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THURSDAY January 24, 2019—Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Life and Times

How did the United States go from “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” to “Make America Great Again “and “America First”? Townsend, oldest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, talks about the Kennedy family, its legacy, and the state of the Democratic Party. 

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the former two-term lieutenant governor of Maryland. She ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives in 1984 and for governor of Maryland in 2002. Townsend holds a law degree and is the author of Failing America’s Faithful: How today’s Churches are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way. She is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and a visiting fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.