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James Rubin

Special Envoy and Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, Served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration from 1997–2000

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James Rubin Biography

James Rubin is an internationally renowned foreign affairs journalist, academic, and world-leading authority on U.S. diplomatic, national security and foreign policy. In September 2014, he joined The Sunday Times as a columnist.

Rubin served under President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief Spokesman for Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright from 1997-2000. He also acted as a special negotiator during the Kosovo crisis to secure the demobilisation of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

He was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute (2013-2014). In New York, Rubin was a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Counsellor to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) (2011-2013); adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (2009-2011); and Co-Executive Editor of Bloomberg View in 2011.

From 2000-2008, Rubin worked in London as a broadcaster, professor, and financial communications strategist. He was Anchor and World Affairs Commentator for SKY News from 2005-2007, a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics from 2001-2004; a partner in the Brunswick Group – a financial advisory firm – from 2001-2004; and co-anchor of Wide Angle, an international affairs series on PBS, in 2002 and 2003.

During the 2008 election cycle, he represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign in debates and TV appearances on international affairs. In 2004, he was Senior Adviser for National Security for the Kerry/Edwards Campaign, and in 1996, he was Director of Foreign Policy for Clinton/Gore.

Previously, he served as Senior Adviser and Spokesman for the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Madeline K. Albright (1993-1996), Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (1989-1993). He began his professional career as a Senior Analyst and Research Director for the nonpartisan Arms Control Association. (1985-1989).

In 1998, Rubin was the recipient of Columbia University's John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement. In 2000, he received the State Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1982) and a Masters in International Affairs (1984) from Columbia University.

He has written extensively for The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, Newsweek, and Foreign Affairs; and appears frequently on CNN, BBC, SKY, and MSNBC.

Rubin serves on the Board of the International Peace Institute. He lives in London.

Speaking Topics
  • Foreign Policy: Handling Crisis and Moving Forward in an Age of Uncertainty

    A nuclear crisis with Iran and Korea. Two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A rising China and an angry Russia. There is no shortage of international issues facing the United States and there is no better expert to give your audience trusted perspectives than James Rubin. A veteran foreign policy expert, Rubin provides his unique assessment of President Barack Obamas foreign policy and our future goals and what approach is needed to deal with the worlds most complex issues. Rubin is exceptionally qualified to address the need for a new approach in diplomacy on the world stage given his firsthand experience in some of Americas most pressing diplomatic challenges over the last two decades.

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  • What are the speaker fees for James Rubin

    Speaking fees for James Rubin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book James Rubin are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire James Rubin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does James Rubin speak about?

  • Where does James Rubin travel from?

    James Rubin generally travels from London, UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is James Rubin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like James Rubin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Rubin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host James Rubin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Special Envoy and Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, Served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration from 1997–2000

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James Rubin Biography

James Rubin is an internationally renowned foreign affairs journalist, academic, and world-leading authority on U.S. diplomatic, national security and foreign policy. In September 2014, he joined The Sunday Times as a columnist.

Rubin served under President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief Spokesman for Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright from 1997-2000. He also acted as a special negotiator during the Kosovo crisis to secure the demobilisation of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

He was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute (2013-2014). In New York, Rubin was a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Counsellor to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) (2011-2013); adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (2009-2011); and Co-Executive Editor of Bloomberg View in 2011.

From 2000-2008, Rubin worked in London as a broadcaster, professor, and financial communications strategist. He was Anchor and World Affairs Commentator for SKY News from 2005-2007, a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics from 2001-2004; a partner in the Brunswick Group – a financial advisory firm – from 2001-2004; and co-anchor of Wide Angle, an international affairs series on PBS, in 2002 and 2003.

During the 2008 election cycle, he represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign in debates and TV appearances on international affairs. In 2004, he was Senior Adviser for National Security for the Kerry/Edwards Campaign, and in 1996, he was Director of Foreign Policy for Clinton/Gore.

Previously, he served as Senior Adviser and Spokesman for the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Madeline K. Albright (1993-1996), Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (1989-1993). He began his professional career as a Senior Analyst and Research Director for the nonpartisan Arms Control Association. (1985-1989).

In 1998, Rubin was the recipient of Columbia University's John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement. In 2000, he received the State Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1982) and a Masters in International Affairs (1984) from Columbia University.

He has written extensively for The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, Newsweek, and Foreign Affairs; and appears frequently on CNN, BBC, SKY, and MSNBC.

Rubin serves on the Board of the International Peace Institute. He lives in London.

James Rubin Speaking Topics

  • Foreign Policy: Handling Crisis and Moving Forward in an Age of Uncertainty

    A nuclear crisis with Iran and Korea. Two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A rising China and an angry Russia. There is no shortage of international issues facing the United States and there is no better expert to give your audience trusted perspectives than James Rubin. A veteran foreign policy expert, Rubin provides his unique assessment of President Barack Obamas foreign policy and our future goals and what approach is needed to deal with the worlds most complex issues. Rubin is exceptionally qualified to address the need for a new approach in diplomacy on the world stage given his firsthand experience in some of Americas most pressing diplomatic challenges over the last two decades.

James Rubin Videos

  • CNN Interview James Rubin: Controversy before Trump's oversea ...
    CNN Interview James Rubin: Controversy before Trump's oversea trip 17.05. 2017.
  • PLSA Interview with James Rubin - YouTube
    PLSA talks to James Rubin, Journalist and Former Diplomat ahead of his session "Storm in the USA" at Investment Conference 2017 in ...
  • This Week (BBC1): James Rubin on President Trump's relationship ...
    James Rubin on President Trump's relationship with Russia. gilhody. Loading... Unsubscribe from gilhody? Cancel

FAQs on booking James Rubin

  • How do I book James Rubin to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like James Rubin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for James Rubin, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for James Rubin or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for James Rubin

    Speaking fees for James Rubin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book James Rubin are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire James Rubin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does James Rubin speak about?

  • Where does James Rubin travel from?

    James Rubin generally travels from London, UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is James Rubin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like James Rubin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Rubin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host James Rubin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

James Rubin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Foreign Policy: Handling Crisis and Moving Forward in an Age of Uncertainty. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Rubin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. James Rubin generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicholas Burns, Joseph Stiglitz, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Wolfowitz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Rubin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

James Rubin Speaking Topics

  • Foreign Policy: Handling Crisis and Moving Forward in an Age of Uncertainty

    A nuclear crisis with Iran and Korea. Two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A rising China and an angry Russia. There is no shortage of international issues facing the United States and there is no better expert to give your audience trusted perspectives than James Rubin. A veteran foreign policy expert, Rubin provides his unique assessment of President Barack Obamas foreign policy and our future goals and what approach is needed to deal with the worlds most complex issues. Rubin is exceptionally qualified to address the need for a new approach in diplomacy on the world stage given his firsthand experience in some of Americas most pressing diplomatic challenges over the last two decades.

James Rubin Speaker Videos

  • CNN Interview James Rubin: Controversy before Trump's oversea ...
    CNN Interview James Rubin: Controversy before Trump's oversea trip 17.05. 2017.
    PLSA Interview with James Rubin - YouTube
    PLSA talks to James Rubin, Journalist and Former Diplomat ahead of his session "Storm in the USA" at Investment Conference 2017 in ...
  • This Week (BBC1): James Rubin on President Trump's relationship ...
    James Rubin on President Trump's relationship with Russia. gilhody. Loading... Unsubscribe from gilhody? Cancel
    James Rubin: Iraq really shocked Americans - 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.

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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