A dynamic and experienced public speaker who has inspired audiences of all ages in the United States and Europe
"Huge success." "Outstanding speaker."
While he is best known for his pioneering work on the Monuments Men, Robert Edsel draws on his past experiences as a competitive tennis player and later the founder of Gemini Exploration, an oil and gas company that pioneered the use of horizontal drilling technology, to speak to audiences on a variety of lecture topics. He has spoken before more than 65,000 people these past twenty years. Presentations are customized to suit the needs and interests of each audience. Lively Q&A sessions are a hallmark of his engagements.
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Past Events Gallery
[The] event attracted the largest crowd we have seen to date for a presentation by an author or filmmaker. Robert is a polished speaker who can expound on an intriguing topic that is appealing to many audiences.
Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, President & CEO,
The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
Some Past Events
Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach
SMU Tate Lecture Series, Dallas
State Department – Ralph J. Bunche Library Series, Washington D.C.
The Citadel, Charleston
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago
The Army and Navy Club, Washington D.C.
VFW Convention, Reno
Yale University, New Haven
Colgate University, Hamilton
Kent State University, North Canton
University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas
University of South Florida, Tampa
Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, Richmond
Mississippi University for Women, Columbus
Women’s Institute, Houston
Theta Charity Antiques Show, Houston
Brewster Ladies Library, Brewster
Town Halls / Rotary Clubs
Kansas City Rotary Club
Omaha Town Hall
Town Halls South, Pittsburgh
San Joaquin Valley Town Hall
Denver Town Hall
Tulsa Town Hall
Seven Hills School, Cincinnati
Mountain Brook High School, Birmingham
The Kinkaid School, Houston
Keith Country Day School, Rockford
Cristo Rey, Dallas College Preparatory School, Dallas
Alliance of American Museums (AAM), Washington, D.C.
Barbara Bush Foundation Celebration of Reading
American History Teachers, Independence
Virginal Historical Society, Richmond
Bohemian Club, San Francisco
Jewish Public Library, Montreal (Canada)
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
Temple Israel, Minneapolis
Dallas Holocaust Museum
The Jewish Federations of Sarasota-Manatee
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
National World War II Museum, New Orleans
Art Institute of Chicago
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene
Vatican Museums (Vatican City)
Brera Picture Gallery, Milan (Italy)
Church of Santa Croce, Florence (Italy)