Israel or the media. He is also a senior fellow and regular moderator for seminars hosted by The Trinity Forum, and has had several return engagements as an "enrichment" lecturer on the Cunard Line of cruise ships.

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David Aikman

Best-selling author & former TIME Magazine Sr. Correspondent

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David Aikman Biography

David Aikman is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, a best-selling author, and a foreign affairs commentator. His wide-ranging professional achievements include a 23-year career at TIME Magazine with reporting spanning the globe of nearly all the major historical events of the time. He appears regularly on TV news shows to provide perspective and insight on breaking news events around the world.

During his years as a foreign correspondent, Aikman was based on four continents and reported from 55 countries. He has interviewed some of the biggest newsmakers of the past half-century, including five Israeli prime ministers, two American presidents, Nobel Prize winners Mother Teresa and Elie Wiesel, and Russia's first post-Communist leader, Boris Yeltsin. He covered wars and revolutions from Russia to Southeast Asia, from Central America to the Middle East, and was TIME Magazine bureau chief in Berlin, Beijing and Jerusalem.

Since leaving TIME, Aikman has authored ten books, the latest, The Mirage of Peace: Understanding the Never-Ending Conflict in the Middle East (Regal 2009), released in September 2009, is a comprehensive overview of the nations and societies of the strife-torn region and the historical roots of the intransigent conflicts that have defied attempts to bring a lasting peace.

Aikman is also the author of Billy Graham: His Life and Influence (Thomas Nelson, 2006), the first analytical biography of the great evangelist to examine in detail Graham's theological battles, his path-breaking – and controversial – trips to the Communist world, and his worldwide political and historical impact beyond preaching the Gospel.

Aikman's ground-breaking Jesus In Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power (Regnery, 2003) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book-length account of the phenomenal growth of Christianity in China today and the historical influences on its development. A revised and updated paperback edition was released in October 2006, and it continues to be regarded as a must-read for anyone interested in the church in China.

Aikman's 1999 book, Great Souls: Six Who Changed The Century, continues to win praise from readers and is one of most popular subjects he is asked to speak on. In Great Souls, Aikman profiles six extraordinary people who changed the 20th century by modeling essential, undeniable virtues: Mother Teresa - Compassion, Nelson Mandela - Forgiveness, Billy Graham - Salvation, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Truth, Pope John Paul II - Human Dignity, and Elie Weisel - Remembrance. Based on personal interviews with some of the six, Aikman examines the spiritual impulses that motivated these "great souls" in their life's work and impacted the world.

In 1999, Aikman founded a global fellowship of Christians in journalism called Gegrapha to support and encourage Christians working in the secular media.

With special expertise in China, Russia, the Middle East, Mongolia and religious freedom issues worldwide, Aikman is frequently asked to deliver expert testimony at Congressional hearings and to provide expert commentary on headline news from around the world. He was Fox News' on-air commentator for breaking stories such as the Russia's military moves into Georgia, the Mumbai terror attacks and Israel's military incursion into Gaza.

Aikman is a popular and accomplished speaker whose English accent and arsenal of eyewitness-to-history stories quickly charm his audiences. His wide-ranging speaking engagements have included multiple appearances at Harvard University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and other colleges and universities across the country; the Council on Foreign Relations, the RAND Corporation and other think tanks; and church groups and religious conferences, especially those focused on China, Israel or the media. He is also a senior fellow and regular moderator for seminars hosted by The Trinity Forum, and has had several return engagements as an "enrichment" lecturer on the Cunard Line of cruise ships.

David Aikman Videos

  • Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China
    Veteran TIME magazine senior correspondent and Beijing bureau chief, Dr. David Aikman, details the story of China's enormously rapid conversion to...
  • David Aikman - the Delusion of Disbelief
    The last few years have seen a great assault upon faith in the publishing world, with an influx of books denouncing religious belief. While attacks...

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  • How to book David Aikman?

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

    Booking fees for David Aikman, 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 David Aikman, 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 Aikman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Aikman 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 Aikman 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 Aikman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Aikman 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 Aikman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Aikman for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. David Aikman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Largent, Joel Rosenberg, Alan Keyes, Stephen Mansfield and David Limbaugh. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Aikman for an upcoming event.

David Aikman Speaker Videos

  • Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China
    Veteran TIME magazine senior correspondent and Beijing bureau chief, Dr. David Aikman, details the story of China's enormously rapid conversion to Christianity and what this change means to the...
    David Aikman - the Delusion of Disbelief
    The last few years have seen a great assault upon faith in the publishing world, with an influx of books denouncing religious belief. While attacks on faith are not new, what is notable about these...

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