Ana Navarro, a political strategist and commentator, will be the guest speaker for the annual Women’s History Month assembly at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


The free, public event will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in the J.M. Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building, according to a news release.


A political commentator on CNN, ABC, and Telemundo, Navarro frequently comments on political issues and current affairs in national and international print media.


Born in Nicaragua, Navarro immigrated to the United States in 1980 at eight years old. She is a Republican strategist with expertise on Latin American, Florida and Hispanic issues.


Navarro was the national Hispanic co-chair for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and has advised numerous federal and state campaigns in Florida and nationally. In 2012, she was the national Hispanic co-chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign, according to the release.


“She is one of the leading Hispanic Republican political voices in the United States,” according to the release. “She is known for her honest and blunt commentary and speaking truth to power, often with (attempts at) humor.”


Details: UAPB Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, 870-575-7061.