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Public Affairs Programs

Upcoming Programs

The Institute’s Public Affairs 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.

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Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Board member and presidential speechwriter Cody Keenan, and Michele Norris for a fascinating conversation about Keenan’s latest book, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America. In one of the most intense periods of Obama’s presidency including the murders of nine Black worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina and Supreme Court rulings deciding the rights of Americans to healthcare and marriage equality, Keenan takes us through the process of finding words to console, elevate, and contextualize these events, and shines light on his unique relationship with our 44th President.

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