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Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Keynote Speaker: Managing Partner at Emerson Collective; Former U.S. Secretary of Education

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Arne Duncan Biography

Arne Duncan was the ninth U.S. Secretary of Education. Duncan served under President Barack Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 1, 2016.

As managing partner at Emerson Collective, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan returns to Chicago on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown. Through partnerships with local business leaders, community organizers, and nonprofit groups, Duncan aims to create job and life opportunities for disconnected youth between the ages of 17 and 24.

Emerson Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established by Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment and other social justice initiatives.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Duncan served as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. From 2001 to 2008, Duncan won praise for uniting the city’s stakeholders behind an education agenda that included opening 100 new schools; expanding after-school, summer learning, early childhood, and college access programs; dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers; and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives.

Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, majoring in sociology. At Harvard he served as co-captain of the basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.

Duncan is married to Karen Duncan, and they have two children.

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Arne Duncan Videos

Education in America: ‘We are top 10 in nothing’
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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Arne Duncan 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 Arne Duncan for your next private or corporate function.

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Arne Duncan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Innovation and Creativity. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Arne Duncan generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jaime Casap, Van Jones and Hill Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Arne Duncan for an upcoming event.

Arne Duncan Videos

Education in America: ‘We are top 10 in nothing’
ASU GSV Summit: Fireside Chat with Jessie Woolley-Wilson and ...
ASU GSV Summit: Arne Duncan Keynote Speech + Interview with ...
An Interview with Arne Duncan - YouTube
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education on Vimeo

Arne Duncan Reviews

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Arne Duncan News

  • Obama Wants To Get Rich And Poor Kids In The Same Classroom

    After years of inaction on the issue, the Obama administration is taking new steps to help schools achieve socioeconomic diversity. Included in the president's proposed 2017 budget is a $120 million competitive grant program to help districts devise and implement plans to get rich and poor children in the same classrooms. The initiative -- called Stronger Together -- provides funds for five-year projects to districts and groups of districts. The projects should allow schools to explore "ways to foster socioeconomic diversity through a robust process of parental, educator and community engagement, and data analysis," the proposed budget says.

  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down - CNNPolitics.com

    (CNN) President Barack Obama praised Arne Duncan's service as secretary of education on Friday, hours after Duncan said he would step down in December.

How to book Arne Duncan?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Arne Duncan 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 Arne Duncan, 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 Arne Duncan or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Arne Duncan?

Booking fees for Arne Duncan, 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 Arne Duncan, 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 Arne Duncan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Arne Duncan 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 Arne Duncan 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 Arne Duncan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Arne Duncan 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.


Arne Duncan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Innovation and Creativity. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Arne Duncan generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jaime Casap, Van Jones and Hill Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Arne Duncan for an upcoming event.

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