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Presidential debate adviser gives inside view, Oct. 6

Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who has advised several Democratic presidential candidates, will discuss "Presidential Debates: An Insider's View" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Barnett, a senior partner at the Washington-based firm Williams & Connolly, has focused on debate preparation as an adviser to several national campaigns, working with Walter Mondale, Geraldine Ferraro, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Joe Lieberman and John Edwards. He also advised Hillary Clinton in her 2000 senatorial campaign.

Barnett has represented major U.S corporations and public figures. In 2004, he ranked atop Washingtonian magazine's list of the city's best lawyers.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of a series of events celebrating the school's 75th anniversary.

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