Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for a conversation on the issue that the United Nations has called “the greatest ever threat to human rights”: climate change.

Following his time as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Sec. Kerry was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he represented the Bay State from 1985-2013. As Secretary of State, Kerry oversaw the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, facilitated the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba, and became the first sitting U.S. Secretary of State to visit the Hiroshima memorial in Japan. In 2004, he was the Democratic nominee for president.

This conversation will be moderated by Institute Director David Axelrod.

This program is presented in partnership with Global Voices Lecture Series at International House.

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