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Speaker Series Hosts NY Times Best-Selling Author Larry Tye and Former State Treasurer Steve Grossman Discussing Robert F. Kennedy

October 27, 2016

Former Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman and New York Times best-selling author Larry Tye will discuss the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy and Tye's most recent book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, at a Presidential Speaker Series event at Lasell on November 2.

The event, hosted by Lasell President Michael B. Alexander, will be held at 7 pm in de Witt Hall on the Lasell campus. The event is free and open to the public, but requires registration online.

Tye's new biography explores Kennedy's transformation from cold warrior to political leftist through his political career from U.S. Attorney General to U.S. Senator and presidential candidate.

Tye is author of Superman (2012), Satchel (2009), Shock (2006), Rising from the Rails (2004), Home Lands (2001), and Father of Spin (1998). In addition to his writing, Tye runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which helps the media do a better job reporting on critical issues like public health, mental health, and high-tech medicine.

Grossman, former Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts and candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, previously served as chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 1991 to 1993, president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from 1992 to 1997 and chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1997 to 1999. In the spring of 2015, Grossman became the CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He also served as Lasell's commencement speaker in May 2016.