Posted by William Nunnelley on 2010-09-08

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Eleanor Clift of Newsweek magazine will present a free public lecture at Samford Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.  Her topic will be “Women in Politics: From Suffrage to Shattering the Glass Ceiling.”

Clift, a Newsweek contributing editor, writes about the Washington power structure, the influence of women in politics and other issues.  Formerly the magazine’s White House correspondent, she also served as congressional and political correspondent and as deputy Washington bureau chief.  Her column, “Capitol Letter,” is posted each Friday on

The Samford program is presented by the Frances Marlin Mann Center and its Andrew Gerow Hodges Lecture in Ethics and Leadership.  Clift will be in residence at Samford as a Wilson Fellow Sept. 19-24.  She will speak in classes and meet with groups of students and faculty.