Social activist, public figure, and author Monica Lewinsky will join us for an intimate conversation in the Hawthorne Barn with Emmy Award–winning journalist and NBC host Ari Melber. Together, they will reflect on matters both public and private related to the culture of bullying and how public perspective on women’s stories has evolved in the #MeToo era. And as a one time key witness in the Ken Starr investigation of President Clinton, Lewinsky will share her unique (and very timely) insights on how an independent counsel probe of the White House works.
*Note: This event will be completely off-record meaning no video or audio recording devices will be permitted.
Monica Lewinsky Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a consultant and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women. Her 2015 TED talk, “The Price of Shame,” has been viewed nearly 14 million times. She has also spoken at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and given the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions. In her national work against bullying, Lewinsky created the campaigns #ClickWithCompassion and #DefyTheName. She is a founding board member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation, an advisory board member of Project Rockit, and an ambassador for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Program and Bystander Revolution.
Ari Melber, an attorney and writer, is the host of “The Beat with Ari Melber,” which airs nightly on MSNBC at 6:00 p.m. EST. He also serves as MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent and an NBC News legal analyst. Melber received a 2016 Emmy Award for his reporting on the Supreme Court.