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D.C. Mondays: The Cabinet

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In this online talk, author Lindsay Chervinsky shares the story of George Washington’s creation of the Presidential Cabinet. Despite the Constitution and Founding Fathers' opposition to the institution, Washington implemented a cabinet that remains a model for others today. Chervinsky explores the evolution of its creation and the implications of its establishment. 

About Lindsay Chervinsky

Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky is the scholar in residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College in New York, and a senior fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies. Previously, she was a historian at the White House Historical Association and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her bachelor's in history and political science from the George Washington University, and completed her master's and doctorate at the University of California, Davis. She is an expert in the cabinet, presidential history, and U.S. government institutions. 

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.  

About the D.C. Mondays Series

Join local authors, researchers, and community members online for lively discussions about Washington, D.C.’s history, politics, culture, and more. Browse upcoming programs