Inside the Obama Years: A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett
Yohannes Abraham
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
Director, White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, (2009 –2017)

Yohannes Abraham
IOP Fall 2017 Resident Fellow
Former Senior Advisor, National Economic Council

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and former Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, Valerie Jarrett and Former Senior Advisor to the National Economic Council and IOP Resident Fellow Yohannes Abraham discuss the transition into office in 2008, the nature of Ms. Jarrett’s role as senior advisor, making the decision to put troops in harms way, Ms. Jarrett’s motivation during the tough times in office, and questions from the audience.

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