From Heartland to White House: A Dialogue on Democracy with Preeta Bansal

Carrie Newcomer and Parker Palmer talk with Preeta about the inner work of democracy. A constitutional lawyer from Harvard Law School, Preeta served as General Counsel in the Obama White House, where she played a major role in the Office of Management and Budget following the financial collapse of 2008. Preeta has now returned to her childhood hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, where she is expressing her life-long call to public service via ServiceSpace, a fascinating international network of citizens who engage in grassroots volunteerism for the common good. We think you will find her ideas about the citizen role in U.S. democracy as engaging and challenging as we did!