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Huma Abedin on Public Service and Private Legacies
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Program
8 p.m. Book-signing
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Join Asia Society Texas for a rare convergence of our signature Women's Leadership Series and Muslim Series as we welcome Huma Abedin to share moments from her recent bestselling memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds.
Known as the longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin has traveled around the world and been witness to many significant moments in politics since she began her college internship in the First Lady’s office in 1996. Abedin will speak about her career in public service, as well as her family, faith, and the fortitude that carried her through a full and complex life — from her childhood in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. with Indian and Pakistani parents to her own journey as a Muslim woman in a high-pressure, high-profile career under intense media scrutiny.
Books preordered through Asia Society Texas will be available for pick-up at the event. Books will also be available for purchase at the event and there will be an on-site book-signing following the program.
About the Speaker
Huma Abedin has spent her entire career in public service and national politics, beginning as an intern in First Lady Hillary Clinton’s office in 1996. After four years in the White House, she worked in the U.S. Senate as Senior Advisor to Senator Clinton and was Traveling Chief of Staff for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Huma served as Vice Chair of Hillary for America in 2016, resulting in the first woman elected nominee of a major political party. She currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff. Born in the United States and raised in Saudi Arabia, Huma moved back to the U.S. in 1993. She lives in New York City with her son, Jordan. She is the New York Times best-selling author of Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds.
About the Moderator
ABC’s award-winning journalist Melanie Lawson currently serves as co-anchor of Live at 5, and Channel 13's midday show, Eyewitness News at 11am. Melanie has covered virtually every city, state, and national election during her career. She has traveled to Cuba, Panama, and Africa, among other places. She has won numerous awards for her reporting, including an Emmy for her coverage of President Clinton's visit to South Africa, the only local reporter in the nation to make that trip. Melanie has interviewed a wide range of notables, including three U.S. Presidents, Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, poet Maya Angelou, Grammy Award winners Destiny's Child, and former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, among many others. She received her undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University, and a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University. She is admitted to both the Texas and New York State Bars.
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About the Muslim Series
Through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes Asia Society’s breadth of programming opportunities, this series explores the artistic talents and stories of American Muslims to inspire our community to better understand one another.
For information about sponsoring the Muslim Series and other programs like this one, please contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at JStephenson@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9909.
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