Friday, March 13, 2009

Maurice Walsh Talks With Pete Hamill

On Thursday, March 19, 2009, the BBC's Maurice Walsh will talk with Pete Hamill about the role of journalists in the Irish revolution, one of the many events taking place at the Glucksman Ireland House.

Maurice Walsh, distinguished foreign correspondent for the BBC, discusses his book The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) with Pete Hamill. The News from Ireland examines the development of the Anglo-Irish war and the shifts in the reporting of events by British and American correspondents as well as other foreign journalists and literary figures, with revealing insights into the propaganda war and the ways in which both the British and the Irish tried to interest journalists in their cause. Maurice Walsh also emphasizes the power of public opinion to influence the British government and analyzes the effect this had on the course of the revolution.

Free admission.

In order to ensure a seat, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email ireland.house@nyu.edu.

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