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George Lakoff

Linguistics Expert, Author, Moral Politics, The Political Mind, Don't Think of An Elephant!

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George Lakoff Biography

George Lakoff is one of the world's leading experts on the framing of issues in politics.

Professor George Lakoff is also one of the world's best-known cognitive scientists and linguists. In short, he "understands how we understand." He is the Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley.

He has advised the Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate, helped Democratic candidates around the country, and worked with hundreds of progressive advocacy groups on issues ranging from the environment and health care to civil liberties and international relations.

His bestselling book "Don't Think of an Elephant!" taught a generation of political activists how framing works in politics, and had a powerful effect on the national elections in 2006 and 2008.

His other books also provide a thorough guide to political thought and language. They include: "Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think," "Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision," "Whose Freedom? The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea" and "The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics."

In his academic life, Professor Lakoff is renowned for his discoveries on how the mind is embodied, how metaphorical thought works, what meaning is, and how meaning structures language. His current research is on how language and thought work in the brain.

In addition to his books on mind, language and politics, Professor Lakoff has written widely on philosophy, poetics, art, and mathematics and he also blogs for The Huffington Post.

He is a spellbinding speaker, known for both his clarity and insight. He has lectured throughout the world, both as a political strategist and as a scholar.

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Books
The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

Whose Freedom?: The Battle over America's Most Important Idea

Whose Freedom?: The Battle over America's Most Important Idea

Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives

Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives

Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

Speaking Topics
  • The Political Mind

    Professor George Lakoff is most famous for his ideas about the centrality of metaphor to human thinking, political behavior and society.

    According to Professor Lakoff, most of what is being taught in political science just isn’t true. It assumes that reasoning is conscious, but his research shows that emotion gets in the way of reason. He explores how liberals and conservatives think and why they talk past each other, putting them at odds over so many seemingly unrelated issues--like taxes, abortion, regulation, and social programs. He also delves into the Obama Administration’s communication strategies, telling what went wrong-and what can be done about it.

    In an environment too often dominated by sound-bite arguments and political polarization, Professor Lakoff’s fascinating and interactive presentations open the dialogue to new understanding of politics today.

    The Christian Science Monitor said of Lakoff, “Even those who disagree with him will profit deeply from encountering his challenging ideas" and George Soros said, "I learned a lot from Lakoff. You will too."

  • Why The Brain Changes Everything

    Professor George Lakoff has been at the center of research on how thought and language arise in the brain for over two decades. He is one of the founders of the field of embodied cognition, which studies how the brain's connections to the body and bodily experience structure both ideas • even abstract ideas • and language.

    Professor Lakoff observes that much of what is taught in universities is based on an outmoded theory of human reason dating back centuries. New research on the brain and mind radically changes our understanding of what human reason is, bringing in emotion, metaphor, empathy, and much more.

    This is not a just simple addition to our knowledge. Understanding the brain fundamentally changes our understanding of our world and ourselves • everything from politics to mathematics, from language to religion, from philosophy to human relationships.

    Thought is physical • in two ways. Every thought and feeling is carried out by neural circuitry in the brain that naturally gives rise to mental structures called frames and to metaphorical thought. Language is physical as well.

    This talk is an introduction to the new world of the brain. If you think you know how you think, think again!

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George Lakoff Biography

George Lakoff is one of the world's leading experts on the framing of issues in politics.

Professor George Lakoff is also one of the world's best-known cognitive scientists and linguists. In short, he "understands how we understand." He is the Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley.

He has advised the Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate, helped Democratic candidates around the country, and worked with hundreds of progressive advocacy groups on issues ranging from the environment and health care to civil liberties and international relations.

His bestselling book "Don't Think of an Elephant!" taught a generation of political activists how framing works in politics, and had a powerful effect on the national elections in 2006 and 2008.

His other books also provide a thorough guide to political thought and language. They include: "Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think," "Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision," "Whose Freedom? The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea" and "The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics."

In his academic life, Professor Lakoff is renowned for his discoveries on how the mind is embodied, how metaphorical thought works, what meaning is, and how meaning structures language. His current research is on how language and thought work in the brain.

In addition to his books on mind, language and politics, Professor Lakoff has written widely on philosophy, poetics, art, and mathematics and he also blogs for The Huffington Post.

He is a spellbinding speaker, known for both his clarity and insight. He has lectured throughout the world, both as a political strategist and as a scholar.

George Lakoff Videos

  • Why Don't Facts Move People?
    UC Berkeley linguistics professor George Lakoff discusses why facts don't change people's minds when it comes to climate change. To deniers, "it's...
  • George Lakoff - What Makes Personal Identity Continue
    Click here to hear more interviews on personal identity http://bit.ly/1M4Gx82 Click here for more interviews from George Lakoff...

George Lakoff Books

George Lakoff Speaking Topics

  • The Political Mind

    Professor George Lakoff is most famous for his ideas about the centrality of metaphor to human thinking, political behavior and society.

    According to Professor Lakoff, most of what is being taught in political science just isn’t true. It assumes that reasoning is conscious, but his research shows that emotion gets in the way of reason. He explores how liberals and conservatives think and why they talk past each other, putting them at odds over so many seemingly unrelated issues--like taxes, abortion, regulation, and social programs. He also delves into the Obama Administration’s communication strategies, telling what went wrong-and what can be done about it.

    In an environment too often dominated by sound-bite arguments and political polarization, Professor Lakoff’s fascinating and interactive presentations open the dialogue to new understanding of politics today.

    The Christian Science Monitor said of Lakoff, “Even those who disagree with him will profit deeply from encountering his challenging ideas" and George Soros said, "I learned a lot from Lakoff. You will too."

  • Why The Brain Changes Everything

    Professor George Lakoff has been at the center of research on how thought and language arise in the brain for over two decades. He is one of the founders of the field of embodied cognition, which studies how the brain's connections to the body and bodily experience structure both ideas • even abstract ideas • and language.

    Professor Lakoff observes that much of what is taught in universities is based on an outmoded theory of human reason dating back centuries. New research on the brain and mind radically changes our understanding of what human reason is, bringing in emotion, metaphor, empathy, and much more.

    This is not a just simple addition to our knowledge. Understanding the brain fundamentally changes our understanding of our world and ourselves • everything from politics to mathematics, from language to religion, from philosophy to human relationships.

    Thought is physical • in two ways. Every thought and feeling is carried out by neural circuitry in the brain that naturally gives rise to mental structures called frames and to metaphorical thought. Language is physical as well.

    This talk is an introduction to the new world of the brain. If you think you know how you think, think again!

FAQs on booking George Lakoff

  • How to book George Lakoff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like George Lakoff for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for George Lakoff, 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 George Lakoff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book George Lakoff?

    Booking fees for George Lakoff, 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 George Lakoff, 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 George Lakoff?

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

George Lakoff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Political Mind and Why The Brain Changes Everything. The estimated speaking fee range to book George Lakoff for your event is available upon request. George Lakoff generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Frank Luntz, Dean Karlan, Cruz Reynoso, Planet Money and John Wood. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling George Lakoff for an upcoming live or virtual event.

George Lakoff Speaker Videos

  • Why Don't Facts Move People?
    UC Berkeley linguistics professor George Lakoff discusses why facts don't change people's minds when it comes to climate change. To deniers, "it's not like they're denying it [...] it's like it's...
    George Lakoff - What Makes Personal Identity Continue
    Click here to hear more interviews on personal identity http://bit.ly/1M4Gx82 Click here for more interviews from George Lakoff http://bit.ly/1AJde9P For more video interviews from Closer To...

George Lakoff Speaking Topics

  • The Political Mind

    Professor George Lakoff is most famous for his ideas about the centrality of metaphor to human thinking, political behavior and society.

    According to Professor Lakoff, most of what is being taught in political science just isn’t true. It assumes that reasoning is conscious, but his research shows that emotion gets in the way of reason. He explores how liberals and conservatives think and why they talk past each other, putting them at odds over so many seemingly unrelated issues--like taxes, abortion, regulation, and social programs. He also delves into the Obama Administration’s communication strategies, telling what went wrong-and what can be done about it.

    In an environment too often dominated by sound-bite arguments and political polarization, Professor Lakoff’s fascinating and interactive presentations open the dialogue to new understanding of politics today.

    The Christian Science Monitor said of Lakoff, “Even those who disagree with him will profit deeply from encountering his challenging ideas" and George Soros said, "I learned a lot from Lakoff. You will too."

  • Why The Brain Changes Everything

    Professor George Lakoff has been at the center of research on how thought and language arise in the brain for over two decades. He is one of the founders of the field of embodied cognition, which studies how the brain's connections to the body and bodily experience structure both ideas • even abstract ideas • and language.

    Professor Lakoff observes that much of what is taught in universities is based on an outmoded theory of human reason dating back centuries. New research on the brain and mind radically changes our understanding of what human reason is, bringing in emotion, metaphor, empathy, and much more.

    This is not a just simple addition to our knowledge. Understanding the brain fundamentally changes our understanding of our world and ourselves • everything from politics to mathematics, from language to religion, from philosophy to human relationships.

    Thought is physical • in two ways. Every thought and feeling is carried out by neural circuitry in the brain that naturally gives rise to mental structures called frames and to metaphorical thought. Language is physical as well.

    This talk is an introduction to the new world of the brain. If you think you know how you think, think again!

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