Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., will deliver a 2007 Compton lecture April 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Stata Center's Kirsch Auditorium.
Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate for 43 years. He was elected in 1962 to finish the final two years of the Senate term of his brother, Sen. John F. Kennedy, who was elected president in 1960. Since then, Kennedy has been re-elected to seven full terms and is now the second most senior member of the Senate.
Kennedy, who was invited to MIT by President Susan Hockfield, will speak about public service.
The Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series was established in 1957 to honor the late Karl Taylor Compton, who served as president of MIT from 1930-48 and chairman of the Corporation from 1948-54. The purpose of the lectureship is to give the MIT community direct contact with the important ideas of our times and with people who have contributed much to modern thought.
This event in the series is sponsored by the MIT Information Center and the Office of the President.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 11, 2007 (download PDF).