Cecilia Muñoz is an American political advisor. She served as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, a position she held for five years.
Cecilia Muñoz is the former Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration and currently serves as Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America, a public policy think tank. She joins David to talk about growing up as one of the few Latinas in a Midwestern town, her trailblazing work in civil rights advocacy and journey to the White House, Covid-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color, and more. Her new book, More Than Ready, draws lessons from the challenges she faced as the first Hispanic to serve as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and offers insights to other young women seeking to forge paths of their own.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
For many women in the workplace, especially women of color, obstacles and doubts are often internalized.Cecilia Muñozwas thedirector oftheDomestic Policy Councilunder President Obamaand isnow vicepresident for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America and aseniorfellow at Results for America. Shejoinshost Krys Boyd totalk abouthow to gain confidence, leadership and the respect of the room when you’reinthe minority. Her book is “More Than Ready: Be Strong and Be You…And Other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise.”
Cecilia Muñoz was the director of the White House Policy Council Under Barack Obama, and an expert on immigration policy. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to talk about the mechanics of the Trump administration’s war on immigrants, the future of the Dreamers, and the campaign to abolish I.C.E. Email: ask@slate.comTwitter: @IHaveToAskPod Podcast production by Max Jacobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this inaugural live episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President at New America and former Director of the Domestic Policy Council, about how to leverage technology in the public interest, and what kind of compromise the left should accept on immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Birthdate
Jul 27th, 1962
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
3 hours, 50 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 280035