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U.S. Politics

The American political climate can change overnight. The Lavin Agency represents a group of authors and commentators who know the American zeitgeist intimately—offering deeply informed perspectives on the elections, leaders, and policies defining the conversation in Washington, and beyond.

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Yascha Mounk

Speaker on the Decline of Democracy & Rise of Populism | Harvard Lecturer

Today, in countries around the world, support for democracy is waning. And Yascha Mounk provides startling explanations for why people (and especially young people) are losing faith in the liberal dem...

Mark Leibovich

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of This Town

Mark Leibovich is the author of the #1 bestseller This Town, about the elite world of Washington politics. In the wake of the 2016 election results, with its repudiation of so-called insider politics,...

George Packer

Bestselling Author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

In the wake of the election, The New York Times chose George Packer’s The Unwinding as a key book “To Help You Understand Trump’s Win.” In his articles, Packer explores the notion of ‘unwinding’—the r...

James Fallows

The Atlantic’s First Europe Editor at Its International Bureau

The first-ever Europe Editor for The Atlantic, James Fallows is one of the world’s most respected journalists. Today, he’s reporting on how America is putting itself back together in the wake of reces...

Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone Writer | Author of Four New York Times bestsellers, including Insane Clown President and The Divide

One of the smartest—and funniest—chroniclers of the rise of Trump, growing inequality, and Wall Street excess, Matt Taibbi is also the author of four NYT bestsellers: The Great Derangement, Griftopia,...

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

One of the most respected authorities on racial justice in America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad is redefining our understanding of diversity. Former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black C...

Jeremy Scahill

Author of Dirty Wars, Blackwater, and The Assassination Complex

Jeremy Scahill confronts America’s War on Terror—a campaign of assassinations, drone strikes, surveillance, and covert ops—with rare insight. In talks, he draws from his nearly two decades of investig...

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive black voices today—“the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (New York Observer). Coates is the author, most rece...

Seymour Hersh

One of America’s Premier Investigative Journalists

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has helped expose some of the biggest cover-ups of our time, from My Lai to Abu Ghraib. In his timely lectures, he deftly analyzes current U.S. foreign ...

Molly Crabapple

Painter, Writer, and Author of Drawing Blood

Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer whose work has been described as “God’s own circus posters,” by Rolling Stone. Crabapple’s art engages injustice, subversiveness, and rebellion. The New York Ti...

Andrew Bacevich

Foremost American Military Historian and New York Times Bestselling Author

Andrew Bacevich is a war veteran, retired Colonel, New York Times bestselling author, and massively influential historian. He’s also one of our most incisive critics of U.S. foreign policy—35 years of...

Reggie Love

President Barack Obama's Former Personal Aide, Author of Power Forward

Drawing from his coveted experience as President Obama’s personal aide (the subject of his book, Power Forward), Reggie Love shares timeless—yet timely—lessons on crisis management, collaboration and ...

Parvez Sharma

Award-Winning Filmmaker of A Sinner in Mecca and A Jihad for Love

Parvez Sharma makes fearless, award-winning documentaries about faith, identity, and social justice. In A Sinner in Mecca, shot mostly with an iPhone, guerrilla-style, Sharma travels to Mecca to revea...

Ian Bremmer

Creator of the Wall Street Global Political Risk Index

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. In 1998, Bremmer founded Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company ...

Deborah Fallows

Linguist, Author, and China Expert

The author of Dreaming in Chinese, Deborah Fallows spent the last few years absorbing the culture, the politics, and the people of China to offer talks that give a refreshingly different take of the w...