Speaking Topics

  • Leadership and Service
  • Building Peace and Promoting Human Rights
  • Custom addresses for colleges and universities, conferences, award ceremonies, etc.

Mr. Dambach is a knowledgeable and inspirational speaker at local, national and International events and on college campuses on the topics of leadership, service, building peace, and creating climates of respect to improve organizations and increase productivity. His TEDx Talk, Why Not Peace, received rave reviews. It went viral on Facebook, and it is being used in many university classes.

Dambach was a featured speaker at the Rotary International Peace Symposium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at the Victims Voices Conference in Kampala, Uganda. He gave the Peace Corps Human Rights Day Lecture in a dialogue with the Director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and he was featured in the Great Names Lecture Series sponsored by the Bethesda Jewish Congregation. He was a keynote speaker for the National Congress of Student Government Associations, and he gave the opening address for the Principia College Public Affairs Conference on Peacebuilding. He was a top rated speaker at the International Platform Association; he was the featured speaker for honors graduates at Oklahoma State University, and he presented the graduation address for the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.  He has lectured at Harvard Law School, College of William and Mary, Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, American University, Rice University, Stanford University, etc.

At times he is joined by extraordinary young leaders Maikel Nabil and Victor Ochen. Nabil and Ochen are among the youngest Africans ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Thirty year old Nabil was a leading figure in the Egyptian youth movement with a massive blog following. While in prison during the 2011 uprising, Nabil endured a widely publicized hunger strike of 130 days. Now living in the US, he continues to be an articulate and inspiring advocate for peace, justice and human rights. At age 35, Ochen is the UN Ambassador for Peace and Justice. He was born and raised in a displaced person’s camp in Northern Uganda and survived an attack by the Lord’s Resistance Army. He created the award winning African Youth Initiative Network, and Forbes Magazine has named him among the ten most powerful people in Africa. He addresses major conferences and assemblies worldwide, and he gave the opening address for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in 2016.

Past Speaking Engagements

“For the first time in human history, we are learning how to prevent war and build peace.”

TEDx Talk
John Hopkins University
Washington, DC Campus

Citizen Engagement to Build Peace
Rotary International, Peace Symposium
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Can You Change the World?
Oklahoma State University, Difficult Dialogues Lecture
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Bending History for Peace
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Great Names Lecture
Bethesda, Maryland

Reconciliation for Sustainable Peace
African Youth Initiatives Network, Victims Voices Conference
Kampala, Uganda

A Conversation with Chic Dambach
Dialogue with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet in Honor of Human Rights Day
US Peace Corps
Washington, DC

Civil Society in a Civilized Society
International Platform Association
Global Peace Award Acceptance Address
Washington, DC

A Life of Purpose, A Life of Service
Oklahoma State University
Distinguished Alumnus Award Acceptance Address
Stillwater, OK

The Exponential Impact of a Worthington Education Worthington (Ohio) Schools
Distinguished Alumnus Award Acceptance Address
Worthington, OH

Building a Pathway to Peace
George Mason University, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Graduation Address
Fairfax, VA

Opening Address and co-emcee
Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations
Washington, DC

Effective Citizen Engagement in Building Peace
OSHER Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

NGOs and Diplomats in Partnership
U.S. Department of State National Town Meeting
Washington, DC

Peace as Good Policy: Peacebuilding’s New Place in the Diplomatic Tool Kit
University of Wisconsin, Great Decisions Program
Milwaukee, WI

Exhaust the Limits
Student Peace Alliance
National Conference Opening Address
Georgetown, Texas