Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Public Programs

Upcoming Programs

The Institute’s public programs welcome elected officials and community leaders to create a dialogue around critical issues facing our nation. The topics and formats vary from keynote lectures and panels to interactive forums and kid-friendly family programs, and are focused on exploring how citizens and elected officials can create change at the local, state, and federal levels.

You can explore highlights from our past programs here.

Free​Advance registration​2020 Election​

Getting to the Point with Senator Michael Bennet

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:15 - 10:15 AM

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) will visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for a Getting to the Point discussion on his vision for the country and policy platform as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States. Senator Bennet will address students and other guests as part of the Institute’s presidential series.

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Free with Advance Registration​

Getting to the Point: The Next Frontier of Public Health in Massachusetts

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

The Institute will welcome state and local leaders for a conversation on public health issues facing communities across Massachusetts, including gun safety, substance abuse, mental health, and the social determinants of health.

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