Speaker

daspeakerDavid Aikman’s wide-ranging speaking engagements have included multiple appearances at Harvard University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and other colleges and universities across the country; to the Council on Foreign Relations, the RAND Corporation and other think tanks; and to church groups and religious conferences, especially those focused on China, Israel or the media.

Since 1988, David Aikman has had extensive speaking experience with various speakers’ bureaus, to business and professional associations, YPO, universities, church organizations, and on cruise ships.

He was a featured speaker at the 2004 annual board meeting of the National Religious Broadcasters, a plenary speaker (with rock star Bono) at the 2002 Senate Republican Conference annual retreat, and has been a frequent witness at Congressional hearings on China and on Christian persecution, including the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the House International Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, and Religious Freedom Day on the Hill.

He is also a regular moderator for seminars hosted by The Trinity Forum, and a popular celebrity and “enrichment” lecturer on the Cunard Line of cruise ships.


Some topics that David Aikman has spoken on or can speak on

CHINA
Overview of Modern Chinese History
China Since Reform & Opening Up
The Rise of Christianity in China
Latest Developments of the Church in China
The Influence of the Church on Chinese Society
The “Underground” Church vs. the “Official” Church
… and any topic related to his book Jesus in Beijing

THE SOVIET UNION/RUSSIA
Overview of Modern Russian History
Gorbachev & Perestroika
Yeltsin & Reform
Solzhenitsyn & the Collapse of Communism
Putin & the New Russian Nationalism

THE MIDDLE EAST
The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East
The Rise of Radical Islam
The Story of Zionism

… and any topic related to his book The Mirage of Peace

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION
The Rise of Persecution in the 20th Century
The Church in China – Persecuted or Not?
Christianity Under Attack in South Asia

ATHEISM
The Decline of Christianity in Europe
The “Four Horsemen” and Why They Are Wrong
Weaknesses of the New Atheism
Atheism and the End of Freedom
The Founding Fathers and American Virtue
… and any topic related to his book The Delusion of Disbelief

FAITH & AMERICAN POLITICS
The Faith Life of George W. Bush
The Role of Faith in American Politics – Past, Present & Future
The Faith of America’s Presidents
The Faith of America’s Founding Fathers
… and any topic related to his book A Man of Faith

FAMOUS LIVES
Billy Graham: His Life & Influence
Boris Yeltsin
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & Truth
Mother Teresa & Compassion
Nelson Mandela & Forgiveness
Pope John Paul II & Human Dignity
Elie Wiesel & Remembrance
… and any topic related to his book Great Souls

JOURNALISM
Why God Loves Journalists
Eyewitness to History

WRITING
How to Write a Novel
How to Get Published

OTHER
The Importance of Being Well-Mannered
Why Hope
… and any topic related to his book Hope: The Heart’s Great Quest