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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Distinguished Speaker Series: John Kerry

Wednesday, November 28 | 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6) | Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center

Join Tisch College for a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Appointed in 2012 by President Obama, Secretary Kerry guided the State Department’s strategy on promoting nuclear nonproliferation, combating radical extremism, and fighting climate change until 2017. His tenure was marked by the negotiation of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris Climate Agreement. Prior to serving in the State Department, Kerry served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013 and was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 to 2013. In 2004, Kerry was the Democratic nominee for President. A decorated veteran, Kerry served two combat tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. He is also the best-selling author of three books, including his 2018 memoir Every Day Is Extra. Kerry currently serves as Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University and the Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Follow the conversation live at #JohnKerryAtTufts and #EveryDayIsExtra 

This event is the 6th Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship and Public Service and is supported by Tisch College’s Distinguished Speaker Series and by the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. 

NOTE: Tickets are required for this event. Free tickets will be available for pickup with Tufts ID for Tufts students, faculty, and staff at the Mayer Campus Center Information Booth beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, November 14. Limit to one ticket per Tufts ID. Alumni, community partners, and interested individuals on Tufts’ Boston and Grafton campuses should contact Jessica Byrnes to inquire about tickets. Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested in asking Secretary Kerry a question? Tufts students can submit a question below. If selected, you will receive a confirmation email prior to the event with further instructions. Submitting a question does not register you for the event. 

(Tufts School of Medicine, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, Friedman, etc.)
Tufts students only, please. Submitting a question does NOT register you for the event. Tickets are required for attendance.