Thomas Donilon

Former National Security Advisor, 2010-2013

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From an overview of presidential decision making to pin-pointing economic “risk centers” around the world, Donilon provides key insight to the issues that are impacting the U.S. today.

Our colleagues and students were thrilled to have Mr. Donilon’s informed perspective on some of the most complex issues facing our nation today.

- UNC Chapel Hill, Office of the Dean

About Thomas Donilon

  • As the country’s leading foreign policy expert, Donilon provides in depth insight into decision making at the highest levels.

Nearly every day for the past four years I have started each morning with Tom leading the presidential daily briefing. As National Security Advisor his portfolio is literally the entire world.

- President Barack Obama
  • Explains how growing tensions abroad (i.e. Syria, Iran, Russia, China, N. Korea) are impacting your business and industry right now.
  • Your audience will learn where the real economic “risk centers” are around the world, and how to handle them.

Today one of the country’s leading foreign policy experts, Tom Donilon served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama until June 2013. In that capacity, he provided the President’s daily national security briefing, oversaw the National Security Council staff, chaired the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, and was responsible for the integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts. Donilon has worked closely with and advised three U.S. Presidents since his first position at the White House in 1977.

Speech Topics

  • Briefing POTUS
  • China in the 21st Century
  • Foreign Policy's Impact on American Business
  • The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden

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