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Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History

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Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History

Barbara Perry, Melody Barnes

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
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Join Miller Center political scientist Barbara Perry as she explores the life and career of Senator Edward Kennedy with the Miller Center's Melody Barnes, who served as Senator Kennedy's chief counsel on the Judiciary Committee. Perry will be discussing the just-released Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History, the first book based solely on his definitive oral history. It presents the complete record of his released interviews, providing insights from his family members, colleagues, allies, adversaries, and friends. In it, Perry argues that he was a "bi-partisan partisan" who maintained his progressive values while forging policy compromises with Republican legislators and presidents. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-01-16 11:00:00 2019-01-16 12:15:00 Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History Join Miller Center political scientist Barbara Perry as she explores the life and career of Senator Edward Kennedy with the Miller Center's Melody Barnes, who served as Senator Kennedy's chief counsel on the Judiciary Committee. Perry will be discussing the just-released Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History, the first book based solely on his definitive oral history. It presents the complete record of his released interviews, providing insights from his family members, colleagues, allies, adversaries, and friends. In it, Perry argues that he was a "bi-partisan partisan" who maintained his progressive values while forging policy compromises with Republican legislators and presidents. A book signing will follow the discussion. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
barbara perry

Barbara Perry

Perry, a well-known authority on the Kennedys, is the director of Presidential Studies and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center, where she completed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project. She is the author of Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch and Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier.

Melody Barnes

Melody Barnes

Barnes, Professor of Practice in Public Affairs and Co-Director of the University of Virginia's Democracy Initiative, is a co-founder and principal of MB² Solutions LLC, a domestic strategy firm. From January 2009 until January 2012, she was assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, providing strategic advice to President Obama. From December 1995 until March 2003, Barnes worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee; she served as his chief counsel from 1998 until she left the committee in 2003.