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68th U.S. Secretary of State, United States Senator, and author John Kerry will participate in a wide-ranging conversation at the Institute, moderated by David S. Bernstein, Contributor, Boston Magazine and WGBH News.

Secretary Kerry will discuss his recent memoir, Every Day is Extra, reflect on the current challenges facing our nation, and offer insights on the major milestones from his 50 years in public service and what lessons they offer today.

A book signing will follow and copies of Every Day is Extra will be available for purchase from the Institute’s gift shop on the night of the program.

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