Events

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Luncheon: Anita McBride and Greta Van Susteren at the Women’s Democracy Network’s event.

2022 Events

  • On September 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York and presented the 2022 Concordia Leadership Award to Ginni Rometty, former CEO of IBM and Co-Chair of the Executive Board at OneTen. McBride chairs the Leadership Committee as a member of Concordia's Leadership Council.

  • On August 22, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride was presented with the 2022 Lewis L. Gould Award, an annual award presented by the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE). It recognizes McBride's contributions to the field of First Lady research and education over her two decades of service in three presidential administrations and in her commitment to furthering the study of American First Ladies.

  • On August 16, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a presentation for the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE)'s Public Program on First Ladies and War, along with Nancy Kegan Smith, Katherine Sibley, Barbara Perry, and Thomas Balcerski. McBride discussed ways that first ladies, including Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Jill Biden, have worked to support our nation's troops and military families and reassure the country during trying times.

  • On August 5, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a virtual Teacher Institute training session for the White House Historical Association. It was a joint program on first ladies with Tina Tchen, who served as First Lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff in the White House.
  • On August 1, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride was the guest author featured at the Barbara Bush Foundation's Celebration of Reading in Maine. McBride previewed her upcoming textbook on first ladies.

  • On July 29, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a Teacher Training session with the White House Historical Association's 2022 Teacher Institute. McBride discussed her experiences working at the White House.
  • On May 24, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride traveled to Italy as part of the International Republican Institute's (IRI) Women's Democracy Network (WDN) Advisory Council and met with President of the Italian Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, the first woman to hold the position and the third highest ranking member of the Italian government. The WDN meetings conducted a review of women's political participation in countries throughout Western Europe and how the IRI and WDN can play a role in fostering interest and growth.
  • On May 17, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride moderated a panel discussion on "The Legacy and Impact of the First Lady" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute's celebration of Nancy Reagan's Centennial. Panelists included Douglas Brinkley, Carl Cannon, and Nancy Kegan Smith.
  • On May 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride introduced historian Heath Lee and former White House staffer Barbara Franklin for their "White House History Live: Women and the Nixon White House" discussion for the White House Historical Association. The discussion centered around the Nixon administration's initiative to bring more women into leadership roles and First Lady Pat Nixon's influential role to promote gender equity in the 1970s.
  • On May 6, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered the 32nd annual Fribolin Lecture at Keuka College in New York on the importance of first ladies work on civil and human rights.
  • On April 11, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a conversation for Richard Benedetto's class at American University. She discussed media coverage of first ladies -- in particular contrasting Melania Trump and Jill Biden's style differences, media coverage, and travel.
  • On April1, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride moderated a conversation for the Sulgrave Club in Washington, DC with Fred Ryan, the publisher of the Washington Post and former chairman of the White House Historical Association (WHHA). They discussed his recent book, Wine and the White House, which benefits the WHHA.
  • On March 31, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride co-hosted, along with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and fellow board member, Pat Harrison, a luncheon to honor the new Ambassador from the Republic of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia. Ambassador Zappia is the first female Italian ambassador to the US and the luncheon at the Decatur House also celebrated Womens History Month.
  • On March 25, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride addressed the Ronald Reagan Institute's Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) student alumni program, followed by an audience Q&A. 
  • On March 15-19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride co-hosted the 2022 Presidential Sites Summit with the White House Historical Association in Dallas. The theme of this year's summit was inspired by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, "The White House Belongs to the American People." Leaders gathered to discuss insights into the management and outreach of presidential libraries, historic homes, and museums. McBride was a panelist during a discussion with former chiefs of staff, introduced a session on sparking civic engagement through history education, introduced speakers to discuss America250, and delivered remarks at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
  • On March 9, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to Wake Forest University's Program for Leadership and Character, meeting with undergraduates from Wake Forest and the University of Pennsylvania, at the Decatur House. McBride discussed the first ladies initiative at American University and FLARE, the new research association on first ladies.
  • On January 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks and participated in a conversation with the University of Connecticut Honors Program as part of their UConn Honors Congressional Internship Program. McBride discussed her career working in previous presidential administrations and her work with the First Ladies Initiative at American University.
  • On January 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride moderated a virtual discussion with the US-Afghan Women's Council and the Atlantic Council to highlight Afghan women's expertise as essential to the future of Afghanistan. Panelists included Belquis Ahmadi from the US Institute of Peace, Ambassador Shukria Barakzai, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway, Hosna Jalil, former Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs for Policy and Strategy, and Muqaddesa Yourish, former Afghan Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industry. The event featured opening remarks by Rina Amiri, US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights.
  • On January 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a class discussion for the White House Historical Association's "White House History" course for American University. McBride discussed her experiences working in the White House, the FLARE and First Ladies Initiative partnerships at AU, and how first ladies manage their public duties.
  • On January 7, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride was interviewed on CNN's New Day by Brianna Keilar and John Berman to discuss the anniversary of the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the presence of Congresswoman Liz Cheney and former Vice President Dick Cheney at the Capitol to mark that day.

2021 Events

  • On November 8, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride organized and participated in a panel discussion for the Jefferson Educational Society's Global Summit XIII in Erie, Pennsylvania. Steve Scully moderated the panel of McBride and Stacy Cordery as they discussed "The History and Role of First Ladies." Barbara Perry participated virtually. The panel was presented in partnership with American University and the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE).
  • On November 5, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered opening remarks at an event at the Embassy of Afghanistan to support the Afghan Eagle Online Academy, a nonprofit organization that focuses on quality education for girls and young women from Afghanistan.
  • On October 21, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered welcome remarks for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Authors Lunch at the Decatur House ahead of the 2021 National Celebration of Reading.
  • On October 20, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered introductory remarks for the First Ladies Association for Research and Education's (FLARE) virtual conversation, "Accidental Leaders: Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan Speak Out on Breast Cancer." McBride introduced panelists Myra Gutin and Jeanne Wolfson. Ambassador Nancy Brinker also spoke at the event on two first ladies impact on breast cancer awareness.
  • On October 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride took part in a panel discussion at American University with Connie Morella on the status of women in Afghanistan. McBride also moderated a virtual discussion with US-Afghan Women's Council member, Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai, on her experiences as an Afghan refugee.
  • On October 11, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride was the keynote speaker at the annual National Columbus Day Ceremony at Columbus Plaza at Union Station in Washington, DC. The event was co-sponsored by the National Christopher Columbus Association and the National Parks Service. McBride serves as a Board member for the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and presented the award to the high school Christopher Columbus Essay Contest Winner, Joseph Stetson, and laid a wreath. They were joined by the Spanish Ambassador to the United States, Santiago Cabanas, and the Minister of the Italian Embassy, Maurizio Greganti.
  • On September 21, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered introductory remarks at the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit's Leadership Award Presentation to Laura Bush for her work advancing literacy, education, and women's rights in the U.S. and around the world, in particular for her work on behalf of the women of Afghanistan.
  • On September 17, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a keynote conversation for the Network of Enlightened Women's Fall Intern Summit where she shared with Capitol Hill interns professional development advice, her policy work to help women, and thoughts on the current situation for women in Afghanistan.
  • On September 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a panel discussion at AU's School of Public Affairs in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of September 11th entitled Remembering 9/11: The View from DC and AU. McBride shared her experiences of working at the White House on that day with fellow panelists David Malet and Jason Benkendorf, and moderator Betsy Fischer Martin.
  • On September 8, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a panel discussion at the White House Historical Association's Quarterly Lecture, September 11, Twenty Years Removed: A Look Back at the Nation and the White House. Susan Page moderated the panel with McBride, Ann Compton, and Donna Hayashi Smith.
  • On September 4, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered welcoming remarks at the virtual Freshman Interest Meeting for American University's College Republicans chapter.
  • On July 16, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a conversation with Tina Tchen, moderated by Dr. Colleen Shogan, for the White House Historical Association's Teacher Institute about the role of the White House staff across administrations.
  • On June 24, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to introduce a conversation with Jean Becker, author of the recently released, The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency. The event was moderated by Andrea Mitchell and co-hosted by the White House Historical Association and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy at the Decatur House.
  • On May 12, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride introduced a virtual conversation for American University's Women and Politics Institute between Betsy Fischer Martin and Karen Tumulty, author of the recently released biography, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan.
  • On May 6, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered opening remarks at the White House Historical Association's virtual First Ladies Symposium. The First Ladies Initiative at American University, under the direction of McBride, co-hosted and helped organize the day-long event. McBride also moderated a panel entitled "First Ladies Reconsidered" with Amy Greenberg, Lois Romano, and Julia Sweig.
  • On April 16, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride introduced former Lt. General H.R. McMaster before his remarks to Washington, DC's Sulgrave Club on the publication of his book, Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, and moderated a question-and-answer session.
  • On April 13, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride hosted a talk with former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for The Atlantic Council, to celebrate 160 years of U.S.-Italy diplomatic relations and the century to come.
  • On April 13, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke with Karen Tumulty, the author of the newly released biography The Triumph of Nancy Reagan, at the LBJ Presidential Library.
  • On March 31, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered virtual remarks for the National Archives Foundation's "First Ladies Who Risked Their Lives for Civil Rights" event, alongside Dr. Diana Carlin and Nancy Kegan Smith. McBride presented on the history of first ladies and civil rights, including the work by Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.
  • On March 25, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks and answered questions as a guest speaker for Professor Richard Benedetto's political communication class at American University. McBride addressed the recent presidential press conference, and compared and contrasted coverage of first ladies from Eleanor Roosevelt to the present.
  • On March 25, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a virtual Journalist Breakfast panel for the White House Historical Association (WHHA) to brief reporters on the work of the Presidential Sites Summit, the partnership between WHHA and American University, and her expertise and time serving in the White House.
  • On March 16, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in a tour and discussion at the National Portrait Gallery with Gwendolyn Shaw for the exhibition "Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States." The exhibit explores the historical significance of nearly 250 years of first ladies and includes more than 60 portraits.
  • On March 11, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride introduced a Zoom chat at the Sulgrave Club between Kevin Butterfield, the director of George Washington's library at Mount Vernon, and Lynne Cheney, who discussed her new book, The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation.
  • On February 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks via Zoom to the University of Connecticut Honors Program to share insights on the Inauguration, the presidential transition process, the new first lady's role, and the future of the Republican party.
  • On January 26, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the Oklahoma City Rotary Club on the presidential transition process at the White House, the Inauguration, what President Joe Biden can expect in his first few weeks in office, and McBride's tenure in three presidential administrations.
  • On January 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride hosted a Media Briefing Panel at American University, along with fellow professors Molly O'Rourke and David Barker. McBride briefed the media on topics such as the upcoming presidential inauguration and transition, results of Georgia's senatorial elections, the historic roles of first ladies and first gentlemen, women in politics, and what to expect during the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
  • On January 13, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the International Club on the role of the first lady, the upcoming presidential inauguration and transition, and the White House Historical Association's 60th anniversary in memory of Jackie Kennedy. A Q&A session was moderated by Stephen Burwell following McBride's remarks.

2020 Events

  • On December 9, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride held a Book Talk for the White House Historical Association with Kate Andersen Brower, author of Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home. Brower's book presents the White House's history to younger readers. Brower discussed her inspiration for writing a children's book, stories of First Children growing up in the White House, White House transitions, and her advice for young readers who want to work at the White House.
  • On December 7, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke at the "Inside the White House" course at Washington University at the Brookings Institution. McBride led the session "Decision-Making in the West Wing" to offer her perspective as a former assistant to the president and discussed how different offices operate to serve the president.
  • On November 30, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride led a virtual discussion with Congresswoman Liz Cheney for the American University College Republicans and their 2020 Congressional Series. They discussed making the case of international American leadership and a strong defense to the young voter.
  • On November 17, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride discussed the role and importance of the White House Residence staff with the White House Historical Association's Steward McLaurin over video for #WhiteHouseHistoryWeekly. She shared about the roles, staff structure, and the deep relationship the Residence staff builds with the First Families.
  • On October 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a classroom lecture and discussion in American University's "History of the White House" class taught by Matthew Costello, Senior Historian at the White House Historical Association, on the history of the East Wing and West Wing. 
  • On October 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride answered current affairs questions submitted by children in disadvantaged schools in the United Kingdom as part of The Economist Foundation's partnership with the Burnet News Club covering the U.S. elections. 
  • On October 12, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks, along with fellow National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) board member, John Calvelli, to contribute to a "We the Italians" virtual Columbus Day event with guests from America and Italy celebrating "Two flags, one heart."
  • On October 7, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride was awarded the Italian honor of "Cavaliere" of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the highest-ranking honor of the Italian Republic. McBride serves as the Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs for the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and was recognized for her work in strengthening relations between Italy and the United States. The event was hosted by Ambassador Varricchio at Villa Firenze, the residence of the Ambassador of Italy to the United States.
  • On October 1, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks at the virtual 2020 Decorative Arts in the White House Symposium on the partnership between the White House Historical Association and the Winterthur Museum Garden & Library.
  • On September 24, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered opening remarks to the virtual Concordia Summit's 2020 Leadership Award Ceremony. As a member of the Leadership Council, McBride chaired the Awards Committee. The 2020 Leadership Awards were presented to António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Doug McMillon, the President and CEO of Walmart, and Christiana Figueres, the former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • On September 23, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride was a Featured Mentor with Running Start's Fall Mentorship Program. The program trains young women to be leaders in politics and provides them with in-depth networking and mentorships.
  • On September 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined the College Republican National Committee's Women's Speaker Event Series broadcast to women on college campuses nationwide. The goal was to encourage women to learn from mentors, gain valuable insights, and to work to achieve their own goals.
  • On September 14, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride, along with the White House Historical Association, participated in SMU's Town and Gown Club meeting.
  • On September 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride opened the second virtual pre-summit session for the White House Historical Association's 2021 Presidential Sites Summit ahead of a roundtable discussion.
  • On August 24, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion with Sine Institute of Policy and Politics' Executive Director, Amy K. Dacey, Alphonso Jackson, and Susan Molinari to preview the Republican National Convention.
  • On August 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a virtual discussion with Jeanne Allen and Lawrence Staten for the Center for Education Reform's program "Why America? 2020: Toward a More Perfect Union" to discuss the origins, integrity, and practice of peaceful assembly in the United States, including protests in Lafayette Square near the White House.
  • On August 17, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks at a virtual opening ceremony for the Eagle Online Academy, an online school founded by US-Afghan Women's Council member, Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai. McBride serves as an advisory board member for the Eagle Online Academy.
  • On July 23, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride co-hosted a virtual Presidential Sites Pre-Summit discussion with the White House Historical Association's president, Stewart McLaurin.
  • On July 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a virtual Q&A session for the 2020 White House History Teacher Institute with Colleen Shogan, the White House Historical Association's Senior Vice President. McBride shared her insights working in the White House, particularly as First Lady Laura Bush's chief of staff.
  • On June 24, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride co-hosted a webinar for the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) with author Carla Gambescia on "Italy in our Hearts and Minds: The Alchemy of Italy."
  • On June 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke virtually on the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy alongside Jean Becker and Sam LeBlond to discuss Barbara Bush's passion for literacy and her new bestselling book, Pearls of Wisdom. McBride serves as the Barbara Bush Foundation 30th Anniversary Co-Chair. Watch clip.
  • On May 19, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride help lead the First Ladies Colloquium hosted by the White House Historical Association and American University, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The virtual event gathered 16 renowned scholars and experts to share their research on first ladies, how the role of the first lady has evolved, and the historical impact of these women.
  • On February 20, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke at AU with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to discuss his career in journalism and his thoughts on the current political climate.
  • On January 29, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride introduced American University President Sylvia Burwell at an event for the 2020 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS).
  • On January 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at a RightNOW event on education initiatives.

2019 events

  • On December 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride provided a press briefing at the White House Historical Association to provide background information on WHHA and its extensive resources, programs, and partnerships for new members of the White House Press Corps.

  • On November 21, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) on the value of foreign language study to teachers of Italian at an event sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC.

  • On November 13, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on the legacies of first ladies and Barbara Bush's impact on literacy, moderated by MSNBC's Ali Velshi at the Kennedy Center.

  • On November 12, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the 30th Anniversary of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

  • On November 2, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke at a roundtable discussion on the current state of US politics and the 2020 election to the US-Italy Chamber of Commerce delegation in Washington, DC.

  • On October 28, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the inaugural Fulbright Humphrey Fellows Professional Affiliation Fair hosted by American University at the AU School of Law in Washington, DC.

  • On October 25, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the 60th Anniversary of the US-Poland Fulbright Program at the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC.

  • On October 21, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion on her time in public service at the Women in Government Service Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.

  • On October 14, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined Italian and Spanish Ambassadors to the US and federal and local officials to give remarks on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation to the National Christopher Columbus Celebration at Union Station in Washington, DC.

  • On October 2, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a roundtable discussion with US-Germany Fulbright Commission Director and team to discuss innovations in the Fulbright program and branding and potential workforce development and apprenticeship programs at the US-German Commission in Berlin.

  • On October 2, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a roundtable with US Fulbright grantees in Germany to discuss what to expect as new student participants in Fulbright programs throughout Germany at the US-German Commission in Berlin.

  • On October 1, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the Fulbright Scholarship Program New Student Orientation at the University of Notre Dame in Rome, Italy.

  • On September 30, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to US-Italy Fulbright alumni on behalf of the Fulbright Board and US State Department on the importance of the alumni network to the Fulbright program. Attendees included US Embassy officials and the Italian Ministry of Culture at the MAXXI Museum in Rome.

  • On September 23, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride presented the Concordia Leadership Award at the Concordia Summit and moderated a discussion with award recipient, Lynne Doughtie, U.S. Chairman and CEO of KPMG in New York.

  • On September 15, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the National Semiquincentennial Commission Dinner at the Decatur House.

  • On September 12, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride presented to the American University Board of Trustees on programmatic partnerships with the White House Historical Association.

  • On September 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion for the Richard Nixon Library Foundation's program honoring Pat Nixon: 50th Anniversary as First Lady at the White House Historical Association.

  • On September 8, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the Network of Enlightened Women at American University.

  • On September 4, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride guest lectured to the White House History Class at American University.

  • On May 30, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion at the Annual First Ladies Luncheon at the Gerald R. Ford Library on "Inside the White House: Behind the Scenes of the First Ladies Office" with Tina Tchen, former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, moderated by Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association.

  • On May 29, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks on behalf of the Fulbright Board to the annual NAFSA Conference of International Educators Town Hall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

  • On May 23, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion at the Miller Center's Presidential Ideas Fest at the University of Virginia. The moderated a talk with Margaret Brennan of CBS News and the University of Virginia's Jennifer Lawless covered "Above the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership in the White House."

  • On May 11, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the Maryland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • On April 10, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride guest lectured at Professor Richard Benedetto's Political Communications class at American University, on the role of U.S. first ladies.
  • On February 28, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride attended the screening for the launch of CNN's The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power documentary at the US Navy Memorial Auditorium and participated in a post-screening panel discussion hosted by CNN's Jamie Gangel.
  • On February 25, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the Italian American Congressional delegation reception on Capitol Hill in the Cannon House Office Building.
  • On February 22, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the University of Connecticut Honors Program at the White House Historical Association.
  • On February 13, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the International Neighbors Club's visit to American University, hosted by Stephen Burwell.
  • On February 6, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the Presidential Leadership Scholars program at American University.

2018 Events

  • Boise State University (Idaho), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita McBride delivered closing Keynote Remarks at Boise State University's Women's Leadership Conference (September 27).
  • Zion Bank (Idaho), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke at the Emerging Idaho Leaders Forum (September 27).
  • White House Historical Association (Washington, D.C.), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined in multiple panels and events related to The White House Historical Association Presidential Sites Summit (August 27-30).
  • White House Historical Association (Washington, D.C.), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke with the TWHHA Teacher Institute on White House History (July 20).
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation (Washington, D.C.), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke to the Ronald Reagan Foundation Leadership and the American Presidency Fellows (July 20).
  • Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program (Rome, Italy), Remarks - Executive in Residence (and Fulbright Board Member) Anita B. McBride delivered remarks to the 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Italy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, Italy (June 14).
  • National Italian American Foundation (Washington, DC), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks and introduced Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the White House ceremony honoring Italian National Day (June 1).
  • American University (Washington, DC), Moderator - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride moderated a KPU sponsored speaker event with former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on her experience as CEO and campaigning for president (April 5).
  • American University (Washington, DC), Class Presentation - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride spoke to SPA Professor Richard Benedetto's Political Communications class about the influence of first ladies and how they are covered by the media (April 4).
  • Southern Methodist University Conference on Southern First Ladies (Dallas, Texas), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride presented on the contributions of Laura W. Bush as a first lady from Texas (March 27).
  • Running Start Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.), Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered remarks and presented an award to the Running Start Student Ambassador at the Young Women to Watch awards gala (March 14).
  • Natl Organization of Italian American Women (Washington, D.C.) - Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride presented on the contributions of first ladies throughout history in honor of Women's History Month (March 8).
  • Natl Italian American Foundation (Washington, DC), Intro Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivered welcome remarks to Congressional and WH Staff and Members of Congress for screening of the PBS documentary "The Italians” (March 7).
  • American University (Washington, DC), Panel Discussion - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined an SPA panel discussion for Women’s History Month (March 6).
  • George W Bush Presidential Center (Dallas, Texas), Panel - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a panel discussion at the opening of "First Ladies: Style of Influence Exhibit at the George W Bush Library" (March 1).
  • The Sulgrave Club Author Lecture Series (Washington, DC), Intro Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride introduced author Charles Denyer and his book Number One Observatory Circle: The Home of the Vice President of the United States (February 20).
  • American University College Republicans (Washington, DC), Panel Participant - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride joined a professional development panel discussion with SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins and CCPS Director Dave Barker for the AUCR's and Network of Enlightened Women (January 24).
Anita McBride stands at podium at Keuka College.

Anita B. McBride was featured in an article by Kevin Frisch for Keuka College highlighting McBride's remarks for the 32nd annual Fribolin Lecture at Keuka College on May 6 on first ladies and their influence on civil rights.  

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