June 19, 2018 Fourth Annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture, July 19

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Ross Douthat to Discuss “Restoring the American Dream” with Ann Compton

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E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Ross Douthat of the New York Times will reflect on the origins of the “ideal of the American Dream” as well as explore the different ways conservatives and liberals imagine the future of the dream.  ABC News correspondent Ann Compton will moderate the conversation.  

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground level of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets are not needed, but an RSVP is required to specialevents@loc.gov.

Hosted by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, in conjunction with the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, this is the fourth in a five-year series designed to celebrate the legacy and principles of the late Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, who served as Hawaii’s first U.S. representative and then as U.S. senator for nearly half a century. Highlighting the importance Inouye placed on bipartisanship and moral courage, each lecture brings together voices from diverse backgrounds.

The conversation will be live-tweeted by both the Kluge Center and Inouye Institute: @KlugeCtr and @DKIInstitute (#Inouye), and live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook to the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Imiloa Astronomy Center. It will also be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.

The lecture series is made possible through a generous donation from the Daniel K. Inouye Institute. The full lectures can be found on the Library of Congress website, and video segments in downloadable learning supplements are posted to danielkinouyelectures.org.

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute was established in 2013 to preserve the legacy of Senator Daniel Inouye; promote STEM education, civics learning, and international educational-cultural exchanges; and establish a repository of the Asian American/Pacific experience. To learn more about the Inouye Institute and Senator Inouye, visit danielkinouyeinstitute.org.  

The Kluge Center’s mission, as established in 2000, is to “reinvigorate the interconnection between thought and action,” bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. To that end, the Center brings some of the world’s great thinkers to the Library to make use of the Library collections and engage in conversations addressing the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. 

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PR 18-081
ISSN 0731-3527