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.
City Awake’s Our Convention is one of the largest and most prestigious annual gatherings for young professionals in Boston. In the 5th year of Our Convention, City Awake plans to attract 600 emerging leaders to discuss the important issues focused on the region. With a mix of workshops, fireside chats, keynote speakers, and socializing, Our Convention will connect, inspire and mobilize next-gen leaders for the region.
Kid Convention 2019 is a day of fun and engaging hands-on activities for children and families where youngsters learn about the legislative process, government, and the importance of making their voices heard.
Each fall, Mass Humanities brings a stellar group of scholars, journalists, and public officials together for a series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture. This year, leading scholars Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy.