Lectures & Conversations
Women and the White House, Part II
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
History and Current Affairs
Kati Marton
Cokie Roberts
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Tue, February 7th, 2012 | 6:30 pm
$28
(members $14)

Event details

Continuing the conversation from last year’s program, we look back at the many influential and important women in the history of America’s highest elected office and discuss the impact women are having on the 2012 election. Although America has yet to elect a woman to the presidency, many women have played important parts in shaping previous presidential administrations and in changing the roles and the perceptions of women in politics.

Speakers Bio(s)

Kati Marton is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including Hidden Power and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America. Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, senior news analyst for National Public Radio and the author of Ladies of Liberty. Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal and the author of Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady. Lesley Stahl (moderator) has been a correspondent for “60 Minutes” since 1991 and is a former CBS News White House correspondent.

Location

Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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