Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Donna Brazile & Margaret Hoover

Posted On October 3, 2016
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Spotlight Programs Board at Georgia State University will continue its 2016-2017 Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 with Donna Brazile and Margaret Hoover. The pair will discuss the political climate and the issues surrounding the general election that will occur in November.

Donna Brazile is a Democratic political strategist, author and television political commentator. She currently serves as the interim National Chair for the Democratic National Convention. She began her political involvement at the age of nine and has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. In 2014, President Obama appointed Ms. Brazile to serve on the board of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ms. Brazile has traveled to speak at over 185 colleges and universities across the country on topics including “Race Relations in the Age of Obama, “Why Diversity Matters” and “Women in American Politics.”

Margaret Hoover is a best-selling author and host of SiriusXM’s daily show, “Get It Right with Margaret Hoover” which features pop culture, entertainment and politics. She is a CNN political contributor, LGBT activist and veteran of the Bush Administration White House. Ms. Hoover is the president of American Unity Fund, an organization that works for full freedom and equality for LGBT Americans by working with conservative legislators and leaders. She has previously served as a Fox News personality and starred for four years on the O’Reilly Factor’s highest rated segment, Culture Warrior. Ms. Hoover was raised in Colorado and has lived in China, Mexico, Bolivia and Taiwan. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children.

The event will be moderated by law professor Tanya Washington from the Georgia State University College of Law. Her research and scholarship focuses on issues related to educational equity, domestic relations, race and children’s constitutional rights. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Send questions in advance to the program with #AskProfW.

All Georgia State University students are invited to attend the free event, which will take place at 3 p.m. October 11 in the Student Center East Ballroom. Faculty, staff and guests will be permitted on a standby basis. Doors for the event will open at 2 p.m. Priority seating is given to Georgia State students. Limited seating is available. Live streaming is available through the Student Life offices on each individual campus. Please contact those offices directly for more information.

For details about this event, please refer to Spotlight Programs Board, or visit Spotlight on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GSUSpotlight.

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