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This photograph by Eric Draper shows National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice standing in the Oval Office with President George W. Bush sitting at the Resolute Desk. President Bush is telephoning world leaders following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum/NARA

The White House Historical Association's 2024 quarterly series White House History with Margaret Brennan will feature four conversations dealing with various topics about the rich history of the Executive Mansion.

The White House Historical Association will launch the series on March 21, 2024. This year’s theme is Diplomacy and the White House, and this event will explore the topic of Women in Diplomacy.

Speakers include Ambassador (ret.) Barbara Bodine, Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and Distinguished Professor in the Practice, Georgetown University; Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs and Vice Chair of the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center for Strategy & Security; and Alison T. Mann, Ph.D., Historian, National Museum of American Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State.