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Caroline Kennedy is an attorney and the editor of nine New York Times best-selling books on constitutional law, American history, politics and poetry. On October 16, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Caroline Kennedy to be the United States Ambassador to Japan. She served as Ambassador to Japan until January 2017. 

Caroline Kennedy currently serves as a member of the national board of directors for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and chief executive for the New York City Department of Education Office of Strategic Partnerships. She is Honorary President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and a member of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Committee. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, she is also Honorary Chair of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

From 2002 – 2011, she was Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools, which raised over $280 million to support public school reform and engaged a record number of New Yorkers to volunteer in New York City schools.

To honor her late mother, Caroline Kennedy helped create The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, published in 2001. She has also served as editor for two other anthologies: Profiles in Courage for Our Time (2002) and A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems and Speeches Every American Should Know (2003). She published A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children in 2005, and her latest work, A Family Christmas, in 2007.

Ms. Kennedy is married to Edwin Arthur Schlossberg, president of Edwin Schlossberg Inc., a multi-disciplinary design company that specializes in interactive exhibit design and museum master-planning. They have three children.

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