Across the Aisle | A Conversation on our Nation's Opioid Epidemic
Featuring Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
On Thursday, November 2, at 3 p.m. in Washington, DC, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will come together for an Across the Aisle conversation on the national opioid epidemic moderated by Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. Building on passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Senators Portman, Whitehouse, and Shaheen will discuss how the federal government can best support the efforts of law enforcement, public health officials, community organizations and families across the country to respond to this crisis. The discussion will take place in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building at 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Co-Founder and President of the Board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, and Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative (D-RI), Founder of the Kennedy Forum, and Edward M. Kennedy Institute board member, will also give remarks.
Against the Wind - Discussion with Neal Gabler
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Senator Paul G. Kirk, and acclaimed author Neal Gabler for a dynamic conversation about Gabler’s newest book AGAINST THE WIND: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism. The conversation will cover Gabler’s journey in writing the second volume of the magisterial biography of Senator Ted Kennedy in a book that sheds new light both on one of the most revered figures of modern politics and on the origins of America’s current existential crisis.
Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Board member and presidential speechwriter Cody Keenan, and The Honorable William “Mo” Cowan 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.
60th Anniversary Event: Balancing Powers
The second virtual program in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of beginning of Ted Kennedy’s long and impactful career as a United States Senator will examine how Senator Kennedy drew upon his collaborations with 10 presidential administrations to achieve great policy strides and help shape the U.S. courts.