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Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political, and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.

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Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political, and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.

    The Constitution: Changes and Challenges in US History with Akhil Amar and Eric Foner

    The Constitution: Changes and Challenges in US History with Akhil Amar and Eric Foner

    Akhil Amar, professor of law and political science at Yale University, and Eric Foner, professor emeritus of history at Columbia University and author of The Second Founding: How Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, discuss constitutional changes and challenges throughout our nation’s history. Kenneth Mack, professor of law and history at Harvard University, moderates.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    A Conversation with Stacey Abrams

    A Conversation with Stacey Abrams

    Stacey Abrams, New York Times bestselling author, nonprofit CEO, former Georgia House Democratic Leader and 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, discusses her distinguished career and continuing work on voting rights and social issues with Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for The Washington Post.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Great Lives Worth Reliving with Mo Rocca

    Great Lives Worth Reliving with Mo Rocca

    Mo Rocca, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and frequent panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, discusses his new book, Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving, featuring remarkable lives of leaders, innovators, and artists worthy of greater attention. Rick Berke, co-founder and executive editor of STAT and former longtime reporter and editor at The New York Times, moderates.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Sweet World of White House Desserts with Roland Mesnier

    Sweet World of White House Desserts with Roland Mesnier

    Roland Mesnier, White House executive pastry chef from 1979 - 2004, discusses his distinguished career and new book, Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef’s Secrets with Sheryl Julian, former food editor of The Boston Globe.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    A Conversation with Ash Carter

    A Conversation with Ash Carter

    Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense and director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, discusses his distinguished career and new book, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon with David Martin, national security correspondent for CBS News.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Everyday Decisions and Environmental Challenges with Tatiana Schlossberg

    Everyday Decisions and Environmental Challenges with Tatiana Schlossberg

    Tatiana Schlossberg, author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, and Rachel Cleetus, climate and energy program policy director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discuss the environmental impact inherent in our everyday choices with David Cash, dean of the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

    • 1 hr 23 min

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