10-29-2010_Gary_RivlinI love talking about my work – and welcome any inquiries about having me visit as a speaker.

If interested in me speaking before your group or at your meeting, please contact
Tom Neilssen / BrightSight Group

 “With a quick wit and a knack for insight, Gary Rivlin illuminates new perspectives on complex policy issues.  He tells engaging tales from his journey exploring the underbelly of our economy.”

– New America Foundation’s Reid Cramer


“You were the highlight of our conference.”

– Kate Little after I gave a keynote at a housing conference she organized in Atlanta


Here I’m talking with Terry Gross of “Fresh Air”: “Turning Poverty Into a Multibillion Dollar Business


Here I’m speaking  with Dave Davies of “Fresh Air”: “Nearly Three Years After Dodd-Frank, Reforms Happen Slowly


And here I’m talking to New York Times book editor, Pamela Paul, about KATRINA: After the Flood

Here’s a talk I gave that was first broadcast on CSPAN on August 29, 2015, which was the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I also was a featured speaker that day at Rising Tide X, an annual conference about the future of New Orleans.

I gave around 20 speeches about the poverty industry in the years after publishing my book, BROKE, USA, including a talk at the Federal Reserve and Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns

Here I’m speaking at the Cleveland City Club.

Here I’m giving a talk at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC