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    Peacemakers of Northern Ireland (1998)

    On December 7, 1998, a special John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was presented to eight political leaders of Northern Ireland and the American chairman of the peace talks in recognition of the extraordinary political courage they demonstrated in negotiating the historic Good Friday Peace Agreement in April, 1998. The presentation of the Prof...

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    Peace Corps

    On October 14, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy spoke to the students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor during a campaign speech and challenged them to live and work in developing countries around the world, thus dedicating themselves to the cause of peace and development. That idea inspired the beginning of the Peace Corps.

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    Kofi Annan (2002)

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was honored for his political courage and diplomatic integrity amid controversy and conflict that has redefined the role of the United Nations worldwide. This award recognized his ongoing efforts in building a world response to combat international terrorism, negotiating peaceful resolutions in volatile global and ...

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    Lyrics as Literature: In Partnership with PEN New England

    Songwriter Paul Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winner for Poetry, Paul Muldoon, talk about how the art of writing lyrics is a form of literature with writer Bill Flanagan.Some highlights of this forum are Paul Simon singing to our audience with new as-yet unreleased songs at 0:44:00 "Love and Hard Times" and "Questions for the Angels" at 1:16:20. At 1:27...

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    November 22, 1963: Death of the President

    Although he had not formally announced his candidacy, it was clear that JFK was going to run and he seemed confident—though not over-confident— about his chances for re-election. At the end of September, the President traveled west speaking in nine different states in less than a week. While the trip was meant to put a spotlight on natural resource...

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    Tara Sonenshine
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    Peace Beyond the Cold War

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    American Ireland Fund

    The American Ireland Fund, part of the Ireland Funds network, is a nonprofit organization that assists the island of Ireland and Irish-related causes in the United States. The Ireland Funds currently operate in 12 countries and have raised over $380 million for more than 1,200 outstanding organizations. Their mission is to be the largest network of...

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    Leymah Gbowee and the Women of Liberia (2009)

    After watching her native Liberia devolve into a decadelong civil war in which violence, rape, and murder became part of daily life, Leymah Gbowee brought together several dozen women to pray for peace. That effort launched a movement of ordinary Christian and Muslim women who rose up together to help put an end to Liberia’s civil war. Gbowee an...

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    1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland.
    December 7, 1998

    1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein; Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, Social Democratic and Labour Party; former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, chairman of the peace talks;  John Alderdice, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland; Malachi Curran, Northern Ireland Labour Party; and Monica M...

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    Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Announces Historic Gift From People of Ireland - Hails Contribution of Kennedy Family to Peace in Ireland (May 2, 2008)
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    Boston MA – During a major address at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library today in which he marked the 10th Anniversary of the April 10, 1998 Good Friday Peace Accord in Northern Ireland by declaring that “Ireland is at peace,” An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, T.D., Prime Minister of Ireland, announced an historic gift of $2 million from the peo...

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1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland.

1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein; Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, Social Democratic and Labour Party; former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, chairman of the peace talks;  John Alderdice, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland; Malachi Curran, Northern Ireland Labour Party; and Monica McWilliams, Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition with Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, December 7, 1998.

1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, S...