Screening | In The Name of Peace

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Screening of IN THE NAME OF PEACE and discussion with Director MAURICE FITZPATRICK and a panel of experts:
Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science
Siobhán Lyons, President and CEO of Citizen Diplomacy International

John Hume saw that by harnessing the political influence of the Irish American diaspora in Washington it was possible to address the legacy of colonial division in Ireland and to achieve peace. In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America is a compelling feature documentary with dramatic footage from the conflict in Northern Ireland and stirring accounts by Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as US Congressmen and Senators.

Maurice Fitzpatrick is a film director and a lecturer from Ireland. He made The Boys of St. Columb's, a documentary which tells the story of the first generation of children to receive free secondary education in Northern Ireland. His second film is an examination of Brian Friel's play Translations. In 2017, he wrote, directed and produced In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America. He is also the author of a book entitled John Hume in America (Irish Academic Press).


This event is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Penn History, Political Science and Cinema & Media Studies.

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