Desert Town Hall Speakers 2018

Speakers

Caroline Kennedy

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

US Ambassador, Attorney, Editor

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is an attorney and editor of nine New York Times best-selling books on constitutional law, American history, politics and poetry. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017. Caroline will speak about her experience as ambassador over the last four years, and address why strong U.S.- Japan cooperation is so important for the security and prosperity of both countries going forward.

She is a prominent member of the Kennedy family and the only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. From 2002 –2011, she was Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools, which raised over $280 million to support public school reform and engaged a record number of New Yorkers to volunteer in New York City schools.

Caroline is Honorary President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and a member of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Committee. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, she is also Honorary Chair of theSenior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.