Donna Brazile to Speak at Walden University Academic Residency in Dallas

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Prominent commentator will provide insights on nation's political environment

Donna Brazile, the nationally acclaimed political strategist and commentator and chair of the Voting Rights Institute, will deliver an address titled "The Political Environment and Mood of the Country" at Walden University's winter academic residency. The event will take place on Thursday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Brazile's plenary address will touch on her breadth of political experience, which includes running the Gore/Lieberman campaign in 2000 and serving as chief of staff and press secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. She will also offer an overview of the political environment and discuss trends shaping and driving the mood of the country.

Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign since 1984, making history in 2000 as the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign. After the Gore-Lieberman campaign, she was appointed chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute, an organization established in 2001 to help protect and promote the rights of all Americans to participate in the political process.

Walden is offering 200 free tickets to the event on a first-come, first-served basis (two per person). While supplies last, tickets will be available at Borders bookstore located at 10720 Preston Road in Dallas. For more information call (214)363-1977.

Walden's academic residencies provide face-to-face sessions that give Walden doctoral students the opportunity to interact and develop critical-thinking, writing and research skills. The sessions are attended by a diverse community of career professionals and faculty, and serve to establish meaningful networks that promote quality graduate research while students attend the university online. Academic residencies are held throughout the year across the United States and internationally. More than 1,200 doctoral students will participate in the Dallas residency.

For more information about this online university, visit http://www.WaldenU.com.

About Walden University:

Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master's and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, nursing, and health and human services, as well as master's programs in engineering and IT and bachelor's programs in business, psychology, and child development. Walden University is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit http://www.ncahlc.org or call (312)263-0456.

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