Ambassador to Northern Ireland and member of BB&N Class of 1999, Joe Kennedy III returned to Gerry’s Landing to speak to students as the first guest speaker in the Knights Masterclass Club. Organized by presidents Finnigan Wiegand ’25 and Kenneth Tsay ’25, Ambassador Kennedy is the first in a series of speakers coming to campus this year.
While many politicians are known to give big theatrical speeches when invited to schools, Kennedy engaged in a more down-to-earth approach to involve the students. After soliciting questions from the audience, the current ambassador to Northern Ireland spoke about his time at BB&N and his time working on Capitol Hill, highlighting the lessons he learned throughout his career.
When asked about life in college and his journey into politics, Kennedy emphasized that his time at BB&N prepared him for anything he faced after graduation. The level of integrity and work the faculty and staff encourage in Cambridge builds a life-long love of learning and equips students with the skills to tackle any obstacle.