During her eight years in The White House, Sarah Hurwitz served as chief speechwriter for first lady Michelle Obama and senior speechwriter for president Barack Obama. Prior to her work with the Obamas, Hurwitz worked with Hillary Clinton during her nomination campaign against Obama, and, before this, with Senator John Kerry. Few have worked closer to political rhetoric, tactics, powerhouses and political communication than she has.  Attorney Hurwitz has worked so intimately with Michelle Obama that she knows how she thinks and speaks, and she hears the First Lady’s voice in her head when writing her speeches. During the Nordic Media Festival, Hurwitz will discuss her time in The White House, how she wrote some of the most famous political speeches in recent years, and what she thinks of political rhetoric in the US today. 


Moderator Speakers
Sarah Hurwitz
(White House speechwriter)