Keynotes and Public Speaking

"Jon Entine was truly an incredible and captivating speaker.  His presentation was riveting and his use of history wowed our audience! The subject of DNA and biological interpretations of Jewish ancestry why we are who we are is fascinating! A must see and hear phenomenon."
— Diane Scar, Jewish National Fund

"Jon Entine was fantastic! I have never witnessed such a dialogue between a speaker and our student audience."
— Waynesburg State University VIP Forum

"In this age of ‘tabloid journalism,’ the integrity and thoroughness you bring to your work are much admired and respected. Your presentations were not only extremely informative, but inspiring and entertaining."
— National Association for Biomedical Research

Jon Entine is available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including:

• Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
• Politics of Advocacy Media and NGOs
• Politics of Science
• Genetics and Human Engineering
• Sports and Race
- based on Jon's  best selling book  Taboo
• Genetic Literacy
• Genetics, Ancestry and Genealogy
• "Jewish Genetics," Identity and Israel

Jon can be booked for speaking engagements by contacting him directly. For talks on Jewish identity and genetics, he can also be booked through::

Find out more....

See clips of one of Jon's speecheson Abraham's Children and view an interview with him, both on ROOTS TV.

Jon Entine is — "The Contrarian" — an internationally renowned journalist, TV commentator, executive consultant and public speaker, on the DNA of human behavior. How does our ancestry, our roots, impact who we are? An Emmy winning television producer and author, Jon has been described as a "public intellectual" — the rare individual in touch with business, political, and scientific trends and adept at translating the ideas of the future into the transformative practices of today.

Jon is the author of five books, most recently No Crime But Punishment: Fischer Homes, the Immigration Fiasco, and Extra-judicial Prosecution. He’s written two best sellers, Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People and Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It. Jon has been profiled around the world, including on 20/20 (John Stossel profile), HBO, BBC, ABC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX TV, CBC, and Dubai TV, and his work has been featured in hundreds of the top newspapers and magazines in 19 countries.  

Jon has given dozens of speeches to rave reviews and testimonials to corporations and civic organizations, helping people interpret the changing world around them.

To book Jon or inquire about his availability, please contact him through his e-mail.

Recent Speeches


Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Tarzana, CA - May 25

Temple Anshee Sholom, Olympia Fields (Chicago), IL - April 30-May 1

• Jewish Federation of Rochester - Rochester NY, April 9, 2010

Randolph-Macon College - Lynchburg VA, March 8-9, 2010
“Sports, Race and DNA”


• Kansas City Jewish Community Center - Kansas City MO, November 3, 2009
"Abraham’s Children"

• Center for Practical Bioethics - Kansas City MO, November 2, 2009
“Genetics Testing and Jewish Identity: Do Our Genes Tell Us Who We Area?

• Institute for Adult Jewish Studies - Woodbury NY, October 26, 2009
"Abraham’s Children"

• Woodlands Community Temple Scholar in Residence Program - Wechester County, February 7-8, 2009


• University of Judaism - Brandeis Bardin campus, Ventura County/Simi Valley, December 14, 2008

• Humanistic Congregation Adat Chaverim - Los Angeles CA, December 13, 2008

• Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library - Central Queens YM&YWHA, December 9, 2008

• Temple Shaaray Tefila - New York City, December 8, 2008

• Jewish Federation and Jewish GS of Greater Washington DC - Baltimore MD, November 12, 2008

• Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County - Temple Adat Elohim, November 10, 2008

• University of Judaism - Los Angeles CA, November 9, 2008

• Breman Jewish Heritage Museum of Atlanta - Jewish Genealogical Society of Atlanta, September 21, 2008

• International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Chicago IL, August 20, 2008

• Society for Crypto-Judiac Studies Annual Conference - Phoenix AZ, August 4, 2008

• Bridgeport, CT Jewish Federation - Bridgeport CT, March 30, 2008

• Los Angeles Jewish Genealogical Society - Los Angeles CA, January 26, 2008

• Yom Limmud - San Diego CA, January 25, 2008

Past Speeches


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - April 2001
"Genetics, and Race"

William and Mary University - February 2001
"Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It"

University of Michigan/Dearborn - February 2001 (Taboo)

Virginia Commonwealth University - February 2001 (Taboo)

Michigan Journalism Fellowship , University of Michigan - February 2000
" The Politics of Science"

Wake Forest University - February 2001 (Taboo)

Old Dominion University, President’s Lecture - February 2001 (Taboo)

Skeptic Symposium, Skeptic Society and Magazine, CalTech, CA, Sep 2000 (Taboo)

Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Encino CA, April 2000
"Sports, ‘Race’ and Medicine"

Michigan Journalism Fellowship , University of Michigan - February 2000 (Taboo)

Arizona State University, Exercise Science and Physical Education - March 1999
"Genetics, Race and Sports"

Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU - March 1999
"Ten Years Later: Reassessing NBC’s 1989 documentary Black Athletes: Fact and Fiction’"

Trinity College (CT) Reunion Address, on my book Taboo - June 1999

ESPN SportsZone - April 14, 1998
Moderated Internet discussion on Presidential Town Meeting on Race and Sports

Media, Business and Ethics

Arizona State University College of Management - 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996
"Brand Identity and ‘Social Marketing’"

University of Michigan Business School - 2001, 2000, 1998
"Brand Reputation Management and Ethical Business Practices"

Modonna University (Livonia, MI) Distinguished Lecture Series - 2000
"What’s So Responsible About ‘Socially Responsible’ Business?"

Marian College Convocation Address - February 1999
"Ethics in Business and Journalism: Who Can We Trust?"

University of Evansville Leadership Forum - November 1998
"A Question of Character: The Ethics of a Leader"

Swarthmore College Department of Anthropology, Swarthmore, PA - 1997

Waynesburg (PA) College VIP Forum - November 1997
"Can You Trust The New York Times, Forbes and 60 Minutes?

Bank of Montreal Lecture on Business Ethics, Trent University, Ontario - January 1997
"The Promise and Perils of Cause-Related Marketing"

Georgetown University School of Business, Washington - 1997, 1996

New Jersey Association of Corporate Counsels Annual Meeting - November 1996
Keynote Speaker: "Crisis Management: A Journalist’s Perspective"

Natural Products Expo East ‘96 – Baltimore - June 1996
Featured Speaker: "Business Ethics"

Emory University Goizueta Business School, Atlanta - 1996

Women Executives in Public Relations - Awards for Social Responsibility, NY - June 1996
Keynote: "How to Make Social Marketing Socially Responsible"

Georgia State University College of Business Administration, Atlanta - 1996

Loyola University School of Business Administration, Chicago - 1996

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Chicago - 1996

Indiana University Graduate School of Business, Bloomington, IN - 1996

University of Georgia Terry Graduate School of Business, Athens, GA - 1996, 1995

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) - 1995, 1993, 1992

Media Watch and Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR);
"Media & Disinformation: Democracy in Crisis," Chicago - 1995

Society of Environmental Journalists, "Greenwashing and the Use of the Environment in Advertising and Public Relations," Cambridge, MA - 1995

National Association for Biomedical Research, Washington, DC - 1995
Featured Speaker: "Vivisecting the Anti-Vivisectionist Movement"

Association of Management International Conference, Vancouver - 1995

Bentley College of Business Ethics, Boston - 1995

Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management, Boston - 1995

DePaul University Institute for Business & Professional Ethics, Chicago - 1995

Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration, New York - 1995

Loyola University Center for Values in Business, Chicago - 1995

MIT, Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development, Cambridge, MA - 1995

New England Social Investment Forum, Boston - 1995

The Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK - 1995

Social Investment Organization International Conference, Vancouver - 1995

Students for Responsible Business, 3rd Annual Conference, Berkeley - 1995

Trinity College Departments of Public Policy, Religion and Philosophy, Hartford - 1995

University of Denver Daniels College of Business Administration, Denver - 1995

University of Greenwich School of Environmental Science, London, UK - 1995

University of Massachusetts/Boston School of Management, Boston - 1995

University of Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK - 1995

VanCity Savings Credit Union, Vancouver - 1995

Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia - 1995

Journalism Lecturer/Adjunct Professor

University of Evansville, Leadership Council -1998

University of Michigan School of Film and Television - 1998

Irvine Valley [CA] College, Adjunct Professor of Journalism - 1995, 1994

New York University, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Grad. School of Journalism - 1991

Indiana University School of Journalism, Bloomington - 1996

George Mason University, Department of Communication, Fairfax - 1995

Oglethorpe University (Atlanta), School of Liberal Arts - 1995

Utah State University, Department of Communication - 1995

William Paterson College, Department of Communication - 1993

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism - 1992

University of Michigan, Department of Journalism - 1982

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