Lamar State College-Orange will present the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished guests are political consultants Mary Matalin and James Carville.

One of America’s most sought-after power couples, Matalin and Carville provide audiences with an informative and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues, the 2016 race for the White House and a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington. Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage, each having over 30 years of experience in politics and individually having worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.

All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President is a revealing X ray of the modern American presidential campaign in a compelling memoir of the nation’s foremost political operatives, Democrat James Carville and Republican Mary Matalin. In their second joint memoir, Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home Carville and Matalin take a look at how they, and America, have changed in the last two decades. In their two distinct voices, they pick up their story from the end of the 1992 Presidential campaign to their new life in New Orleans today where their efforts to rebuild and promote that city have become a central part of their lives and a poignant metaphor for moving the nation forward. Both books will be available for purchase at the event with a book signing immediately following the lecture.

The Distinguished Lecture Series at Lamar State College-Orange is part of the College’s mission to provide community service activities that promote economic development and cultural awareness. The series began in the spring of 2002 with the appearance of journalist, Peter Bergen.

Since then, the Lecture Series has presented such notable speakers as CIA case officer and author Robert Baer, entertainers/motivational speakers Ben Stein and Liz Murray, Pulitzer prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, political analyst and news correspondent Cokie Roberts, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, NFL player and football analyst Merril Hoge, world-renowned news journalist Stuart Varney, and humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan.