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John Hume, His Vision and Legacy for Ireland

  • 04/28/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Symposium at Devlin Hall 101; Reception at Burns Library

April 28, 2018

John Hume: His Vision & Legacy for Ireland

Book launch, John Hume: In His Own Words, edited by Sean Farren Boston College,
Devlin Hall, Room 101.

9:00 Introduction and Welcome: Professor James H. Murphy, Director, Center for Irish Programs, Boston College

Words of Welcome: Professor Catherine B. Shannon

9:15-10:30 Panel 1

John Hume: Civil Rights and Human Rights Campaigner with Professors Paul Arthur, Monica McWilliams, and Brandon Hamber (Chair: Ronnie Millar, IIIC)

10:40-11:55 Panel 2

John Hume: Healing Divisions within Northern Ireland: Power-sharing and Partnership with Professors Sean Farren, Arthur Aughey, and Cathy Gormley-Heenan (Chair: Meghan O’Sullivan, JFK School of Government)

12:00-1:30 LUNCH & BOOK LAUNCH BY AMBASSADOR MULHALL with remarks by Professor Sean Farren Copies of Sean Farren’s book John Hume: In His Own Words will be available for sale during lunch time. Personal comments will be made by Aidan Hume either at this time or later in the afternoon.

1:40-2:55 Panel 3

John Hume: Building an Agreed Ireland: Irish Unity and the European Dimension with Professor Richard Kearney, journalist Susan McKay, and Ambassador Daniel Mulhall (Chair: Robert Mauro, Global Leadership Institute, Boston College)

3:05- 4:20 Panel 4

John Hume: The Irish American Dimension from President Carter to the Present, political and economic support with Thomas P. O’Neill III, Catherine B. Shannon, John Cullinane (Chair: Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe)

4:30 to 5:00 pm

Summary of the day’s discussion with audience Q and A (Chair: Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe)

5:15 to 6:45 pm

Closing Reception and review of John Hume exhibit at the Burns Library

Conference sponsors:

Center for Irish Programs at Boston College, Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, Boston College Libraries, the Charitable Irish Society of Boston, the Irish American Partnership, the Eire Society of Boston, Northern Ireland Bureau at Washington, D. C., Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin, Irish Consulate at Boston, British Consulate at Boston,  Ulster University-Magee Campus Derry, Global Citizens Circle.

Organizers: Professors  Sean Farren and Catherine B. Shannon

You can also visit http://www.bostonirish.com/around-town/2018/boston-college-symposium-panels-discuss-%E2%80%98john-hume-his-vision-and-legac for more information.


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