SECWAC to Host Talk on ''The Irish Peace Process'' March 7

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council
Dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues
Mr Ed Moloney (Journalist and Author), will speak on “The Irish Peace Process: how it happened, and will it unite the country” on March 7th, 2016 at Blaustein Hall, Connecticut College, New London. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. 
Ed Moloney has been a reporter covering the Northern Ireland situation since 1978 and has been Northern Editor of The Irish Times (1981-85) and Northern Editor of The Sunday Tribune in Dublin (1987-2001).  He has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines in the United States and Britain including The Washington PostThe NY Daily News, The New York Post, The Economist, The Independent, The Guardian, The New Statesman, New Society and a variety of Irish publications.  He was also Irish Project Director at Boston College, MA.  He is author of “A Secret History of the IRA”, and, in 2010, wrote ‘Voices From the Grave,” based on interviews, stored at Boston College, with Catholic and Protestant paramilitary fighters. He also co-authored a celebrated biography of the Rev Ian Paisley in 2006, and has contributed to several other books, including a study of media coverage of the Northern Ireland violence.  He has been a frequent commentator on BBC, CNN and commercial radio and television in Britain and Ireland, and has helped produce a number of documentaries on the Irish Troubles.  In 1999 he successfully defeated an attempt by London’s Scotland Yard Commissioner, Sir John Stevens, to force him to hand over notes of an interview with a Loyalist paramilitary who alleged a police cover-up of the murder of the Belfast attorney Pat Finucane.  Mr. Moloney was voted Irish Journalist of the Year in 1999.  He is married with one son and is currently working and living in New York.
Dinner:  A dinner follows immediately after the presentation for a limited number of Members and Guests at a room adjacent to Blaustein Hall. To attend the dinner, a reservation is required - please call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation. A vegetarian option is available but it must be reserved in advance.
All reservations or cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the program.  No shows will be billed for the full amount of dinner. Bring your check payable to SECWAC for the total number of your reservations at $35 each. Credit card payments can also be made at check-in.  Courtney Assad will collect your payment when you arrive to get your name tag. At the same time, you will be given dinner tickets for each reservation to be collected by the server as confirmation of your payment.   
Guests: SECWAC is a membership organization. Guests are welcome; please call 860-912-5718 or email to reserve a guest pass.
Upcoming Program: Curt Goering, Center for Victims of Torture, will speak on "The Story Behind the Syrian Refugee Story -- the Need for Rehabilitative Care During Humanitarian Crises."  at Blaustein Hall, Connecticut College on April 12th, 2016.