Trust AAE Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Professional Speakers. Find a Keynote Speaker Today.
Trust AAE Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Professional Speakers. Find a Keynote Speaker Today.
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah

Keynote Speaker: Specialist in Smart and Green Cities, Geopolitics, Public Safety, and Cybersecurity; Co-Founder of Social Policy Think Tank Igarapé Institute & The SecDev Group

Robert Muggah Biography

Robert Muggah is a globally recognized specialist in smart and green cities, geopolitics and public safety, and cyber security and the digital economy. He is co-founder and principle of the SecDev Group - a risk firm devoted to strengthening cyber security for public and private clients including Facebook and Google. He also co-founded the Igarapé Institute - ranked the top social policy think tank in the world by Prospect in 2019 - and committed to data-driven security, justice, digital rights and climate action. Muggah is also a senior adviser to McKinseys as well as the OECD, UN agencies, and the World Bank. He serves on the board of several technology start-ups and designs big data analytics for a range of clients.

For two decades Muggah has advised national and municipal governments, tech companies and international organizations in over 50 countries on issues ranging from data-driven crime prevention and urban renewal to supply chain risk management to mitigating cyber threats. He is a fellow at Princeton University, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and faculty at Singularity University. He also serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Future Council on Cities, its annual Global Risk Report and co-chairs the Global Parliament of Mayors. He is regularly invited by the UN Secretary General to contribute to high-level panels and reports.

Muggah has authored eight books and over 75 peer-review journals - including most recently "Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years" (2020, Penguin/Random House). He is a regular contributor to the Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Financial Times, Guardian, Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Wired (as well as over a dozen French, Spanish and Portuguese outlets) and gave TED talks in 2015, 2017 and 2019. He has given dozens of live talks using mesmerizing data visualization platforms and remote sensing techniques. Muggah received his PhD from the University of Oxford.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Robert Muggah and other top speakers and celebrities.

Robert Muggah Speaking Topics

Nuclear & Climate Threats

Robert Muggah consults with governments, the UN, World Bank and firms ranging from Google to McKinsey. He is known for designing award-winning interactive data visualizations that track the global arms trade, homicidal violence, fragile cities, nuclear threats, and climate change.

The Future of the Global Liberal Order

Robert Muggah and Taylor Owen, University of British Columbia (UBC), are leading the Phil Lind Initiative in US Studies series on the future of the liberal order. The series features Ed Luce, Steven Pinker, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Frank Fukuyama, Susan Rice, and Misha Glenny. The initiative strives to help shape a debate on these issues here in North America and later, in Europe and Latin America through a variety of media outlets.

Robert Muggah Videos

Toward Terra Cognita: Mapping an Uncertain World Robert
We need to take action now to protect the Amazon Basin
Coronavirus in Brazil

How do I book Robert Muggah to speak at my event?

Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Robert Muggah for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Robert Muggah, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Robert Muggah or any other speaker of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Robert Muggah for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Robert Muggah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Robert Muggah are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and Below $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Robert Muggah, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Robert Muggah speak about?

Robert Muggah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Security & Defense, Cybersecurity, TED, Climate Change, World Affairs, Supply Chain, Geopolitics, Economy, Technology and Government.

Where does Robert Muggah travel from?

Robert Muggah generally travels from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Robert Muggah?

AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully secured keynote speakers like Robert Muggah for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Muggah for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Robert Muggah or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.

Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

If you’re looking for the best speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.


Robert Muggah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Security & Defense, Cybersecurity and TED. The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Muggah for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Robert Muggah generally travels from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rachel Wilson, Katharine Hayhoe and Jason Schenker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Muggah for an upcoming event.

Robert Muggah Speaking Topics

  • Nuclear & Climate Threats

    Robert Muggah consults with governments, the UN, World Bank and firms ranging from Google to McKinsey. He is known for designing award-winning interactive data visualizations that track the global arms trade, homicidal violence, fragile cities, nuclear threats, and climate change.

  • The Future of the Global Liberal Order

    Robert Muggah and Taylor Owen, University of British Columbia (UBC), are leading the Phil Lind Initiative in US Studies series on the future of the liberal order. The series features Ed Luce, Steven Pinker, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Frank Fukuyama, Susan Rice, and Misha Glenny. The initiative strives to help shape a debate on these issues here in North America and later, in Europe and Latin America through a variety of media outlets.

Robert Muggah Videos

Toward Terra Cognita: Mapping an Uncertain World Robert
We need to take action now to protect the Amazon Basin
Coronavirus in Brazil
Are pandemics increasing and what do they cost?
Robert Muggah - Comite International Geneve

Robert Muggah News

  • Opinion Piece: "So, the liberal order is in free fall? Not so fast."

    Robert Muggah is the co-founder of Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group. Taylor Owen is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia.

  • The Phil Lind Initiative Series on "The Unraveling of the Liberal Order"

    Digital connectivity and new technologies are accelerating political, economic and social transformation and literally changing the rules of the game, pulling at the seams of global stability. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Phil Lind Initiative’s Spring 2018 series will explore these and other questions, with visits from the world’s leading intellectuals on the subject.

  • Brazil's Killing Fields | Robert Muggah

    Brazil is the world's murder capital. More than 1.3 million homicides have occurred there since 1980. And the problem appears to be getting worse. The rate of ...

BOOKING INFORMATION REQUEST
ROBERT MUGGAH

We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.


This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.