From Being Michelle Obama's Speechwriter to Writing a Book About Judaism
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After serving for eight years in the White House, including as First Lady Michelle Obama's head speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz decided to write a book -- about Judaism...and no one is more surprised than she is. In this conversation, Hurwitz will offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to write speeches for a beloved global icon in the White House, and she'll talk about how she found surprisingly modern wisdom, meaning, and spirituality in her ancient religious tradition.
More about Sarah:
From 2009 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz served as a White House speechwriter, first for President Barack Obama and then as the chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Hurwitz worked with Mrs. Obama to craft a number of widely acclaimed addresses, including her 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention speeches and her political speeches during the 2016 campaign cycle. She also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls.
During the 2008 presidential primary, Hurwitz was the chief speechwriter for Senator Hillary Clinton from early 2007 until her concession in June of 2008. Prior to working on the Clinton and Obama campaigns, she was was a speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin, General Wesley Clark, Senator John Kerry, and was a lawyer at the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale. Hurwitz is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and is currently a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.
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