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'Ask not': National service in times of crisis

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The Presidential Ideas Festival was held May 21-23, 2019.

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April 24, 2020

John Bridgeland, Timothy Shriver

Hosted by William Antholis

President Kennedy's famous call to service, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," served as an inspiration to Americans in the 1960s. Join us for an exploration of national service, civic responsibility, and presidential leadership as we face 2020's daunting coronavirus challenge.