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Hadassah Lieberman: The Immigrant Who Conquered the American Dream

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 12:45 pm PST

Born in Prague to Holocaust survivors, Hadassah Lieberman and her family immigrated from the Czech Republic to the United States in 1949. She went on to earn a BA from Boston University in government and dramatics and an MA in international relations and American government from Northeastern University. She built a career devoted largely to public health that has included positions at Lehman Brothers, Pfizer, and the National Research Council. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Joe Lieberman, a US senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president with Al Gore and would go on to run for president.

Join Hadassah for a conversation about her extraordinary life: from her family’s experience in Eastern Europe to their move to Massachusetts; forging her career; experiencing divorce; and, following her remarriage, her life on the national political stage. From her own lived experiences as an immigrant, an American Jew, and a working mother, she speaks to many of the major issues of our time, from immigration to anti-Semitism to gender politics.

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