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Date and Location

November 13, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
L-166 Iop Conference Room

Contact

617-495-1360
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Join us for a Pizza and Politics with featuring Rohini Kosoglu, Former
Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the
Vice President, the White House; Policy Fellow, Stanford HAI and IOP Spring 2020 Resident Fellow.Kosoglu
recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic
Policy Advisor to the Vice President. In this role, Kosoglu became the
first Asian American woman to hold this position. She led and promoted
initiatives on behalf of the President and Vice President to strengthen
democracy, advance gender and racial equity, and create economic
mobility for millions of American workers and families. Kosoglu also
served as a key advisor during the creation and implementation of the
American Rescue Plan, including the national response to the COVID-19
crisis, the CHIPS Act, the AI Bill of Rights, the bipartisan
infrastructure law and the Cancer Moonshot. On behalf of the Vice
President, she helped forge a number of public-private partnerships in
the White House, ultimately driving billions of private sector dollars
towards national priorities of the President and Vice President and
leveraged the strengths of both the government and private-sector. Vice
President Harris praised Kosoglu as “a brilliant and trusted leader” who
“brought vision, strategic judgement, and a depth of experience as our
Administration has addressed some of the most urgent challenges facing
our nation.”Kosoglu’s career in the United States Congress has
also included over a decade of leadership positions crafting social,
economic, and technology policy initiatives with senior Democratic
Senators, including U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and U.S.
Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Notably, Kosoglu was a key
negotiator during the passage of the historic Affordable Care Act. She
also was a lead negotiator and drafter during the reform of the Food and
Drug Administration which led to landmark designations for approval of
innovative drugs and devices, known today as Breakthrough Therapies and
Breakthrough Devices, respectively, as well as laws to strengthen
patient-centered care in the 21st Century Cures Act.Kosoglu was a
former resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of
Politics and received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the
University of Michigan and a master’s degree from George Washington
University. She serves on several nonprofit boards and advises across
the public and private sectors.

Speakers and Presenters

​Rohini Kosoglu

Organizer