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James Glassman

Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, Financial Columnist and Author

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James Glassman Biography

James K. Glassman is Chairman and CEO of Public Affairs Engagement, a Washington consulting firm, and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on economic issues and is affiliated with the Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy.

In 2008 and 2009, Ambassador Glassman served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the intergovernmental lead for strategic communications abroad. In 2007 and 2008, he was Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, responsible for the operations of Voice of America and other government media. He was confirmed for both positions unanimously by the U.S. Senate.

From 2009 to 2013, he served as Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, the policy innovation arm of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Ambassador Glassman has had a long career in media, including 11 years as the principal financial columnist for the Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. He formerly served as president of the Atlantic Monthly magazine, publisher of the New Republic magazine, executive vice president of U.S. News & World Report, and editor and co-owner of Roll Call. He has also been moderator of three weekly public affairs series, “TechnoPolitics” and “Ideas in Action” on PBS and “Capitol Gang Sunday” on CNN, and is the author of three books on finance.

He has served on several government boards, including the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World and, currently, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Board. He has also been a senior advisor to AT&T and SAP America and a member of the Policy Advisory Board of Intel Corp.

Glassman has authored three books: Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market (1999), The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World (2001), and Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence (2011).

Ambassador Glassman is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Crimson.

Speaking Topics
  • What's Ahead for the Economy?

    As current events show us, there is no topic more urgent today than the fate of the global economy. With experience in business, media, and government, there is no expert more knowledgeable to explain what it all means than James Glassman. Glassman makes a sober, realistic assessment of the current economic situation, but his outlook is generally upbeat. While his experience in government tells him that governmental intervention has a more limited positive affect than most expect, his faith in American entrepreneurship encourages a belief that a recovery may come sooner than the pundits are predicting. Glassman partakes in an engaging question and answer session and answers your questions on:

    • How government action like the stimulus package, tax cuts or increases and measures to shore up financial institutions can help turn the economy around

    • What are the best business and investment strategies to weather the storm

  • Unfinished Business: The Intersection of Politics, Policy, and the Economy.

    James Glassman discusses how Congress’ “kicking the can down the road” strategy (in terms of dealing with potential budget cuts, reduced spending, and tax increases) will ultimately affect the American economy. With the self-evident viewpoint that this strategy is not sustainable, he explains how and when this business will have to come to a head and what the protraction means for the American public now and in the future. He also details his ideas for fixing both the economy and this political process of avoidance.

  • How to Change Minds.

    Drawing on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer, and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television, Jim Glassman shares insights on persuasion and influence. Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, and trying to get others to do what we want. In a dynamic and fun keynote, Glassman refutes the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition – an initial, automatic, and unthinking response – and looks at how to get those responses to work for his audience. He shares stories, movie clips, and quotes that leave audiences learning something new that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

  • Persuasion: How to Change Minds

    Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, trying to get others to do what we want them to do. Glassman draws on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television in this presentation to refute the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition—an initial, automatic, unthinking response sharing with audiences how to get those responses to work for you. His presentation is very engaging, fun and full of real-life experiences beginning with his opening line “Once upon a time in Paris…”—audiences will leave with practical lessons that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

Videos
Books
Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence

Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence

The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World

The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World

Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting from the Coming Rise in the Stock Market

Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting from the Coming Rise in the Stock Market

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK James Glassman?

    Booking fees for James Glassman, 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 James Glassman, 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 James Glassman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Glassman 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 James Glassman 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 James Glassman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Glassman 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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Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, Financial Columnist and Author

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James Glassman Biography

James K. Glassman is Chairman and CEO of Public Affairs Engagement, a Washington consulting firm, and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on economic issues and is affiliated with the Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy.

In 2008 and 2009, Ambassador Glassman served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the intergovernmental lead for strategic communications abroad. In 2007 and 2008, he was Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, responsible for the operations of Voice of America and other government media. He was confirmed for both positions unanimously by the U.S. Senate.

From 2009 to 2013, he served as Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, the policy innovation arm of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Ambassador Glassman has had a long career in media, including 11 years as the principal financial columnist for the Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. He formerly served as president of the Atlantic Monthly magazine, publisher of the New Republic magazine, executive vice president of U.S. News & World Report, and editor and co-owner of Roll Call. He has also been moderator of three weekly public affairs series, “TechnoPolitics” and “Ideas in Action” on PBS and “Capitol Gang Sunday” on CNN, and is the author of three books on finance.

He has served on several government boards, including the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World and, currently, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Board. He has also been a senior advisor to AT&T and SAP America and a member of the Policy Advisory Board of Intel Corp.

Glassman has authored three books: Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market (1999), The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World (2001), and Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence (2011).

Ambassador Glassman is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Crimson.

James Glassman Speaking Topics

  • What's Ahead for the Economy?

    As current events show us, there is no topic more urgent today than the fate of the global economy. With experience in business, media, and government, there is no expert more knowledgeable to explain what it all means than James Glassman. Glassman makes a sober, realistic assessment of the current economic situation, but his outlook is generally upbeat. While his experience in government tells him that governmental intervention has a more limited positive affect than most expect, his faith in American entrepreneurship encourages a belief that a recovery may come sooner than the pundits are predicting. Glassman partakes in an engaging question and answer session and answers your questions on:

    • How government action like the stimulus package, tax cuts or increases and measures to shore up financial institutions can help turn the economy around

    • What are the best business and investment strategies to weather the storm

  • Unfinished Business: The Intersection of Politics, Policy, and the Economy.

    James Glassman discusses how Congress’ “kicking the can down the road” strategy (in terms of dealing with potential budget cuts, reduced spending, and tax increases) will ultimately affect the American economy. With the self-evident viewpoint that this strategy is not sustainable, he explains how and when this business will have to come to a head and what the protraction means for the American public now and in the future. He also details his ideas for fixing both the economy and this political process of avoidance.

  • How to Change Minds.

    Drawing on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer, and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television, Jim Glassman shares insights on persuasion and influence. Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, and trying to get others to do what we want. In a dynamic and fun keynote, Glassman refutes the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition – an initial, automatic, and unthinking response – and looks at how to get those responses to work for his audience. He shares stories, movie clips, and quotes that leave audiences learning something new that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

  • Persuasion: How to Change Minds

    Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, trying to get others to do what we want them to do. Glassman draws on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television in this presentation to refute the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition—an initial, automatic, unthinking response sharing with audiences how to get those responses to work for you. His presentation is very engaging, fun and full of real-life experiences beginning with his opening line “Once upon a time in Paris…”—audiences will leave with practical lessons that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

James Glassman Videos

  • Safety Net: An Interview with James Glassman - YouTube

James Glassman Books

FAQs on booking James Glassman

  • How to book James Glassman?

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

    Booking fees for James Glassman, 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 James Glassman, 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 James Glassman?

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

James Glassman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as What's Ahead for the Economy?, Unfinished Business: The Intersection of Politics, Policy, and the Economy., How to Change Minds. and Persuasion: How to Change Minds. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Glassman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. James Glassman generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Zogby, Daniel Altman, Ben Stein, Terry Savage and Peter Diamandis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Glassman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

James Glassman Speaking Topics

  • What's Ahead for the Economy?

    As current events show us, there is no topic more urgent today than the fate of the global economy. With experience in business, media, and government, there is no expert more knowledgeable to explain what it all means than James Glassman. Glassman makes a sober, realistic assessment of the current economic situation, but his outlook is generally upbeat. While his experience in government tells him that governmental intervention has a more limited positive affect than most expect, his faith in American entrepreneurship encourages a belief that a recovery may come sooner than the pundits are predicting. Glassman partakes in an engaging question and answer session and answers your questions on:

    • How government action like the stimulus package, tax cuts or increases and measures to shore up financial institutions can help turn the economy around

    • What are the best business and investment strategies to weather the storm

  • Unfinished Business: The Intersection of Politics, Policy, and the Economy.

    James Glassman discusses how Congress’ “kicking the can down the road” strategy (in terms of dealing with potential budget cuts, reduced spending, and tax increases) will ultimately affect the American economy. With the self-evident viewpoint that this strategy is not sustainable, he explains how and when this business will have to come to a head and what the protraction means for the American public now and in the future. He also details his ideas for fixing both the economy and this political process of avoidance.

  • How to Change Minds.

    Drawing on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer, and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television, Jim Glassman shares insights on persuasion and influence. Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, and trying to get others to do what we want. In a dynamic and fun keynote, Glassman refutes the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition – an initial, automatic, and unthinking response – and looks at how to get those responses to work for his audience. He shares stories, movie clips, and quotes that leave audiences learning something new that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

  • Persuasion: How to Change Minds

    Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, trying to get others to do what we want them to do. Glassman draws on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television in this presentation to refute the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition—an initial, automatic, unthinking response sharing with audiences how to get those responses to work for you. His presentation is very engaging, fun and full of real-life experiences beginning with his opening line “Once upon a time in Paris…”—audiences will leave with practical lessons that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

James Glassman Speaker Videos

  • Safety Net: An Interview with James Glassman - 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.

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