International Relations Speakers

Imagine having a professional, award winning African-American speaker with field experience and global recognition for their work on such topics as academia, government, and the diplomatic corps. Having a professional speaker on to speak about public relations at your next function will be extremely beneficial to anyone interested in a career in international affairs. Great Black Speakers has an exceptional range of international relations experts and advocates with extensive experiences in the fields of global affairs, international politics and international trading and can answer all your questions regarding career opportunities and exploration of their area of expertise.

Dr. Tererai Trent

Partnerships with Oprah Winfrey and Save the Children & One of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.

Dr. Tererai Trent         “She’s my favorite because she symbolizes everything I believe The Oprah Show stands for. Her story encapsulates the essence of every lesson we’ve shared over the past 25 years: Hope; Your thoughts create your reality; Gratitude; It doesn’t matter where you come from; Keep reaching for your dreams: And above all… You have the power.” - Oprah WinfreyRooted in humble beginnings, Tererai grew up in a cattle-herdin...


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Selena Cuffe         Selena is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include hous...


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Ulysses Burley

Emerging young leader in the global justice and peace movement, and expert on the intersection of faith, health and human rights. #UBtheCURE

Ulysses W. Burley III         A native of Houston, Texas, Ulysses W. Burley III studied at Morehouse College and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM). Ulysses previously held an associate position at Northwestern University FSM Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinical Research Unit and a position as Program Director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Strategy on HIV/AIDS. He now operates as an inde...


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Eljeer Hawkins

Eljeer is a grassroots organizer and speaker that specializes in race, criminal justice, historic black freedom struggle, political and social commentary.

Eljeer Hawkins        Eljeer, community and anti-war activist, born and raised in Harlem, New York, member of Socialist Alternative/CWI for 21 years.      He has toured internationally, invited to address audiences from South Africa to Ireland, Brazil to Belgium on the black struggle in the U.S. He has been involved in the recent Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for $15 movement. Eljeer is a former shop steward with Teamster...


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Dawn Dickson

Serial Entrepreneur specializing in consumer products, women entrepreneurs, pitching, raising capital, bringing a product to marketing, and celebrity partnerships.

Dawn W. Dickson         Dawn is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in marketing and business development. She launched three successful cash flow positive companies since 2002, her most recent ventures Flat Out of Heels, LLC and Solutions Vending International (SVI) in April 2011 after identifying a need to create a product to provide women with convenient relief after hours of wearing high heels.Dawn has received nu...


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Cha Jones

Cha is the Nomadic Chick, specializing in helping people get from where they are to where they want to be personally and professionally.

Cha Jones         Cha is a woman of many talents as well as words. She is an inspiring and motivating international speaker, author, and consultant specializing in intercultural training and expat coaching. She is also the founder of Expat Women of Color and Global Bound Consulting.Ms. Jones is the author of The New Urban International Migration, Every Girl Needs Her Pearls, and You Too! Can Live Abroad. As a self-proclaimed Nomadic Chi...


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Asha Castleberry

U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. military officer, youth advocator and public speaker.

Asha Castleberry         Asha is a U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. Army Veteran, youth advocate and public speaker. Asha recently completed a 30 month deployment tour in the Middle East. Since the 2014 Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIL) incursion in Iraq, Asha served as an engagement officer for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Kuwait. From December 2012- June 2014, Asha served as the Kuwait D...


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