The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum regularly hosts heads of state; leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media; academics; community organizers; and artists. In addition to speeches, debates and panel discussions on pressing issues, the Forum has sponsored television and radio programs, film screenings, and theatrical productions.
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The 2015 Richard E. Neustadt and Thomas C. Schelling Awards May 6, 2015 - 4:00pm Mary Robinson, William Nordhaus, David Ellwood
President of Ireland (1990-1997)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)
The Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
Chair, Boston Federal Reserve Bank
Tales of a Body Man: What It’s Like to Staff the President April 28, 2015 - 5:30pm Reggie Love, Jay Newton-Small
Former personal aid to President Obama, Reggie Love, joined TIME Washington Correspondent and IOP Spring Fellow, Jay Newton-Small, in conversation at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Mr. Love discussed his past as a personal assistant to President Obama, including stories about campaigning, his...
A public address by Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan April 27, 2015 - 9:15am Shinzō Abe, Joseph Nye, David Ellwood
Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, addressed the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on a range of policy issues affecting his country and Asian community. Prime Minister Abe discussed Japan's history on the world stage, gender equality, and upcoming economic reforms. The Forum was moderated by Dean...