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    • 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

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    • 05/25/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Old Granary Burying Ground; followed by lunch at the Union Club of Boston, 8 Park Street, Boston

    Memorial Day Remembrance

    Please join us for the Memorial Day Remembrance at
    the Old Granary Burial Ground at 11:00 a.m on
    Friday, May 25, 2018 followed by lunch at the
    Union Club
    8 Park Street, Boston, MA

    Luncheon Cost - $40 per person

    Registration is required.

Past events

03/17/2018 The Charitable Irish Society's 281st St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
01/31/2018 The Civil War Letters of Florence Burke, an Irish Famine Immigrant
12/06/2017 19th Silver Key Awards Reception
10/25/2017 Poetry & Prose From Across the Atlantic
09/14/2017 IRISH MONUMENT TROLLEY TOUR - September 14, 2017
09/08/2017 President's Reception, September 8, 2017
06/02/2017 Memorial Day Remembrance, June 2, 2017
05/13/2017 Famine, Friends & Fenians
04/12/2017 Kevin Barry: A Writer's Apprenticeship
03/17/2017 Charitable Irish Society's 280th St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
02/10/2017 The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
11/18/2016 A Celebration of Irish Revolutionary Women and the Irish Language
11/09/2016 Fall 2016 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies lecture, presented by literary critic and poet Louis de Paor
10/18/2016 Burns Library Event Announcement - Poems of Repossession, October 18, 2016
10/17/2016 A Celebration of Irish Revolutionary Women and the Irish Language
09/30/2016 Plough and the Stars
09/26/2016 Boston College Irish Studies film screening, Sept. 26 - 1916: The Irish Rebellion
09/09/2016 Exhibition - "The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising"
05/27/2016 Memorial Day Rememberance
04/06/2016 British Society - Tartan Day Celebration
03/17/2016 St. Patrick`s Day 279th Anniversary Dinner
03/02/2016 Spring 2016 Burns Scholar Lecture at Burns Library, Boston College
02/02/2016 Tuesday, Feb. 2: Dr. Raghnall O'Floinn on the National Museum of Ireland
12/13/2015 Celtic Sojourn After Party
12/13/2015 Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan
11/24/2015 Welcome Reception for the Irish Consul General, Fionnuala Quinlan and Vice Consul Meg Laffan
10/30/2015 Lecture on the Irish National Famine Museum by Caroilin Callery
10/24/2015 Celebrating W.B. Yeats at Boston College
10/14/2015 2015 Silver Key Awards Reception
08/18/2015 Charles River Sunset Cruise - farewell to Consul General of Ireland Breandán Ó Caollaí
06/27/2015 Martha's Vineyard - cocktails with the Consul General of Ireland Breandán Ó Caollaí
06/02/2015 An evening with the Consuls General
05/28/2015 Irish Night at Pops
05/22/2015 Memorial Day Remembrance
04/23/2015 "Journey Toward Hope" - A Night of Appreciation
03/21/2015 The Arts and Crafts Movement - Making it Irish
03/17/2015 St. Patrick`s Day Anniversary Dinner
03/17/2015 The Charitable Irish Society 278th Annual Meeting
01/26/2015 One Story Draws Another: Staff selections from the Irish collections at the Burns Library
12/09/2014 Gaelic Roots Christmas Concert Presented by Boston College
11/19/2014 Academy Award Nominee Documentary, Which Way Home
10/15/2014 2014 Silver Key Awards Reception
09/13/2014 Kilted pub crawl to support the Scots' Charitable Society and the Charitable Irish Society
05/23/2014 Annual Memorial Day Remembrance
03/17/2014 St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
05/24/2013 2013 Memorial Day Observance
05/24/2013 Memorial Lunch - Union Club
05/08/2013 Board of Directors Meeting
05/05/2013 "The Irish Servant Girl"
04/10/2013 Board of Directors Meeting
03/17/2013 St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner
03/16/2013 Annual Meeting of the Society - Boston
01/23/2013 President's Reception
11/29/2012 2012 Silver Key Awards Reception

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