SPOTLIGHT EVENT: Red, White, and Gray – Youth vs. Experience in Politics

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From left to right: Darren Samuelsohn is Insider's Washington DC bureau chief, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter and John F. Kennedy’s niece; Patricia Taft, great-granddaughter of William H. Taft
From left to right: Darren Samuelsohn is Insider’s Washington DC bureau chief. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter and John F. Kennedy’s niece. And Patricia Taft, great-granddaughter of William H. Taft.

  • Government is becoming less reflective of the youthful society it represents.
  • In this conversation, you’ll hear from two descendants of US presidents.
  • Sign up here to attend our virtual live event on youth versus experience in politics at 3 p.m. ET, October 31, 2022.

America’s leaders are old and getting older. And across Congress, the judiciary, and the executive branch, government is becoming less reflective of the youthful society it represents. 

Insider’s “Red, White, and Gray” editorial spotlight event explores youth versus experience in politics with two descendants of US presidents:  

    • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter and John F. Kennedy’s niece 
    • Patricia Taft, great-granddaughter of William H. Taft 

Our guests will discuss how to engage multiple generations in politics and share advice for people who want to get into the business of governing. 

This 30-minute live conversation, hosted by Insider Washington DC bureau chief Darren Samuelsohn, is an extension of  “Red, White, and Gray” — a project Insider’s politics team recently launched to explore how the American gerontocracy is weakening democracy. The series explores the costs, benefits, and dangers of life in a nation helmed by those of advanced age, where issues of profound importance to the nation’s youth and future — tech, civil rights, energy, the environment — are largely in the hands of those whose primes have passed.

Register here to join the conversation! 

 

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