Vladimir Putin

Sarada Peri, Former Senior Speechwriter for President Obama with Political Strategist Don Guy

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The Changing Nature of Political Communications

Sarada Peri is a speechwriter and communications strategist who has helped top leaders and thinkers from Fortune 50 CEOs to the President of the United States, inspire and persuade audiences. She was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers, where she worked with corporate, political and non profit clients on speechwriting, speech delivery, op eds, books, and message strategy. She was also a member of the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams. A recovering policy wonk, Sarada worked on Capitol Hill as lead education and health care policy advisor to former Senator Mary Landrieu. She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America. Sarada graduated from Tufts University and holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. She is currently a Visiting Global Fellow at the Ryerson Leadership Lab.

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