Donna Brazile to speak at U. of C. next week

Staff Writer

Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist and former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is slated to speak at the University of Chicago’s, Institute of Politics (IOP) on Monday, Nov. 13.

Fred Hochberg, former chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank will lead the discussion with Brazile that will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., Hochberg is a resident fellow at the IOP this quarter.

Brazile was the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign.

In 2000, she served as campaign manager for Al Gore and has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000.

She is an author, adjunct professor, syndicated columnist, and television commentator as well as a sought-after public speaker. Brazile has lectured at 125 universities across the country over the span of her career.

Her new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House” was officially released on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Tickets to reserve a spot for the event appear to be sold out, however there is a waitlist available. To find out more information visit the IOP’s website,