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Political strategist James Carville to speak at UT Nov. 18

One of the best-known American political consultants will visit The University of Toledo Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. as the inaugural Jesup Scott Honors College Lecture Series continues in the newly renovated Doermann Theater in University Hall.

James Carville is perhaps best noted for his role helping elect William Jefferson Clinton to the U.S. presidency in 1992 and has been a frequent political commentator on cable news.


“We’re incredibly excited by the opportunity to hear from Mr. Carville about a fascinating career as well as the political possibilities he sees for the nation,” said Dr. Scott Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

A professor of practice at Tulane University in New Orleans, Carville has a long list of electoral triumphs on his record. He has helped lead successful gubernatorial and Senate races as well as guiding former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak to victory in 1999.

Carville is married to high-profile Republican strategist Mary Matalin; together the couple wrote All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President. He also has written 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation(2009) and his most recent New York Times best-seller, It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!, co-authored with Stan Greenberg, with whom he founded Democracy Corps, an independent polling nonprofit organization.

Carville is the second of four guests who will speak during the 2013-14 academic year as part of the Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. Still to come will be business strategy expert Richard Rumelt Monday, Jan. 13, and Arizona State University President Michael Crow Monday, March 10.

In September, UT heard from education innovator Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy.

All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in Doermann Theater, and speakers will take audience questions.

Visit to order tickets and learn more about the speakers.

“A distinguished lecture series sponsored at the university-wide level is something that top-tier universities provide to their students and to their communities, and UT is proud to offer the same for Toledo and northwest Ohio,” Scarborough said.

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Nov. 13, 2013)
The Blade (Nov. 19, 2013)


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