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UPDATE, MARCH 23: at this time this event is canceled.

Irish Professor Maurice Fitzpatrick will be screening his film “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America.

John Hume in America was launched by Bertie Ahern at the Galway Film Fleadh, by Micheál Martin in Cork and Mary McAleese in Dublin as part of the cinema run of the film North and South. Since opening in Galway, John Hume in America has featured at over twenty five film festivals around the world including Toronto, Washington DC, Boston FF, Los Angeles, Perth, Chicago, London, Los Gatos, United Nations FF, Glasgow, Derry, Cork, IFI Festival of Politics, Vancouver (EU FF), Ottawa (EU FF), Moscow, San Francisco, Boston (Irish FF), Sydney, Melbourne and Aracaju, Brasília, Curitiba, Florianópolis and Salvador, and it has been dubbed into ten languages. It has screened at four parliaments: the European Parliament, the US Congress, the UK Parliament and Leinster House. It also screened at The Council for Foreign Relations accompanied by a discussion between former Northern Ireland Envoys Dr. Richard Haass and Senator George Mitchell with the film director/producer at their headquarters in NY as well as at the UN Headquarters in Geneva and the JFK Library in Boston. The accompanying book, John Hume in America: From Derry to DC was launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin and by Seamus Mallon in Belfast. It has been republished in North America by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Sponsored by Cultural Affairs Committee.