Speaking Engagements

Chris Whipple is a riveting speaker and moderator, with a special expertise in the White House and the CIA. At colleges, presidential libraries and corporate events, he has inspired audiences with multi-media presentations, including video clips from his documentary, The Presidents’ Gatekeepers.

September 12, 2017
Harvard Kennedy School
Credit: Martha Stewart
Before a standing-room-only audience at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, Chris Whipple moderated a panel of distinguished former White House chiefs of staff: Andy Card (George W. Bush), Denis McDonough (Barack Obama), and Mack McLarty (Bill Clinton). Unelected and unconfirmed, hired and fired by the president alone, the White House chief has been described as the second most powerful job in government. Card, McDonough and McLarty discussed the chief’s critical responsibilities—from gatekeeper to honest broker to coordinator of the president’s agenda—and the special challenges faced by an outsider president in an era of toxic political partisanship.
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
Chris Whipple on tour
New York City
Tue, April 4
6:00 PM

Roosevelt House
In Conversation w/ Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News
Q&A and Signing to follow

Free and open to the public.

Washington, DC
Thu Apr 6
7:00pm
Politics & Prose
In Conversation w/ Former Chief of Staff Ken Duberstein
Moderated by Peter Baker of the New York Times
Q&A and Signing to follow

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
Wed Apr 12
11:30am
Union League Club/Author Club
In Conversation w/ Former Chiefs of Staff Bill Daley and
Sam Skinner Moderated by Chris Bury
Authors Luncheon, Q&A and Signing to follow

Call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 to make reservations.

Chicago, IL
Wed Apr 12
7:00pm
Highland Park Library
In Conversation w/ Peter Slevin
Highland Park Library
Q&A and Signing to follow

Free and open to the public.

Atlanta, GA
Thu Apr 13
7:00pm
Jimmy Carter Library
In Conversation w/ Former Chief of Staff Jack Watson
Moderated by Tony Clark, Jimmy Carter Library
Q&A and Signing to follow

Free and open to the public.

Dallas, TX
Tue Apr 18
7:00pm
Authors Live!
Talk/Q&A/Signing
Pre-reception, 6pm

Ticketed event
For tickets contact: 214 523 2240

Houston, TX
Wed Apr 19
Baker Institute at Rice University
In Conversation w/ Former Chief of Staff James Baker
A and Signing to follow

Free and open to the public

Louisville, KY
Mon Apr 24
7:00pm
Louisville Free Library
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Free and open to the public

San Francisco, CA
Thu Apr 27
12:00pm
Commonwealth Club
In Conversation w/ Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer at the
San Francisco Chronicle
Q&A and Signing to follow

Ticketed event

Little Rock, AR
Sat Apr 29
Arkansas Literary Festival
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Free and open to the public.

New Orleans
Fri May 12
10:45am
Ace Hotel
In conversation with Former Chiefs of staff Andrew Card and Jack Watson
Q & A and Signing to follow

Private event for MDC-Partners

New Orleans
Fri May 12
6:00pm
Garden District Book Shop
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Free and open to the public
New York City
Fri May 19
12:00pm
The Harvard Club of NYC
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Private event for members only
Grand Rapids, MI
Wed May 24
7:00pm
The Gerald R. Ford Museum
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Free and open to the public
New Canaan, CT
Thu Jun 1
6:30pm
New Canaan Library
William Attwood Memorial Lecture
Q&A and Signing to follow

Free and open to the public.

Ann Arbor, MI
Tues June 6
7:00pm
Gerald R. Ford Library
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Free and open to the public
Charleston, S.C.
Tue June 13
8:30am
GoPac
Seattle, WA
Thu June 15
1:00pm
Microsoft Political Action Committee
Microsoft Building 33

Private event

Washington D.C
Wed June 21
6:30pm
Kramer Books & Afterwords
Talk/Q&A/Signing

Free & open to the public

Washington D.C
Thu June 22
8:40am
TD Bank Morning Star Speakers Series
Ronald Reagan Building-Rotunda

In conversation with Jim Dinegar, CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade

Private event

Sharon, CT.
Fri Aug 4
6:00pm
Hotchkiss Library
Talk/Q&A/Signing/Dinner

Tickets available to the public

Quogue, NY
Sun Aug 6
5:00pm
Quogue Library
Q&A/Signing/Cocktail Talk Reception

Tickets available to the public

East Hampton, NY
Sat Aug 12
Authors Night: East Hampton Library

 

East Hampton, NY
Sun Aug 13
7:00pm
Devon Yacht Club
Talk/Signing/Q&A/Dinner

Private event

Washington, CT
Sat Sept. 10
Gunn Memorial Library
2pm – 4pm

Tue Sept. 12
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Harvard Institute of Politics
6:00pm-7:30pm
Sept. 20
Yale Club of New York City
6:00pm-8:00pm

Members Only

Morristown, NJ
Sat Oct 14
Morristown Book Festival
New York, NY
Thu Oct 19
Time-Life Alumni Society

Open to members only

Boston, MA
Oct. 27-28
Harvard Mayoral Chiefs of Staff,
Harvard Institute of Politics
West Branch, IA
Wed Nov. 1
Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation
Lexington, KY
Fri Nov. 17
Kentucky Book Fair
Palm Springs, CA
Wed Feb. 28, 2018
Literary Society of the Desert
The Sinatra Resort and Country Club
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Contact Chris Whipple’s publicist, Wade Lucas