Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President Bush as administrator of the EPA from January 2001 until June 2003. She was the 50th governor of the state of New Jersey, serving as its first female governor from 1994 until 2001.
Valerie Jarrett is former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and former chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Currently she serves as a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and president of the board of When We All Vote, a nonpartisan not-for-profit focused on voter registration.
As president of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa and is known worldwide as a leading advocate for freedom, peace, justice, women’s empowerment and democratic rule.
After leaving her position at the U.S. State Department for family reasons, and returning to an academic career that gave her more time with her family, Slaughter began to question the feminist narrative she grew up with.
Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations
Her book, “Knowing the Adversary” explores how and why civilian leaders and intelligence organizations select and interpret an adversary’s signals of intentions differently.
Jonathan Alter, reporter and executive producer of the new Amazon Prime political comedy series, “Alpha House”; Juliet Eilperin ’92, White House correspondent at the Washington Post; “Alpha House” actor Mark Consuelos; and WWS' Julian Zelizer discuss the show and how it relates to real life.