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Clinton campaign chair John Podesta to speak at Duke

John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, will speak at Duke in November. 

Podesta drew national attention during the 2016 elections after many of his private emails were obtained in a hacking attack linked to Russian intelligence and subsequently released online by WikiLeaks. He is the founder of the Center for American Progress, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and was a counselor to President Barack Obama. 

His Nov. 29 speech at Duke is titled "One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election that Shook the World," and is part of the Ambassador Dave & Kay Phillips Family Lecture series. Past speakers sponsored by the series have included Mitt Romney, Karl Rove and Jim Messina. 

The talk will be at 5 p.m. in Penn Pavilion. It is free and open to the public. 


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