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Dr. Tammy R. Vigil

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Tammy R. Vigil is a FLARE Inaugural Individual Lifetime member. Dr. Vigil is Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the College of Communication at Boston University. She is the author of Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees and Melania & Michelle: First Ladies in a New Era.

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Jacqueline Kennedy: New Frontier Srategies

Jacqueline Kennedy: New Frontier Srategies

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

Jacqueline Kennedy was more than just a style icon and the symbol of Camelot. In fact, she was the first lady who established the modern protocol for White House cultural activity and soft diplomacy during international state visits. She played a central role in the Kennedy Administration’s Cold War against the Soviet Union in the struggle for democracy over communism. Join moderator Dr. Colleen Shogun as she interviews authors Dr. Barbara Perry and Dr. Elizabeth Natalle as they discuss their analyses of Mrs. Kennedy’s new frontier strategies at home and abroad. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

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