Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project: Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
The Institute hosted its first public program following the release of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project in September 2015. Given the rich content on Irish affairs within the Oral History Project, namely the peace and reconciliation process in Northern Ireland, the topic was a fitting choice. Former Senate Majority Leader and U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address. Kelly O'Donnell, Capitol Hill Correspondent for NBC News, will moderate the discussion to follow with Senator Mitchell, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Mr. Niall O'Dowd, Congressman Peter King (R-NY), and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA).
Learn more about the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project here.
The Kennedy Institute joins the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, National Organization on Disability, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, The Harkin Institute, and Higher Ground Productions, in convening key activists, advocates, and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a virtual, bipartisan celebration of the landmark civil rights legislation.
Join the Kennedy Institute, Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, Dole Institute of Politics, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, for an online celebration and rally to honor the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
David Litt, former senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to President Barack Obama, will join the Kennedy Institute for a discussion on his new book, “Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think.” This thought-provoking book traces how our democracy has changed over time, where it went awry, and why there is an urgent need to fix politics before it’s too late.