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::
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.
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
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
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
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - April 2001
"Genetics, and Race"
William and Mary University - February 2001
"Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why Were 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, Presidents 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 NBCs 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
"Whats 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 Journalists 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