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Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

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Experts will discuss how our nation’s founders grappled with many of the same political issues that our country faces today and how we can learn by reflecting on our past. The panel will reflect on the difficulties of political polarization and approaches to health care during the time of our nation’s founding and how we can use these lessons of history to address today’s political challenges.

Moderated by Fred Thys, reporter at WBUR, the conversation will include:


  • Liz Covart, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; Host of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History
  • Stephen Fried, Author, Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania
  • Sara Georgini, Series Editor, Papers of John Adams, Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Nathaniel Sheidley, Ph.D., President and CEO, Revolutionary Spaces


The Kennedy Institute is proud to partner with the Massachusetts Historical Society on this event.


ABOUT THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

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Registration opens no earlier than 5:00 PM seating is first-come, first-served. Registration and doors close 15 minutes after the start of the program. Some seats have obstructed views.

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