Across the Aisle: Finding Common Ground in Congress
A bipartisan panel of Members of Congress will gather at the Kennedy Institute to discuss the state of affairs in Washington, opportunities for common ground in the 116th Congress, the political challenges they face, and how to foster a vibrant civic dialogue. This program is hosted in partnership with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress.
Moderated by Paul Kane, Senior Congressional Correspondent and Columnist for The Washington Post, the panel will include:
• Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)
• Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA-4)
• Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2)
• Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large)
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute hosts the annual We the People competition, the culmination of a nationally acclaimed curriculum-based civic education program that helps students understand the history, philosophies, and evolution of constitutional government.
Director James Demo’s multi-award winning film, “The Peacemaker,” is an intimate portrait of Padraig O’Malley, UMass Boston’s John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.
Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley will participate in a moderated discussion at the Institute where she will preview the issues she will be fighting for in the 116th Congress, share insights from her longstanding commitment to community-based policy reform, and reflect on her most recent history-making campaign.