Lecture from Rev. Richard Hyde: A Puritan Named Kennedy and the Biblical Roots of Democracy

  • 28 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • Community Church of San Carlos, 1336 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070


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Join the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley and the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley for an enlightening evening with Richard Hyde, a distinguished pastor and academic, as he presents his lecture "A Puritan Named Kennedy and the Biblical Roots of Democracy." This unique event is scheduled for March 28, 2024, at the San Carlos Community Church at 7pm. Attendees have the flexibility to join in person at the church or virtually via Zoom, making it accessible to all interested members and guests.

Richard's professional and academic background directly informs the content of his lecture. He served as an Associate Chaplain and Lecturer at Dartmouth College, where his responsibilities included the development of inter-religious programs and engagement in ethical discourse. His academic credentials include a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in American Religion and Public Life from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Richard is also a contributor to Providence Magazine. You can read a sample of his works here.

This event promises to be more than just a lecture; it's an opportunity to engage with complex ideas that have shaped our political landscape. It is an occasion for alumni and guests to reconnect, discuss, and gain new perspectives on the intertwining of religion, politics, and history. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a political aficionado, or someone interested in the intersection of faith and public life, this lecture will offer valuable insights and stimulating conversation. Don't miss this chance to be part of an engaging and thought-provoking evening.


  • (7:00pm) Doors open 
  • (7:30) Talk begins
  • (8:15) Talk ends
  • (8:15-8:30) Q&A
  • (8:30 onward) Socializing at the church, or going to get drinks at one of the nearby Laurel St. bars

Plenty of parking is available by the church for those joining in person. The club will provide light refreshments.

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