A conversation with author Maurice Fitzpatrick on "John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C."
In his seminal book, John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C., author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick traces Hume’s historic role leveraging Irish-America and U.S. politics to become Ireland’s greatest peace-maker. In a moderated conversation, Fitzpatrick will discuss the threads of Hume’s philosophy of non-violence, his political vision and sense of diplomacy, and efforts to engage American politicians to help create a framework for peace in Northern Ireland.
A book signing with Mr. Fitzpatrick will follow the program. Two ticket options are available, including general admission (free) and general admission + book ($40, $35 for members). Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the Institute’s gift shop.
Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley will participate in a moderated discussion at the Institute where she will preview the issues she will be fighting for in the 116th Congress, share insights from her longstanding commitment to community-based policy reform, and reflect on her most recent history-making campaign.
A bipartisan panel of Members of Congress will gather at the Kennedy Institute to discuss the state of affairs in Washington, opportunities for common ground in the 116th Congress, the political challenges they face, and how to foster a vibrant civic dialogue. This program is hosted in partnership with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress.
Join Boston Children’s Chorus for this performance featuring guest conductor Karmina Šilec.