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​Kids + Families​

Kid Convention 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Kid Convention 2019 is a day of fun and engaging hands-on activities for children and families where youngsters learn about the legislative process, government, and the importance of making their voices heard.

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Free​Institute Partner​

Mass Humanities Fall Forum

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Each fall, Mass Humanities brings a stellar group of scholars, journalists, and public officials together for a series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture. This year, leading scholars Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy.

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Ticketed​Institute Partner​Ticketed​

City Awake's Our Convention 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

City Awake’s Our Convention is one of the largest and most prestigious annual gatherings for young professionals in Boston. In the 5th year of Our Convention, City Awake plans to attract 600 emerging leaders to discuss the important issues focused on the region. With a mix of workshops, fireside chats, keynote speakers, and socializing, Our Convention will connect, inspire and mobilize next-gen leaders for the region.

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