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Robert Watson

Historian, Author, Professor, Political Commentator, Community Leader

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Robert Watson Biography

Robert Watson is an award-winning author who has published over 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, chapters, and essays on topics in history and politics. His recent books include Affairs of State (2012), America’s First Crisis (2014),The Presidents’ Wives, 2nd edition (2014), The Nazi Titanic (2016), and The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn (2017).

A frequent media commentator, he has been interviewed thousands of times by media outlets around the country and world, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The New York Times, NPR, and the BBC, and has appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, C-SPAN’s Book TV, The Washington Journal, and The Voice of America. For many years, Watson served as a Sunday columnist for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC), and regular guest on WPBT 2 (PBS) and several news radio stations in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Watson co-convened a half-dozen national conferences on the American presidency, co-founded the annual Truman Legacy Symposium held at the Harry S. Truman Little White House (sponsored by the Truman Presidential Library), and has served as a visiting fellow or scholar with dozens of noted organizations including the Truman Presidential Library, Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, US Military Academy at West Point, and the South Dakota Humanities Council. He has also served as an editor and board member for numerous scholarly journals, the series editor for the long-running American presidency book series published by the State University of New York, the editor of the popular, multi-edition encyclopedia sets The American Presidents and American First Ladies, and a board member with numerous academic associations, community groups, and the Harry S. Truman Foundation, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, and George McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service.

As a community leader and volunteer, Watson has long been active in an array of initiatives, hosting hundreds of voter registration drives, mock elections and civic education programs for schools, workshops for social studies teachers, community town halls, and serving as both a judge for History Day contests and spelling bees and moderator for political debates. He co-founded three non-profits dedicated to civic engagement, grassroots political reform, and fact-checking political ads and, with his teenage son, hosts an annual writing contest for K-12 students called “Let’s Write Together.” Watson has also delivered over 2,000 lectures to civic and professional groups, libraries, historic sites, and corporate retreats around the world, is a popular lecturer on luxury cruise ships and for One Day University, and has led study tours to historical sites around the country and internationally.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the study of the presidency, the civics programs he offers to schools, his election commentary, and community service. He has also won several teaching excellence awards including Outstanding Professor of the Year at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University (three times) and the Faculty Service Award at Florida Atlantic University (twice) and Lynn University, and has been inducted into two sports halls of fame.

Robert was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, attended public schools in nearby Hershey, and was educated at Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the football and track teams. Robert and his wife, Claudia, reside in Boca Raton with their children, Alessandro and Isabella. Watson is Professor of American Studies at Lynn University and Senior Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship.

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The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

America's First Crisis: The War of 1812

America's First Crisis: The War of 1812

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Robert Watson Biography

Robert Watson is an award-winning author who has published over 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, chapters, and essays on topics in history and politics. His recent books include Affairs of State (2012), America’s First Crisis (2014),The Presidents’ Wives, 2nd edition (2014), The Nazi Titanic (2016), and The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn (2017).

A frequent media commentator, he has been interviewed thousands of times by media outlets around the country and world, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The New York Times, NPR, and the BBC, and has appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, C-SPAN’s Book TV, The Washington Journal, and The Voice of America. For many years, Watson served as a Sunday columnist for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC), and regular guest on WPBT 2 (PBS) and several news radio stations in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Watson co-convened a half-dozen national conferences on the American presidency, co-founded the annual Truman Legacy Symposium held at the Harry S. Truman Little White House (sponsored by the Truman Presidential Library), and has served as a visiting fellow or scholar with dozens of noted organizations including the Truman Presidential Library, Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, US Military Academy at West Point, and the South Dakota Humanities Council. He has also served as an editor and board member for numerous scholarly journals, the series editor for the long-running American presidency book series published by the State University of New York, the editor of the popular, multi-edition encyclopedia sets The American Presidents and American First Ladies, and a board member with numerous academic associations, community groups, and the Harry S. Truman Foundation, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, and George McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service.

As a community leader and volunteer, Watson has long been active in an array of initiatives, hosting hundreds of voter registration drives, mock elections and civic education programs for schools, workshops for social studies teachers, community town halls, and serving as both a judge for History Day contests and spelling bees and moderator for political debates. He co-founded three non-profits dedicated to civic engagement, grassroots political reform, and fact-checking political ads and, with his teenage son, hosts an annual writing contest for K-12 students called “Let’s Write Together.” Watson has also delivered over 2,000 lectures to civic and professional groups, libraries, historic sites, and corporate retreats around the world, is a popular lecturer on luxury cruise ships and for One Day University, and has led study tours to historical sites around the country and internationally.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the study of the presidency, the civics programs he offers to schools, his election commentary, and community service. He has also won several teaching excellence awards including Outstanding Professor of the Year at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University (three times) and the Faculty Service Award at Florida Atlantic University (twice) and Lynn University, and has been inducted into two sports halls of fame.

Robert was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, attended public schools in nearby Hershey, and was educated at Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the football and track teams. Robert and his wife, Claudia, reside in Boca Raton with their children, Alessandro and Isabella. Watson is Professor of American Studies at Lynn University and Senior Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship.

Robert Watson Videos

  • Robert Watson at Lynn Univerisity - YouTube
  • Robert Watson, "The Nazi Titanic"
    Sep 17, 2016 ... Robert Watson recalls the German ocean liner, the SS Cap Arcona, built in 1927, it was gutted by the Nazis, who used it for a...

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  • How to book Robert Watson?

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

    Booking fees for Robert Watson, 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 Robert Watson, 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 Robert Watson?

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

Robert Watson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Watson for your event is available upon request. Robert Watson generally travels from Boca Raton, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Coll, Michael Auslin, John W. Dower, Colin G. Calloway and Virginia Berridge. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Watson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Robert Watson Speaker Videos

  • Robert Watson at Lynn Univerisity - YouTube
    Robert Watson, "The Nazi Titanic"
    Sep 17, 2016 ... Robert Watson recalls the German ocean liner, the SS Cap Arcona, built in 1927, it was gutted by the Nazis, who used it for a barracks and ...

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