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WHAT:             Irish Lecture Series: “Lessons from the Irish Troubles for the War on Terror”


WHEN:            7 p.m., Thursday, April 7


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Life Cycle Institute Auditorium

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         The sixth and final event in Catholic University’s 20th Irish Studies Speakers Series will be a roundtable discussion — Lessons from the Irish Troubles for the War on Terror. Robert Mahony, CUA professor of English and interim director of the Center for Irish Studies, will moderate the panel, which includes Conor O’Clery, North America correspondent for the Irish Times; Martin Sieff, senior political analyst for United Press International, Washington, D.C.; Eunan O’Halpin, Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, and an expert on security issues; and John Carr, secretary of the Office of Social Development and World Peace for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The discussion will focus on terrorism in Ireland and Britain from 1968 to 1998, and the example this holds for post-9/11 security, intelligence gathering and suspects’ rights in this country.

The speakers series features lectures by visiting scholars and artists from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States who discuss Irish arts, history and politics.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information about the series, contact Robert Mahony at mahony@cua.edu or 202-319-5488.


SPONSOR:       CUA Center for Irish Studies


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.







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