John Gans is an engaging, thoughtful, and candid speaker who explains politics—within Washington, in the United States, and around the world—in ways everyone can understand.

With a style honed in the lecture halls of some of the world’s finest universities, hard-earned experiences in government, in uniform, and on the campaign trail, Gans draws upon a breadth of historical knowledge to put today’s headlines in perspective and leverages a conversational, compelling style that points the way forward to a better tomorrow.

Past Events

Penn Book Center

May 16th, 2019
130 South 34th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19104. | For more details see here: link.

Inkwood Books

May 17th, 2019
31 Kings Highway East; Haddonfield, NJ 08033 | For more details see here: link.

Penn-Biden Center for Diplomacy & Global Engagement

May 21st, 2019
101 Constitution Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20001 | Registration required: link.

Perry World House and the German Marshall Fund of the United States are hosting me for a conversation with The New York Times’ Helene Cooper. Reception to follow.

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

June 11th, 2019
Address to be confirmed | Details and Registration to come

Conversation with former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Politics & Prose at the Wharf

June 13th, 2019
70 District Square SW; Washington, DC 20024 | For more details see here: link.

Conversation with The Atlantic’s Graeme Wood

Kramer Books & Afterwords

July 11th, 2019
1517 Connecticut Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20036 | For more details see here: link.

Conversation with The German-Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet

Clements Center, University of Texas (Austin)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs  | For more details see here: link.

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

October 14th, 2019
Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

November 5th, 2019
3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | For more details see here: link.

Johns Hopkins Bologna Center

November 11th, 2019
Bologna, Italy

Foreign Policy Research Institute

December 11th, 2019
Haverford School, 450 US-30; Haverford, PA. 19041