International Connections Brown Bag Lunch
International Connections presents: â€śPeace & Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: A Fulbrighterâ€™s Perspectiveâ€ť
Presented by Professor William Timpson, Department of Education
Locaton:Â Lory Student Center, room 208
Imagine the attacks of September 11th in the United States multiplied by 200. That would mean more than 700,000 casualties. Proportionately, that is what this small nation of Northern Ireland and its 1.5 million people have suffered through the bombings and killings of the past 40 years, commonly referred to as the "Troubles." Unlike what the U.S. faced, however, the "terrorists" in Northern Ireland have been native born, citizens and neighbors, schooled in an 800 year cauldron of conflict and violence, empire and religion, power and exploitation. Professor Timpson visited Northern Ireland four years ago in an attempt to understand how this small nation was able to sign the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, move away from violent imposition of one side over the other and toward a peaceful, democratically determined shared future. He has returned on a Fulbright Senior Specialist's Award to work with the University of Ulster's UNESCO Centre and its focus on education for pluralism, human rights and democracy.
This event is organized by International Education/Office of International Programs.
For more information, contact: Karen Gardenier 491-5917 email@example.com.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Start Time:||12:15 PM|
|End Time:||01:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Tuesday, September 19, 2006|
|Event Ends On:||Tuesday, September 19, 2006|
|Submitter's Name:||Karen Gardenier|