"In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" was written, produced and directed by Maurice Fitzpatrick, who will be present to introduce the film and to do a Q & A after the screening.
The documentary follows the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume as he worked tirelessly over decades to rally the support of one American president after another to back the peace process in Ireland, and was a key agent in the transformation of Northern Ireland - one which valued inclusive peace.
In the Cushwa Center for American Catholicism's annual Hibernian Lecture, Ruán O'Donnell will speak on "America and the Irish Revolution."
Clíona Ní Ríordáin is Professor of English at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, where she teaches Irish literature and translation studies and convenes the Master’s programme in Irish Studies. She holds degrees from the National University of Ireland and from the universities of Lyons and Paris. Her research interests lie in contemporary Irish poetry, and sociolinguistics. She directs the Irish Studies research group, ERIN. Her most recent publication is the bilingual anthology Jeune Poésie d’Irlande…