Monday, January 23, 2006

Kerry To Deliver UU Peace Lecture

From the Press Release: US Senator John Kerry, the Democratic Party candidate at the most recent US Presidential elections, is to visit Northern Ireland later this week to deliver a lecture at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus.

The invitation-only event, which forms part of the Tip O’Neill series of peace lectures, will be on the topic of “ Security in the 21st Century”, and takes place on Sunday 29 January at 7.30pm.

Senator Kerry visits at the invitation of Professor John Hume, holder of the Tip O’Neill Chair in Peace Studies at the University.

The Tip O’ Neill Chair, funded by the Ireland Funds, commemorates the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, who was well known for his support of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Among others to have delivered lectures in the series are former US President Bill Clinton, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern , President of the European Commission Romano Prodi, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald


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