Public Programs

100 Years of Freedom: Ireland Then and Now




Bertie Ahern, Gary Mason, and Moderator

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, in collaboration with the Irish Consulate in Boston and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University, presents a program Tuesday, September 27, in honor of the Irish centenary. Join and reflect on the Irish cultural identity after the 1916 rebellion as well as the current state of the Ireland-US relationship, particularly in Boston.

The Institute is honored to have former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern deliver the keynote address, and feature Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, Director of “Rethinking Conflict,” former Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, and Professor Robert Savage of Boston College, in a panel discussion moderated by Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

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