Keppler Speakers Becomes Exclusive Speaker Representative for Brett McGurk, Geopolitical Expert and Accomplished Diplomat

Seasoned Foreign Policy Advisor Led Global Coalitions and Counseled Three Consecutive U.S. Presidents

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#geopolitical–Keppler Speakers, one of the nation’s largest privately held speaker agencies, is now exclusively representing Brett McGurk for speaking engagements in the U.S. and abroad. One of the longest-serving and effective national security experts of his generation, Brett McGurk served as a top advisor on critical diplomatic and military strategies under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Deeply involved in Middle East strategy and diplomacy, McGurk helped design and lead the successful campaign to defeat ISIS with a coalition of over 75 countries. He has led sensitive negotiations with American adversaries such as Russia and Iran, as well as allies and partners from the Middle East to Europe and Asia. McGurk spent much of the last two decades shuttling between battlefields and the White House Situation Room, giving him a unique perspective on crisis management and historic decision-making at the highest levels. Currently authoring a book entitled “Three Presidents, Three Wars” for publication by Crown in 2021, McGurk teaches “Presidential Decision-Making in Wartime” at Stanford University.


Brett McGurk speaks on several topics including:

  • Unique perspectives on geopolitical hotspots. Brett McGurk paints a vivid picture of today’s geopolitical climate drawn from his firsthand experience as a national security expert. He covers the impact of diplomacy and the ripple effect of Washington decision-making around the globe.
  • Leadership lessons for keeping critical missions on track. Cited as “a doer” by The New York Times for his skill as an effective high-stakes negotiator, McGurk illustrates how to navigate complex situations and achieve exceptional outcomes. He is candid on hard lessons learned over the last two decades and the fundamentals of sound strategic decision-making.
  • High-stakes leadership and decision-making styles in the White House. As one of the few national security experts to serve three consecutive administrations, McGurk shares his view of helping form policy strategies during a wide range of national security challenges — and working under three distinct leadership styles.
  • From drafting constitutions to negotiating hostage releases: legal insights from the world stage. Serving as a top national security advisor under three consecutive U.S. Presidents, Brett McGurk was a masterful negotiator often immersed in matters of complex international law. In Iraq, he was the Legal Advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and helped draft Iraq’s interim constitution. Earlier McGurk clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Offering a seasoned legal perspective in his speeches, McGurk reflects on the innerworkings of the nation’s highest court, the complexities of high-stakes international negotiations and the impact of the global issues we face today.

“We’re honored to be representing Brett McGurk,” said Keppler Speakers CEO Warren Jones. “His timely insights could not be more relevant for multinational corporations, trade associations, legal associations and international audiences. We’re looking forward to working with event planners to arrange keynote addresses, moderated discussions and other appearances.”

About Keppler Speakers

Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Keppler Speakers represents many of the most prestigious and celebrated speakers from the worlds of business, technology, world affairs, politics, entertainment, education, literature, sports and leadership. The company’s expanding customer base includes Fortune 500 companies across a wide swath of industry sectors, national trade associations representing over 75 million members, colleges and universities, performing arts centers and audiences around the globe.

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