Across the Aisle with Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on "Crisis Point"
The Institute was proud to welcome Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) for the first Across the Aisle of 2016. Senators Daschle and Lott sat down for a bipartisan discussion on their book “Crisis Point,” which highlights the current state of politics in Washington and across America. The discussion was moderated by journalist Mike Barnicle.
Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the premiere of The Citizen’s Senate, a new educational program that highlights key moments in American history when citizens have compelled the U.S. Senate to act. The first installment will examine the struggles and ultimate success of the final decade of the suffrage movement.
Experts will discuss how our nation’s founders grappled with many of the same political issues that our country faces today, including political polarization and approaches to health care, and how we can learn by reflecting on our past.