7 December 2021

Moderated by journalist Robert Costa, this event focuses on December 1941 and its significant impact on World War II history.

Date and time

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

5:30 PM EST

About this event

Joined by special guests Professor Robert Schmuhl of Notre Dame and Colleen Shogan of Georgetown, this event marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Sir Winston Churchill’s visit to Washington, D.C., in its aftermath. This event will be held in-person and online.

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Costa is a national political reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2014. He previously served as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge.

Colleen Shogan joined the White House Historical Association in the winter of 2020 after almost fifteen years of federal government service. She previously worked in the United States Senate and as a senior executive at the Library of Congress. Colleen served as the Vice Chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and teaches at Georgetown University in the Government Department. She is the previous President of the National Capital Area Political Science Association and served on the American Political Science Association (APSA) Council, the governing body of the organization. Her research focuses on the American presidency, presidential rhetoric, women in politics, and Congress.

Robert Schmuhl became the inaugural Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and occupied the chair until July of 2018, when he became Chair Emeritus. The founder of Notre Dame’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics & Democracy, he served as the Program’s Director from 1997 until 2016. He was also Chair of the Department of American Studies four separate times from 1991 until 2016 during his 38 years on the Notre Dame faculty.


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