ABC News contributor and veteran political strategist Donna Brazile is the former interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign, running the campaign of former Vice President Al Gore. She is the author of the 2004 best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics and the 2017 New York Times Bestseller Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump In The White House. She is a co-author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, which won the 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction. Ms. Brazile is a contributor to the recently published 400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019.
Brazile has lectured at over 225 colleges and universities across the country. In 2013, Ms. Brazile was appointed by President Obama to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Brazile has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University since 2002 and spent the fall of 2017 serving as a Joan Shorenstein fellow in Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University.
She is the proud recipient of more than ten honorary doctorate degrees from major colleges and universities, including her alma mater Louisiana State University. In October 2017, Ms. Brazile was the recipient of the W.E.B Du Bois Medal, Harvard’s highest honor in African American studies. Ms. Brazile was the recipient of a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Program, Good Morning America (2016-2017) in connection with her work with ABC and she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning “Best Political Team on Television” on CNN during the 2008 election cycle.
Political Outlook: A Comprehensive Picture of What’s Going on in Washington
Always candid and insightful, Donna Brazile brings a refreshing perspective and practical sensibility to the current administration and Congress. Her presentations provide a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in Washington—from analysis of the current political environment to hot-topic legislation. Named by Washingtonian as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women,” Brazile draws on her insider knowledge to provide audiences with the latest developments of an ever-shifting political landscape, the critical issues facing America and what their impact means for our future.
A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin
Together, two of the most celebrated women in politics, Mary Matalin, former Republican presidential advisor, and Donna Brazile, veteran Democratic political strategist, draw on over 50 years combined in politics and a 30-year close friendship to share with audiences an entertaining, candid and sharp analysis of Washington politics and the gut issues that surround the race for the White House.
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Black Lives That Mattered: The Long Fight for Racial Justice
Sick: Divisiveness, Gridlock, Stalemate, and Hyper-partisanship in the Time of COVID
What’s Wrong with Washington?
Vote! The Fight Against Voter Suppression and Election Interference
One Nation: Healing America in the Post-Trump Era
Post Election Analysis – Whether Your Party Won or Lost, Where Do We Go from Here?
Us, Too: Why America Needs Women Leadership More than Ever
Women in American Politics: Are We There Yet?
Black Leadership: Past, Present and Future
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Donna Brazile was a hoot. She was not only entertaining but substantive. She was a perfect addition to our program!