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Feb. 6, 2006
Contact: Bill Lacy, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, (785) 864-4900.

Media Advisory: Press conference Tuesday with Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun

WHO: Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun, former Illinois senator and 2004 presidential candidate

WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

WHERE: Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas (located adjacent to the Lied Center on KU’s west campus)

PARKING: Free, plentiful

WHY: Moseley-Braun is opening the institute’s 2006 Presidential Lecture Series, “The First Woman President,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the institute

Moseley-Braun was the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate and was U.S. ambassador to New Zealand before her 2004 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. During her campaign for president, Moseley-Braun often said she was running for president because it was time to “take the ‘Men Only’ sign off the White House door.” She was endorsed by two leading women's groups — the National Organization for Women and the National Women’s Political Caucus.

Lecture series:
• 8 p.m. Feb. 7: Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun
• 7 p.m. Feb 12: Journalist Eleanor Clift, author of Madam President: Women Blazing the Leadership Trail
• 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14: National pollsters Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway, co-authors of What Women Want
• 7:30 p.m. Feb 22: Mary Beth Cahill and Tom Daffron, former presidential campaign managers for Sens. John Kerry and Elizabeth Dole
• 7:30 p.m. Feb 28: Former Govs. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Jane Swift, R-Mass.; and women’s political activist Barbara Lee

All the lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be at the institute. No reservation or ticket is required.

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