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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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Abdul El-Sayed

Physician | Public Health Expert | 2018 Candidate for Governor in Michigan

Named “The new Obama” by The Guardian, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician and public health expert who very nearly became the first Muslim-American Governor of Michigan, and would’ve been the first Muslim-American Governor ever, had he won. But winning isn’t everything.
 
Graeme Wood

National Correspondent for The Atlantic | Author of The Way of the Strangers

“What ISIS Really Wants.” That’s the title of Graeme Wood’s viral Atlantic cover story, which was the most-read piece on the Internet—the entire Internet—in 2015. Its influence on how we understand ex...

Naomi Klein

Author of No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, & No Logo

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and the #1 international bestselling author of seminal books The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. In her book This Changes Everything, and in powerful...

Annie Lowrey

Author of Give People Money | Contributing Editor at The Atlantic

How is the economy adapting to profound technological advances, such as A.I. and automation? How are these forces, and many others, redefining the nature of work, the potential of business, even society itself?

 

 
Yascha Mounk

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

Less than a third of young Americans say it’s important to them to live in a democracy. Why? Because the system is a mess: opaque administrations, frustrating political candidates, policies that don’t...

Julia Ioffe

Author of Russia Girl (Forthcoming) | Contributing Writer at The Atlantic

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 | Two-Time 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 ...

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

National Correspondent for The Atlantic | National Book Award Winner | Co-Author of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

James Fallows is one of the world’s most respected journalists—an intrepid, yet sensitive investigator of his world and others. His latest New York Times bestseller Our Towns (co-authored with writer ...

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,...

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...