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, he draws upon a breadth of historical knowledge to put today’s headlines in perspective and leverages a conversational, compelling tone that points the way forward to a better tomorrow.

In the coming months, Gans will be on the road discussing his new book White House Warriors, which was released by W.W. Norton’s Liveright.

Clements Center, University of Texas (Austin)

12:15PM Central, Tuesday, October 1st
Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs  | For more details see here: link.

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

12:30PM, Monday, October 14th
Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

6:00PM, Tuesday, November 5th
3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | For more details see here: link.

Johns Hopkins Bologna Center

5:30PM, Monday, November 11th
Bologna, Italy

Foreign Policy Research Institute

7:30PM, Wednesday, December 11th
Haverford School, 450 US-30; Haverford, PA. 19041 | For more details see here: link.

World Affairs Council — Houston

Thursday & Friday, January 16th & 17th
TND | For more details to come

Past Events

Penn Book Center

6:00PM, Thursday, May 16th
130 South 34th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19104. | For more details see here: link.

Inkwood Books

7:00PM, Friday, May 17th
31 Kings Highway East; Haddonfield, NJ 08033 | For more details see here: link.

Penn-Biden Center for Diplomacy & Global Engagement

3:30PM, Tuesday, May 21st
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

9:00AM, Tuesday, June 11th
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

7:00PM, Thursday, June 13th
70 District Square SW; Washington, DC 20024 | For more details see here: link.

Conversation with The Atlantic’s Graeme Wood

Kramer Books & Afterwords

6:30PM, Thursday, July 11th
1517 Connecticut Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20036 | For more details see here: link.

Conversation with The German-Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet