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Former Clinton adviser speaks on culture wars

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

Burns Strider, a former adviser to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton on faith issues, will present a lecture titled "Left Behind ... in the Culture Wars of 2008: Evangelicals, Culture and the Politics of Moose Hunters, Community Organizers and Family Values" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Strider is a former senior adviser and director of faith outreach to Clinton and her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and principal of the Eleison Group LLC, a consulting firm that aims to help political, nonprofit, business and government entities better understand America's faith landscape on the local and national levels.

Strider also has served as director of policy for the congressional Democratic caucus, an adviser to U.S. Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi, director of the U.S. House Democratic Faith Working Group and Rural Working Group and chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Ronnie Shows.

In 2007, Strider was named one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics and issues by the Religion News Service.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion as part of the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series.

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