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 with Advance Registration​

1919-2019: de Valera in Boston & 100 Years of Ireland-U.S. Relations

Monday, July 1, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Irish Consulate of Boston and the Kennedy Institute will welcome expert commentators to reflect on the significance of Eamon de Valera’s visit to Boston in 1919, and the evolution of relations between Ireland and the U.S.

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Free​Drop-in​No Registration Required​

Free Fun Friday 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On Friday, July 26, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute participates in offering a “Free Fun Friday” through support from the Highland Street Foundation. The Institute is open for free all day. There is no admission cost.

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