National Press Club

'RFK: His Words for Our Times', is topic of Event Team book discusssion featuring Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, April 10

April 1, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert and Ethel Kennedy's eldest child and former public servant, and her co-author and editor, Rick Allen, will discuss their book, "RFK: His Words for Our Times," at a National Press Club Book Event next Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m..

The event, sponsored by the Club's Events Team in the conference rooms, will feature a discussion with Townsend and Allen, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Students are especially urged to attend, and will be admitted without charge and must bring a student ID.

Register here.

The new year and a new Congress have ushered in new policies for perennial challenges, continued polarization and a national yearning for leadership and transparency. Fifty years after Sen. Robert Kennedy was assassinated during his presidential campaign, he continues to inspire with messages that reached across similar gulfs during his life – and help us make sense of America’s present challenges and future prospects.

Today there is renewed interest in Kennedy’s vision for America, and the words that have proven so prescient and timeless.  In this updated book, Townsend and Allen share the Senator’s ideas and words, and apply them to today’s economic conditions, budget battles, political strategies and policy questions at home and abroad.