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The White House Historical Association has announced that its popular quarterly series “White House History” will be moderated in 2024 by Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan” and the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent.

Dates and Topics for “White House History with Margaret Brennan” include:

January 17, 2024 – “Turmoil and Triumph in White House Diplomacy”

March 21, 2024 – “Women in Diplomacy “

June 26, 2024 – “The President Abroad”

October 3, 2024 – “Diplomacy Then and Now”

Speakers and participants for each conversation will be announced on future dates.

“White House History” is held at The White House Historical Association located at 1610 H St. NW Washington, D.C. and is livestreamed on the Association’s YouTube and Facebook channels. The conversation series is free and open to the public. Registration is required and will be available closer to each event.

The “White House History” quarterly series was created in 2019 and moderators have included Ann Compton, David Rubenstein, Susan Page, and Frank Sesno.

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About Margaret Brennan

Margaret Brennan is moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS. She is also the Network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, D.C.

Brennan became moderator of Face the Nation in February 2018 and quickly became known for her tough but fair questioning of world leaders, politicians, and policy makers. World leaders including Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump, Vice Presidents Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron have been interviewed on the program by Brennan along with Republican and Democratic leaders including House Speakers Kevin McCarthy and Nancy Pelosi. She has covered historic moments such as the landmark nuclear deal with Iran; the conflict in Ukraine; and the accord to transfer control of Syria’s chemical weapons.

As the second woman to host the venerable CBS News broadcast, Brennan has continued Face the Nation’s legacy as America’s premier Sunday morning public affairs program and helped propel it to be the most watched in its category during the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 television seasons. In 2023, the broadcast was recognized with a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in TV Political Journalism, citing Brennan’s moderating approach as “measured, completely consistent, researched and prepared.”

Brennan is a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 2002, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and Middle East studies with a minor in Arabic. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, she studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. She resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband Yado Yakub and their two sons.

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About the White House Historical Association

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $115 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.

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