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.

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Women in Leadership Conference

Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the Institute for an inspirational daylong conference featuring remarkable women in government and public policy discussing the importance of women's leadership.

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Boston #StandsWithImmigrants: The Stories Behind the Faces

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Individuals who are featured in the Boston #StandsWithImmigrants project will share their personal immigration stories in a moderated conversation that includes audience Q&A.

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Can We Save Our Democracy?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30 PM

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, authors of "How Democracies Die", will discuss how their research studying the demise of other liberal democracies around the world offers lessons for America’s current political climate.

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Getting to the Point with Pod Save America

Friday, May 25, 2018, 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor – hosts of the political podcast Pod Save America – lead a forum on activism, advocacy, and the impact of diverse voices on political life.

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Getting to the Point with Eric H. Holder Jr.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:30 PM

Eric H. Holder Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will discuss the impact of gerrymandering on the American political system.

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Getting to the Point with Congressman Joe Kennedy III

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8:00 AM

Congressman Kennedy participates in a conversation on wide-ranging issues facing our communities during this breakfast program.

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