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Nicholas Lemann

Nicholas Lemann

Keynote Speaker: Dean, Columbia Univ. School of Journalism

Nicholas Lemann Biography

Nicholas Lemann was born, raised and educated in New Orleans. He began his journalism career as a 17-year-old writer for an alternative weekly newspaper there, the Vieux Carre Courier. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1976, where he concentrated in American history and literature and was president of the Harvard Crimson. After graduation, he worked at the Washington Monthly, as an associate editor and then managing editor; at Texas Monthly, as an associate editor and then executive editor; at The Washington Post, as a member of the national staff; at The Atlantic Monthly, as national correspondent; and at The New Yorker, as staff writer and then Washington correspondent.

In September 2003, he became dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, at the end of a process of re-examination of the school's mission conducted by a national task force convened by the university's president, Lee C. Bollinger. During Lemann's time as dean, the Journalism School launched and completed its first capital fundraising campaign, added 20 members to its full-time faculty, built a student center, started its first new professional degree program since the 1930s, and launched significant new initiatives in investigative reporting, digital journalism, executive leadership for news organizations, and other areas. He stepped down as dean in 2013, following two five-year terms. Now Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism and Dean Emeritus, he also directs Columbia Global Reports, a book publishing venture, and Columbia World Projects, a new institution that implements academic research outside the university.

Lemann continues to contribute to The New Yorker as a staff writer. He has published five books: "Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War" (2006); "The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy" (1999), which helped lead to a major reform of the SAT; and "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America" (1991), which won several book prizes. He has written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and Slate; worked in documentary television with Blackside, Inc., "FRONTLINE," the Discovery Channel, and the BBC; and lectured at many universities.

Lemann currently serves on the boards of the Authors Guild, the Knight First Amendment Institute, the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He is a member of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.

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Nicholas Lemann Videos

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How much does it cost to book Nicholas Lemann?

Booking fees for Nicholas Lemann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicholas Lemann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Nicholas Lemann?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicholas Lemann for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicholas Lemann for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nicholas Lemann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nicholas Lemann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Nicholas Lemann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Influencers and Big Think. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicholas Lemann for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Nicholas Lemann can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Moby, Calvin Trillin and Virginia Postrel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicholas Lemann for an upcoming event.

Nicholas Lemann Videos

Nicholas Lemann: On Mearsheimer and Walt: Did the Israel lobby ...
Nicholas Lemann: Can newspapers survive the digital revolution ...
Nicholas Lemann: Are bloggers journalists? - YouTube

How to book Nicholas Lemann?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nicholas Lemann for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Nicholas Lemann, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nicholas Lemann or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Nicholas Lemann?

Booking fees for Nicholas Lemann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicholas Lemann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Nicholas Lemann?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicholas Lemann for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicholas Lemann for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nicholas Lemann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nicholas Lemann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Nicholas Lemann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Influencers and Big Think. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicholas Lemann for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Nicholas Lemann can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Moby, Calvin Trillin and Virginia Postrel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicholas Lemann for an upcoming event.

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