On January 30th 2019, Canada 2020 and the Ryerson Leadership Lab will host former Senior Speechwriter to President Barack Obama, Sarada Peri, in Ottawa for a free, public event.
In today’s fragmented media landscape, populist forces on the left and right continue to gain steam in the western world.
Join us in the Canada 2020 Studio to hear Sarada’s reflections on how to meet populist forces head-on, and how words can still unite in an era of division.
Currently a speechwriter, communications strategist, and Visiting Global Fellow with the Ryerson Leadership Lab, Sarada Peri served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter to President Barack Obama. A recovering policy wonk, Sarada worked on Capitol Hill as lead education and health care policy advisor to former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America.
Registration is free and open to the public. Space is limited.