As President Barack Obama’s longest-serving senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett has helped shape the past decade of US political history.

At this event, she reflects on her time working with President Obama and looks to the future of US domestic politics and foreign policy in the run up to the United States presidential election in 2020, as well as the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the 21st century.


Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to Barack Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs (2009-17)

Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Head, US and the Americas Programme and Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House