(New Orleans) — One of America’s best-known political consultants, James Carville, will speak to students, faculty and staff at Dillard University in the Samuel DuBois Cook Theater on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 6 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“In the aftermath of this historical election, it is important for Dillard students to engage with nationally recognized political analysts, such as Mr. Carville, who have keen insight on American politics and truly understand the dynamics and the epic challenges,” said Marshall Stevenson, the Dean of Dillard University’s Division of Social Sciences.
Carville is expected to lecture for about an hour before taking questions from the audience. There will be a VIP reception afterwards.
Carville, who now lives in New Orleans and teaches political science at Tulane University, has a long list of electoral successes. Admirers and critics agree that he has a knack or gift, if you will, for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. Carville guided William Jefferson Clinton to the White House in 1992. The next year, he was honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants for his leadership of Clinton’s fearsome and intense “War Room” at campaign headquarters in Little Rock, AK.
Carville is considered “a jack of all trades.” He is also an author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker, restaurateur and teacher. Carville is married to Mary Matalin, former Assistant to President George W. Bush and Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. They have two daughters.