Center for Strategic Communication

Coming Together to Stop Slavery

Today at the White House, we convened the 10th annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Secretary of State Kerry led the meeting, which was attended by Cabinet secretaries and representatives from agencies...

Lloyd Austin to Lead U.S. Central Command

Ed. note: The full text of the op-ed by Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett is printed below. The piece is published today on BET.com and can be found HERE.  Today, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command,...

No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence

Ed. note: This article by Valerie Jarrett was first published on the Huffington Post. You can read it here. On Friday, March 8th at 3:45 p.m. ET, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and...

Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Editor's note: This post was originally published on HuffingtonPost.com. Earlier today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. Chuck Hagel is uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense. He is a...