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Political Consultants Carville and Matalin to Speak Today at Executive Forum


October 25, 2007

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037
(800) 837-2911, ext. 4037

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James Carville and Mary Matalin, Washington’s best-loved political couple, will be the featured speakers at The Executive Forum of Mercer University Presented by BB&T, on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The couple will give a lunch presentation at noon at The InterContinental Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, in Atlanta, and a dinner presentation at The University Center on the Macon campus. 


Carville, America’s best-known political consultant, returns to The Executive Forum, this time with his wife and political opposite, Mary Matalin, who formerly served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, the first White House official to hold that double title. Carville and Matalin give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics.


Carville, an unbowed liberal and the former co-host of “Crossfire,” and conservative Matalin are key players on the national political stage, having between them worked for every president over the last 25 years. Carville and Matalin combine their unique experience as perennial political insiders to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative analysis of the day’s headlines and hot-button political issues from both sides of the political aisle for a lively and engaging exchange of views.


The couple offers nearly unparalleled political expertise: in 1992, Matalin served as President George Bush’s campaign manager, while her soon-to-be husband, Carville, was managing Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign.  Now they share their political opinions and affiliations — which haven’t merged despite matrimony — with audiences everywhere.


The couple are co-authors of the national best seller, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President.” Carville and Matalin most recently appeared together on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, “K Street,” about the world of powerful political consultants. 


About the Executive Forum:

The Executive Forum is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders.


For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement at (800)

837-2911 or visit


About Mercer University:

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has

7,200 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner

Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in

Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit

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