Events

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

2020 Events

  • On August 24, Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in 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 participated in 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 learning 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 participated in 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 participated in 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 participated in a virtual conversation with 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 participated in 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 conducted a moderated discussion 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 conducted a moderated discussion 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 participated in 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 delivered remarks 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 participated in a panel discussion on her experiences 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 participated in 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 participated in 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 delivered a presentation 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 participated in 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 participated in 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 participated in a panel discussion at the Miller Center's Presidential Ideas Fest at the University of Virginia. The moderated conversation 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 participated in multiple panels and events related to the 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 participated in a moderated conversation 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 commemorating 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 and her experience as CEO and presidential campaign (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 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 delivers presentation 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 delivers remarks and presents award to Running Start Student Ambassador at Young Women to Watch awards gala (March 14).
  • Natl Organization of Italian American Women (Washington, D.C.) - Remarks - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride delivers presentation 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 delivers 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 participated in a SPA panel discussion for Women’s History Month (March 6).
  • George W Bush Presidential Center (Dallas, Texas), Panel - Executive in Residence Anita B. McBride participated in 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, 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 participated in 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).