From Whence I Came
The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland and America
Monday 15 March 2021, 6-7 PM (GMT)
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Consulate General of Ireland in Boston, and Embassy of Ireland, USA for a virtual 2021 St Patrick’s Day celebration with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to celebrate the launch of From Whence I Came: The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland and America, edited by Brian Murphy and Donnacha Ó Beacháin.
The celebration will feature a candid conversation on the current state of Irish-American affairs with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Dr Robert Mauro, Executive Director of the Irish Institute at Boston College. Dr Mauro will then moderate a conversation on the Kennedy legacy and Ireland with:
• The Honorable Richard Neal, Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
• The Honorable Joe Kennedy III, former Massachusetts Congressman
• Dr Alison Meagher, Deputy Consul General of Ireland in Shanghai
• Ambassador Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School
This program will be held on Zoom and registrants for the program will receive a webinar link via email. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme.
Elected in 1960 as the 35th President of the USA, John Fitzgerald Kennedy remains to this day the office’s youngest incumbent and he was its first Roman Catholic. His term in office was short, but arguably no US President has inspired more people around the globe than JFK. Even today, for generations born decades after his death, President Kennedy’s legacy has an enduring appeal.
This insightful book contains specially commissioned pieces by a range of respected academic and political figures, including former Obama speechwriter, Cody Kennan, the President of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation, Kerry Kennedy, and former senior adviser to Bernie Sanders, Tad Devine.
With the presidency of Joe Biden seeing a renewed focus on broader themes within Irish, American and global politics, From Whence I Came is a fascinating and timely collection that offers a fresh perspective on the Kennedy legacy and the politics of Ireland and the United States.
Paperback • €19.95 | £18.99 • 288 pages • 226mm x 153mm • 9781788551410
Brian Murphy lectures at the Technological University Dublin. He holds a PhD in Modern Irish History from University College Dublin and is the author of Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde and the Foundation of the Irish Presidency and Brian Lenihan: In Calm and Crisis (co-editor). He was Co-Director of the Kennedy Summer School from 2016-2018.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin is Professor of Politics at Dublin City University. His books include Destiny of the Soldiers: Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the IRA 1926-1973, Political Communication in Ireland (co-editor) and From Partition to Brexit: The Irish Government and Northern Ireland (2018).
All editor royalties will be donated to the New Ross Community Hospital.