Finding My Voice: my journey to the West Wing and the path forward

                                                                                                                                    Hosted by the US Centre

                                                                                                                                    Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building


                                                                                                                                    Valerie Jarrett

                                                                                                                                    Valerie Jarrett


                                                                                                                                    Professor Peter Trubowitz

                                                                                                                                    Professor Peter Trubowitz

                                                                                                                                    Join?Valerie Jarrett,?Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama in conversation with LSE's Peter Trubowitz about her new book.

                                                                                                                                    When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama’s trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who “got” him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room–in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else–when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice.

                                                                                                                                    Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) was the Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for his eight years in office. She now serves as a Senior Advisor to both the Obama Foundation and Attn:, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and President of the Board of When We All Vote. Her book, Finding My Voice, debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers list this year.

                                                                                                                                    Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Department Head of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs.

                                                                                                                                    The LSE's?United States Centre?(@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.

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