About the Series 

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.

How to Attend

All Forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended, and may be made by clicking the "Register" link in each upcoming Forum listing below, or by calling 617-514-1643. Registration guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall. Doors to the main hall open approximately one hour before the start of each program.

View Live Webcasts / Access Recordings

Kennedy Library Forums are webcast live and recorded whenever possible. Written transcripts of most recorded events are also available. Visit the Forum Video Archive or our YouTube channel to view past forums.


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Kennedy Library Forum sponsors

William Evans
Jeffrey Brown

Towards a Safer Community

February 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, the Rev. Mark V. Scott, Associate Pastor at the Azusa Christian Community and member of the City of Boston's Streetworker Team, and the Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, founder of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace), discuss successes and challenges facing the community. Byron Barnett, reporter for 7News WHDH and host of Urban Update, moderates.

Ryan Turbridy
PJ Lynch Kevin Cullen

JFK’s Visit to Ireland with Ryan Tubridy and PJ Lynch

March 6, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Acclaimed Irish broadcaster and Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy and Ireland's current laureate for children's literature, illustrator P.J. Lynch, discuss President Kennedy's 1963 visit to Ireland. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Kevin Cullen moderates.