Morse Lecture Features Noted Peace Activist

11/05/2008
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 Padraig O’Malley to Discuss Reconciliation in Iraq

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
7 p.m.

WHAT:  Veteran peacemaker Padraig O’Malley will discuss his recent work as the director of a project focused on reconciliation in Iraq in his keynote address at the second F. Bradford Morse Distinguished Lecture.

O’Malley is internationally known for his humanitarian work, including in Northern Ireland and South Africa, where he initiated a meeting hosted by Nelson Mandela known now as the Great Indaba. O’Malley directs the Iraq Project and is the recipient of the International Association of University Presidents Peace Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Scholars.

The F. Bradford Morse lecture is presented by UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College and the Paul E. Tsongas Center in connection with the F. Bradford Morse Endowment for the Study of International Relations, Sustainable Development and Peace. A Lowell native who died in 1994, Morse was recognized worldwide as a leader on humanitarian issues. The Morse Endowment also supports the university’s International Relations program and an annual Model United Nations conference for high school students at UMass Lowell.

U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan and Middlesex Community College President Carole Cowan are expected to attend the event.

O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor for Peace and Reconciliation at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at UMass Boston, founded and edited the McCormack School’s New England Journal of Public Policy.

O’Malley will follow his presentation with a panel discussion featuring UMass Lowell Political Science Prof. Ardeth Thawnghmung and Prof. David Kalivas of Middlesex Community College’s Department of Global Studies and History.

WHERE: F. Bradford Morse Federal Building, 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass.