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John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Our purpose is to advance the study and understanding of President Kennedy's life and career and the times in which he lived; and to promote a greater appreciation of America's political and cultural heritage, the process of governing and the importance of public service. We accomplish our mission by: preserving and making accessible the records of President Kennedy and his times; promoting open discourse on critical issues of our own time; and educating and encouraging citizens to contribute, through public and community service, to shaping our nation's future.break

http://www.jfklibrary.org

Past Events

  • Boston Globe writers **James Carroll** and **Neil Swidey**, author **Mary Gordon**, and **Sister Simone Campbell**, organizer of “Nuns on the Bus,” discuss Pope Francis and what the shifts initiated by his papacy might mean for both domestic and world politics. **Margery Eagan**, columnist for The Boston Globe's Catholicism-news website, [Crux](http://www.cruxnow.com "CRUX"), and host of WGBH's midday news show [Boston Public Radio](http://wgbhnews.org/programs/boston-public-radio "Boston Public Radio"), moderates.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • **President Jimmy Carter** discussed his new book, _A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power_, with Ronan Farrow, who served as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and currently is host of _MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily_.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Jim Lehrer (Hall Of Fame Inductee),PBS NewsHour (TV Program),Presidential Debates
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Colleagues and writers, including Joe Armstrong, Betty Sue Flowers, Harriet Rubin and David Stenn share their memories of working with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis during her time as an editor in New York City. Greg Lawrence, author of *Jackie as Editor*, moderates.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Jonathan Alter, author of *The Promise: President Obama, Year One*, and Hendrik Hertzberg, columnist for *The New Yorker*, analyzed the Obama presidency as the 2012 presidential race began with former *Boston Globe* Editorial Page Editor Renee Loth.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • "Amanda Smith, the daughter of Jean Kennedy Smith, discusses her recent biography, *Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson*, with WBUR's political news reporter Fred Thys. Patterson had an unprecedented career for a woman of her time: without a journalistic background, she successfully became the editor, publisher, and sole proprietor of a big-city newspaper, the Washington *Times-Herald*."
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • On the publication of the first volume of Ernest Hemingway's letters, Sandra Spanier, the book's editor; novelist Ward Just; and moderator Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday discussed *The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922*. The actor, Corey Stoll, who played Hemingway in Woody Allen's recent Midnight in Paris read selections.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, discusses his new biography, *Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero*, with former *Boston Globe* editor Marty Nolan. *Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero* is an intimate portrait of John Kennedy from his childhood through the presidency, based on interviews with those who were closest to him.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • "Annie Leibovitz discusses her new book, *Pilgrimage*, which explores the places where the people who have inspired her have worked. The book includes the homes of Henry David Thoreau, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. "
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Clinton Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy's Secret Service detail, shares memories of the Kennedy White House and his service protecting the first family with Tom Putnam, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
    Partner:
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation