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​

Getting to the Point on Immigration and Refugees

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Join the Kennedy Institute for a timely conversation on the current state of immigration in the United States, the global phenomenon of forced displacement and the plight of refugees.

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2021 MAAH Stone Book Award

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Join the Museum of African American History and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event.

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Free​

From Speeches to Tweets: Why Presidential Rhetoric Matters

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Join former presidential speech writers from both sides of the aisle for a discussion on the importance of word choice by the President of the United States and how presidential communications have changed over time.

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Stone Social Impact Forum featuring Nicholas Kristof

Monday, December 13, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for the Fall 2021 Stone Social Impact Forum featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

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