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Political Journalist at Centenary as Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jan. 23-26

Author, political analyst Eleanor Clift

SHREVEPORT, LA — Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and noted author, will be at Centenary College Jan. 23-26 as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.

Clift, who reports on presidential politics and various national issues, will present "An Insider's View of Washington" Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. The lecture was earlier scheduled for Thursday but was moved to Tuesday due to a schedule conflict.

Clift will also privately lecture in several classes and hold informal discussions during her visit.

A regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show, "The McLaughlin Group," and a political analyst for the Fox News Network, Clift has played herself in several films, including Independence Day and Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania.

She and her late husband, Tom Brazaitis, co-authored two books: War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics (1996) and Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling (2000). Ms. Clift's latest book, Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment (2003), documents the lesser-known stories of women's suffrage and the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows are recruited for their abilities to listen and to articulate ideas. These professionals have diverse backgrounds and are matched with liberal arts colleges, which are chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945 with nearly 200 participating colleges.

For more information, contact David Havird, professor of English, at 318-869-5085 or dhavird@centenary.edu.

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