Author Talk: ‘American Reboot’
In his book, American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done, WILL HURD provides a bold political playbook for today’s most pressing issues. Hurd offers valuable insights on politics, leadership, and governance informed by his time in the CIA and as an elected official. In this conversation guided by American Reboot, Hurd presents actionable, unifying strategies for policy, economic empowerment, and America’s future.
Election Outlook with Will Hurd
Former U.S. House Representative and CIA officer WILL HURD joins the discussions surrounding the upcoming election, addressing groups both from his individual perspective and in conversation with other political experts. Hurd’s deep experiences in public service and industry position him to speak in detail about the current topics of debate, and his bipartisan track record ensure a productive conversation.
Cybersecurity & AI: Keeping Your Digital Assets Safe
As a former undercover CIA officer, WILL HURD is an expert in national security. Called on to serve on the board of OpenAI for his work on AI in the public sector, he is a champion for emerging AI technologies. Hurd wrote the first national strategy on AI, held the first Congress hearing on AI, and published the first Presidential Plan for AI. Seeing cybersecurity as the next major domain of conflict, Hurd shares his expertise to assist individuals and organizations in maintaining the highest level of security possible for their sensitive data. He draws on his experiences with cybersecurity across the private and public sectors to advise on best practices, break down digital innovations, and address the impact of regulatory policies on tech tools.
The Future of Politics: Tomorrow’s United GOP
Former Republican House Representative WILL HURD is known for his effective bipartisan approach to realizing legislation. Hurd was recognized by the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) as one of the “Top 10 Most Effective Republican Lawmakers” in the U.S. House. While serving in Congress, Politico named Hurd “the Future of the GOP.” He spearheaded signing more substantive legislation into law in three terms than most politicians do in three decades. He was a candidate for the GOP's 2024 Presidential nomination. Drawing on his tenure in Congress, he shares what is coming next in D.C. and his thoughts on how to move the country forward as a united nation.
National Security & Foreign Affairs
As a former undercover CIA officer, former U.S. Representative WILL HURD has been solving some of the most pressing national security issues facing the U.S. for two decades. Drawing on his expertise, he helps organizations put threats into context and identifies where we should be focusing now to ensure our security in the decades to come. Audiences value his insights on national security and foreign affairs, shaped by his time in the CIA and the government.
Will Hurd deepens political understanding as Harvard IOP Resident Fellow
Former U.S. House Representative and CIA officer WILL HURD joins the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) as a Resident Fellow, where he will foster critical discussion across ideological boundaries. Sharing perspectives forged from his deep experiences in both the public and private sectors, Hurd hopes that by engaging with political discussion on campuses, he will inspire students to pursue a life of public service. Hurd engages listeners with the most difficult topics of today, including diplomacy and statecraft, governing in a divided America, national political parties, judiciary affairs, and policy development.
Former Congressman Will Hurd’s book ‘American Reboot’ offers a bold playbook for the future of politics through bipartisanship
Former U.S. House Representative and CIA officer WILL HURD has written a bold playbook for the nation’s political future: American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done. Hurd is a leading voice for bipartisanship, inclusivity, and finding unity in the face of divisive issues. An expert at putting policy over politics, Hurd is known for passing more legislation in three terms than most lawmakers manage in decades. He was a candidate for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. His effective bipartisan efforts earned him the title of “the future of the GOP” from Politico. Hurd provides a clear-eyed path forward for the U.S. grounded in what he calls pragmatic idealism—a concept forged from enduring American values of rationalism, hard work, and achievement.
In American Reboot, Hurd takes on the most pressing issues facing U.S. today, drawing on his remarkable experience to present an inspiring roadmap to a brighter future. Mapping out a vision for values-driven leadership, economic empowerment, and the future of the U.S., Hurd offers powerful insights and threat analysis relevant for organizations and individuals.
Former OpenAI board member Will Hurd sees cybersecurity as the next major domain of conflict
A former board member of OpenAI, WILL HURD offers insights and candid commentary from the cutting edge of digital security technology. Hurd is often sought for his opinion on AI regulation, publishing op-eds in major news outlets such as Politico. His deep experience in issues of digital security is informed by his past work in the public sector as a former undercover CIA officer and Congressman, representing two decades of U.S. decision-making on vital digital security issues. Also an AI expert, Hurd wrote the first national strategy on AI, held the first Congress hearing on AI, and published the first Presidential Plan for AI.
Known for his rational, pragmatic approach to the most pressing issues of today, Hurd presents a roadmap to digital security for individuals and organizations, leveraging the latest in AI and technological breakthroughs. From blockchain to tokenization, Hurd breaks down the real-world impact of emerging digital security technology on industry, government, and global affairs.
The Honorable Will Hurd is a devoted husband and acclaimed author. He has led a diverse career as an intelligence officer, cybersecurity executive, congressman, artificial intelligence policy pioneer, investment banker, and presidential candidate. A San Antonio native and the youngest of three siblings, Will earned his Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University.
In his 20s, serving overseas in the CIA, Will stopped our enemies from trying to blow us up, steal our secrets and bring dirty bombs into America. In his 30s he helped build a cybersecurity company called FusionX, where he prevented our adversaries from stealing our money, poisoning our water, and disrupting our electrical grid. In Congress, he dealt with forces trying to undermine our democratic institutions. While in his early 40s through his roles as a Managing Director at Allen & Company, on the Board of OpenAI, and as a Trustee of the German Marshall Fund he was in the vanguard of technology, national security, and public policy ensuring America stayed the most powerful country in the world. As a presidential candidate in his late 40s, Will introduced groundbreaking AI policies, innovative solutions to our border crisis, and strategies to win the New Cold War with China.
Will, known for his love of movies, Tex-Mex cuisine, national parks, the San Antonio Spurs, and most importantly his awesome wife, has been lauded as “the most interesting man in Congress,” “the real deal,” and “the kind of public servant we need today.” Will is committed to forging a brighter and more resilient world for future generations.