Top political strategist Donna Brazile to speak at Clark Feb. 10

Clark University will present “The Shifting American Political Landscape,” a lecture by veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Razzo Hall, at the Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street.

Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University; an author; syndicated columnist; and an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” She is vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee and the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign.

In August 2009, O, The Oprah Magazine chose Brazile as one of its “20 Remarkable Visionaries” for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List.  She was also named among the “100 Most Powerful Women” by Washingtonian magazine, the “Top 50 Women in America” by Essence magazine, and received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement. Her memoir “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics” is currently a best-seller.

A native of New Orleans, Brazile has been working for the full recovery of that city. She is passionate about encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office.

This lecture is sponsored by Clark’s Political Science Department, Speaker’s Forum, Dean of the College, and the Office of Intercultural Affairs. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 508-793-7671.

Since its founding in 1887, Clark University in Worcester, Mass., has a history of challenging convention. As an innovative liberal arts college and research university, Clark’s world-class faculty lead a community of creative thinkers and passionate doers and offer a range of expertise, particularly in the areas of psychology, geography, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. Clark’s students, faculty and alumni embody the Clark motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.

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