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U.S. Politics Speakers

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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Julia Ioffe

Staff Writer at The Atlantic | Author of “What Putin Really Wants” Cover Story

What does Russia really want? American speculation on Russia’s actions – what it has or hasn’t done, what it might do – is a major political topic; the guesswork is deafening. Is Russia as cohesive a ...

David Rohde

Online News Director, The New Yorker | Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

As News Director of NewYorker.com, David Rohde is at the helm of online news coverage at one of the country’s most respected magazines—a bastion of fact-checked journalism in an era of ‘fake news.’ A ...

Yascha Mounk

Speaker on the Decline of Democracy & Rise of Populism | Harvard Lecturer | Author of The People vs. Democracy (2018)

Today, 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 democratic tradi...

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 | Author of Our Towns (May 2018)

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 New York Times bestsellers: The Great Derangement,...

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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

Widely known as one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad is redefining our understanding of diversity. Former Director of the Schomburg Center for R...

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...

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...

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...