From Whence I Came: The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland and America
Monday 15 March 2021, 6-7 PM (GMT)
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.
From Whence I Came
The Kennedy Legacy, Ireland and America
Edited by Brian Murphy & Donnacha Ó Beacháin
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.