More than 1,000 people watched famed political commentators Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin square off on Nov. 1 at Saint Xavier University’s Voices and Visions Speaker Series.
The Daily Beast Chicago Editor-at-Large Jim Warren moderated the timely discussion, which took place five days before what may be one of the nation’s most historic Presidential elections. Brazile is a veteran Democratic political strategist and commentator, as well as an adjunct professor, author, and syndicated columnist. Matalin, one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America, is an author, television and radio host, and political pundit.
Though Brazile and Matalin sit on opposite sides of the political spectrum, they are good friends. But that didn’t stop them from clashing on major issues shaping the American political landscape. Their discussion focused on their predictions for the Nov. 6 election, the state of the economy, modern voter demographics, the effects of the Citizens United Supreme Court case, and more. The event also included a classroom question-and-answer session for SXU students, as well as exclusive post-lecture wine and cheese reception with the speakers.
Read SouthtownStar reporter Steve Metsch’s coverage of the event here.
The SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series is sponsored by University Relations and in part by the Student Government Association. Past speakers include the Hon. Madeleine Albright, Gen. Colin Powell, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, journalist and author Cokie Roberts, and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.