I recommend listening to Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, narrate her personal and professional life journey in her memoir, Lessons from the Edge (Audible version). On the cutting edge of momentus international events, including the making and unraveling of governments from Somalia to Ukraine, Yovanovitch was also on the leading edge of women serving in the U.S. State Department and civil society abroad. As we consider how close American institutions have come to being subverted by lies, willful ignorance, and insurrection by Trump and his mafia, we at Princeton can be immensely proud of Yovanovitch for summoning the courage to speak truth to corruption and to embolden others to follow her example. 

Susanna Badgley Place ’75
Milton, Mass.