In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America | University of Oxford

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Speaker
Maurice Fitzpatrick (film director)
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:45
Venue
Rothermere American Institute
1a South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3UB
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

John Hume served as leader of Northern Ireland’s Social Democratic and Labour Party from 1979 to 2001. He and Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble shared the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize for their work towards the Northern Ireland Peace Process. The relationships that John Hume cultivated with the White House and US Congress proved essential to the eventual conclusion of the Good Friday Agreement.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documentary includes wide-ranging interviews with US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, UK Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair, as well as many US Senators, US Congressmen, and Irish leaders.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with film director, Maurice Fitzpatrick, chaired by Michael Parker.
This event is open to the public and will be followed by a wine reception.