The Atlantic’s “Women of Washington” Series: National Security Conversation with Presidential Advisors Lisa Monaco of the Obama Administration, and Frances Townsend of the Bush Administration

Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2014)—Ebola. Terrorism. Immigration. Cybersecurity. As presidential Homeland Security advisors, Lisa Monaco, the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Obama, and Frances Townsend, who served as Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President George W. Bush, have influenced the frontlines of the nation’s defense. As part of The Atlantic’s ongoing “Women of Washington” series, the two will sit down with Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons to discuss current national security issues and the trajectory of their careers.
The Atlantic’s “Women of Washington” series hosts conversations with leaders in Washington, D.C. Past participants have included White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, and New America Foundation President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of the groundbreaking Atlantic cover story, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” ExxonMobil has served as the presenting underwriter of the program since its start in 2010.
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The Atlantic’s Women of Washington
National Security with Lisa Monaco and Frances Townsend
Date: Wednesday, December 17
Time: 4:30-6PM (4PM Guest Arrival)
The Newseum
Knight Broadcast Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001