On November 6, 2019, the NYU McSilver Institute, the Haitian Roundtable and community co-sponsors will host an invitation-only armchair discussion and book signing with political analyst Karine Jean-Pierre about her book, Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America (Hanover Square Press).
Moving Forward is an inspiring memoir and call to action which chronicles her experiences—from growing up in New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House and charting a path for others to help change the face of politics.
Ms. Jean-Pierre is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn.org and an NBC and MSNBC political analyst. She teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Jean-Pierre previously served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President. She also served as Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, before which she was Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs. In New York, Jean-Pierre managed Letitia James’ successful campaign for New York City Public Advocate; was Press Secretary to Rep. Anthony Weiner; and served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative and Budget Affairs for two New York City Council Members.
Proud of her roots, she was inducted into the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers by The Haitian Roundtable in 2015.
The moderator for this signature event will be Vladimir Duthiers, Correspondent for CBS News and CBS This Morning, who was inducted to the 1804 List in 2016.