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.
How can the state work with cities and towns across the Commonwealth to create a sustainable housing market? Leaders will share how government and other stakeholders are working to address the need for affordable housing in our state.
Join the Kennedy Institute for breakfast and a conversation with Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, on the state of U.S. and Irish relations.
A panel discussion and exhibition on income inequality organized by the Humanities Workshop, a consortium of secondary schools in the Greater Boston area that explores pressing issues affecting our community through a humanist lens.