LSU Libraries Special Collections will host a book talk and signing with Donna Brazile on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 in Hill Memorial Library. Brazile will be discussing her most recent publication, Hacks: the Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that put Donald Trump in the White House, an account of the aftermath of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the disorder that beset the Democratic Party in the final months of the 2016 campaign.
In July 2016, in the wake of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the abrupt resignation of party chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrats turned to veteran political strategist and party official Donna Brazile for help. For the first time in Hacks, Brazile will share the complete story of the challenges she faced in working with the Clinton campaign, staving off Russian cyber attacks, and leading a party embroiled in chaos and scandal. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.
Donna Brazile is currently a Joan Shorenstein fellow at The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Twice serving as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and a contributor to ABC News. A Louisiana native and graduate of Louisiana State University, Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as Al Gore’s campaign manager. In 2014, Brazile donated her papers to LSU Libraries Special Collections.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the event, contact Jenny Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-0975.