Sarah Hurwitz

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
02:00pm EDT

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Originally scheduled for July 29,2020 at 2 p.m.

"God, Politics and Lessons Learned from a Jewish Journey in the White House and Beyond”

Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and then serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. She worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses and traveled with her across America and to five continents.   

Before working at the White House, Sarah was a senior speechwriter for President Obama’s 2008 campaign; chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign; deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign; deputy chief speechwriter for General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign; and a speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa.  Sarah was also a lawyer at the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale.   

Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and she was a spring 2017 Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.  She is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).