John Kerry Will Speak at MIT
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to MIT on Monday, where he plans to give a speech on climate change and other topics in the waning days of his tenure with the Obama administration.
Kerry will “deliver remarks on climate change, innovation, and the global transition to a clean energy future” at 10:30 a.m., the State Department announced Friday.
News that he would be in Cambridge for the address were reported in the Globe earlier this week, but that hadn’t been confirmed until now. The speech will be followed by a roundtable discussion, the topics for which include technology and the economy.
The former Massachusetts senator and lieutenant governor has said he plans to return to Boston after leaving his post, and will pursue work in the private sector. He added, in December: “I’m going to continue to work for peace and conflict resolution in a constructive forum that I’m trying to think about and shape right now.”
Per a news release, MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif, will introduce Kerry, as will Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research, and David Schmittlein, dean of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.