Women and the White House
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Carol Berkin, Annette Gordon-Reed, Gil Troy, Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Thu, March 9th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)


The White House has been a historically male-dominated office, but since its origins, women have played an integral role in influencing its history, both from inside and outside of the First Family. Beginning with early America, experts survey and celebrate how women have affected the executive branch and our nation as a whole.

Carol Berkin is presidential professor of history emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Gil Troy is the author of The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s and a professor of history at McGill University. Lesley Stahl (moderator) is a correspondent for 60 Minutes and a former CBS News White House correspondent.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society
with support from



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