Donna Brazile to Speak at Furman University

February 1, 2009

GREENVILLE, SC – Political commentator and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile will lecture at Furman University Monday, Feb. 16 in McAlister Auditorium as part of Black Awareness Month.

Her topic will be “The Shifting American Political Landscape or Cultural Wars: Who’s Winning the Public Policy Debate.” There will be a question-and-answer session and book signing after the lecture.

The event, sponsored by the Student League for Black Culture, Residence Life Council and College Democrats, is free and open to the public.

Brazile, who was campaign manager for Al Gore’s presidential bid in 2000, is the first African American woman to lead a major presidential campaign. She worked on numerous national and state campaigns and chairs the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute.

She appears on CNN as a political commentator and on ABC News as a political consultant. She can be heard on NPR’s “Political Corner” and is a syndicated columnist. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

A native of New Orleans, Brazile is on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, established to help in the state’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

She is founder and director of Brazile and Associates, a political consulting and grassroots advocacy firm based in the District of Columbia. Brazile wrote a political memoir, “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics,” and is co-author of “What We Do Now.”

For more information, contact Furman’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at 864-294-3104.