Cormac Ó Gráda is Emeritus Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. His major books include Ireland: A New Economic History 1780-1939 (1994), Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce (2006) and Famine: A Short History (2009). Co-editor of the European Review of Economic History, Professor Ó Gráda is a member of the Irish Economic and Social History Society as well as the Royal Irish Academy, where he received the Academy's Gold Medal in 2010.
Breandan Ó Buachalla (1936-2010) was the first Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Chair of Irish Language and Literature and a premier scholar of Irish culture, literature and linguistics. Instrumental to the success of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and its Irish Language and Literature department, this memorial lecture series honors a revered colleague and friend.