February 2, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm


A virtual event featuring Washington Post political reporter, Robert Costa, on his upcoming book, Peril, co-authored with investigative reporter, Robert Woodward. 

*A free copy of Peril will be provided to all attendees of the event*


The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr., stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But as # 1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis. Peril reveals for the first time that the events of January 6 were a national security emergency—the scope and reverberations of that day were felt globally.

For Peril, Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—the equivalent of 20 full-length books that was ultimately reduced to one fast-paced volume that provides a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink.

This classic study of power and Washington gives unmatched, in-depth reporting and context to Trump’s chaotic final days and Biden’s efforts in their aftermath, taking readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 presidential campaign, the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.


Robert Costa, Journalist, Washington Post

Robert Costa is a national political reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2014. He previously served as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge. He is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Ms. Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, Author, Lawyer 

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie has over thirty years of leadership experience in human rights, social justice, education equity, child advocacy and communications. She is a lawyer, author, philanthropist, former television executive and community leader. Leslie is a member of the International Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch (HRW), where she is Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is also the Past Co-Chair of HRW’s Los Angeles Committee.


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