An Evening with Polis Distinguished Fellows Huma Abedin and Reggie Love 

Wednesday, April 5, at 5:30pm

Rubenstein Library, 153 Holsti–Anderson Family Assembly Room

Join Polis: Center for Politics for an evening with Distinguished Fellows Huma Abedin and Reggie Love (Duke ’05) who will share insights from their lengthy careers in politics and public service.

Huma Abedin currently serves as Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton, and her career has included work as Vice Chair of Hillary for America in 2016, Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of State, Senior Advisor to Senator Clinton, and intern in First Lady Hillary Clinton’s office in 1996.

Reggie Love is a Senior Advisor at Apollo Global Management where he supports and develops strategy for human capital, public engagement, and DE&I initiatives. From 2009-2011, he served at the White House as personal aide to President Barack Obama; and before that, he worked on Senator Obama’s staff. Reggie is a 2005 graduate of Duke University where he majored in political science and served as captain of the Men’s Basketball Team under Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Huma and Reggie will reflect on how they have worked to make a difference in the world despite an increasingly complex political environment and share insights from their respective memoirs, Both/And and Power Forward.

Location: Rubenstein Library in the 153 Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (411 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27705)
Visitor parking can be found at the Bryan Center Lot / Parking Garage 4 located off of Science Drive near the Bryan Center.

About Huma Abedin

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 bestselling author of BOTH/AND: A Life in Many Worlds.

About Reggie Love

Reggie Love is a Senior Advisor at Apollo Global Management. Reggie’s responsibilities include supporting and developing strategy for human capital, public engagement and DE&I initiatives. 

Reggie previously served as Partner at RON Transatlantic EG from 2012-2019, an international financial holding company with interests in the financial services, logistics, energy, industrial and beer sectors in the United States, Latin America and Europe. The group, via its portfolio companies, encompasses assets under management and revenues of over $14 billion. Mr. Love’s work at the firm focused on financial services and energy investments. 

Prior to joining Transatlantic, Reggie served at the White House as personal aide to President Barack Obama from 2009-2011, where he was responsible for assisting with the coordination and completion of the President’s daily schedule as well as coordinating with other White House offices to set up long and medium range planning. Love moved to the District of Columbia in 2006 to work for then Senator Obama after short stints in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. 

Love is a graduate of Duke University, holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Power Forward, My Presidential Education, which is a collection of stories and principles learned during his time working for President Obama and being a captain for the all-time most winning NCAA coach, Mike Krzyzewski.

Love also serves on the boards of Cox Media Group, Blade Air Mobility, National Summer Learning Association, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Organizing for Action, Military Bowl Committee, Teamworks, and The New Renaissance.

About the Polis Distinguished Fellows Program

The Polis Distinguished Fellows Program honors extraordinary leadership in politics and public service.  Fellows join the campus community for a semester to share their expertise and help generate rich discussions that can inspire innovative solutions for contemporary political problems.

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Date - 04/05/23
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Holsti-Anderson Room, Rubenstein Library

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