His Royal Highness Prince Talal bin Muhammad is one of the world's most distinguished, experienced and multi-faceted experts on global affairs today. He is Special Advisor to King Abdullah II of Jordan, serving as his most trusted counsel on critical intelligence, military and foreign policy issues. Previously, he was National Security Advisor to the late King Hussein, cementing his unprecedented credentials and skills as the Director of Jordan's first-ever National Security Council. Personally selected by the King to establish the agency, Prince Talal garnered wide accolades for creating an elite organization that effectively fused intelligence and operations. He also served as King Hussein's key diplomatic envoy to the U.S. during one of the most significant periods in Jordan's history.
An adroit statesman and brilliant strategist, Prince Talal has been instrumental in many historic events including the Jordan-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1994 and U.S. diplomatic missions following the 1991 Gulf War. He has briefed and advised presidents, prime ministers, and other world leaders on issues of vital import and skillfully navigated negotiations and resolutions affecting nations and citizens across the globe. With an extraordinary career serving two of the world's most eminent leaders during times of epic change and events, Prince Talal's vast experience, astute intellect and incomparable acumen provide an unmatched depth and breadth to his penetrating insight and fresh perspective of contemporary complex geo-political issues. With the world's eyes on the continually evolving events in the Middle East, there is no one more compelling, convivial, authentic, and thought-provoking to educate and engage audiences than Prince Talal.