Getting to the Point with Governor Bill Weld
Governor Bill Weld will visit the Institute for a moderated Getting to the Point conversation to discuss his vision for a better America and share his policy platform for his candidacy for president of the United States. Alison King, Political Reporter, NBC Boston, will moderate this conversation. Governor Weld’s appearance is part of a series of Kennedy Institute programming in conjunction with the 2020 election cycle.
Governor Weld is a former two-term Governor of Massachusetts, first elected in 1990. Prior to being elected, Governor Weld served in President Ronald Reagan’s Justice Department as Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division and as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. He also served as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations, served for five years as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, and is an associate member of the InterAction Council, an elected group of former heads of state from throughout the world, which convenes to consider and report on global issues.
Innovative education leader Geoffrey Canada, president and founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, is the inaugural speaker for the Stone Social Impact Forum, a new signature series highlighting civic change agents who advance social change and innovatively address areas of inequality in our society.
Learn more about our program series, including Across the Aisle, Getting to the Point, and other special programs.
On Friday, July 26, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute participates in offering a “Free Fun Friday” through support from the Highland Street Foundation. The Institute is open for free all day. There is no admission cost.