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Dr. Michael S. Neiberg

Professor of History, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dr. Neiberg will speak about 200 years of France in the White House: A Historic Panorama.

Dr. Barthélémy Jobert

Président, Paris-Sorbonne University. Dr. Jobert will speak about French Decorative Arts in the White House from 1800 to the Present.

Dr. Curtis Sandberg

Curtis Sandberg serves as Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History and as Senior Vice President of Educational Resources under the aegis of the White House Historical Association. Before joining the Association, he was Senior Vice President for Arts and Cultural Programs at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., where he directed the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy and created projects with the U.S. government and other nations for audiences in this country and abroad. Sandberg holds a B.A. degree in classical archaeology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Harvard University.

Dr. Laura Auricchio

Professor of Art History, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York. Dr. Auricchio will be a panelist discussing U.S.-France/White House Cultural Encounters.

Dr. François Furstenberg

Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Furstenberg will be a panelist discussing U.S.-France/White House Intellectual Exchanges.

Dr. Wilfried Zeisler

Curator, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C. Dr. Zeisler will be a panelist discussing Outstanding Examples of French Decorative Arts in the White House and their Impact on its Inhabitants.