About This Episode
In 1963, President Kennedy came home to Ireland, the land of his ancestors. During that visit, he called upon the Irish to take their place among the world’s peacemakers. In the decades that followed, Ireland would experience first hand the difficulty of peacemaking. Sixty years after Kennedy’s visit, the country would live up to Kennedy’s challenge as a global peacemaker. In this episode, Ireland's Tánaiste Micheál Martin T.D. and Good Friday Agreement negotiator and JFK Profile in Courage Award® honoree Monica McWilliams reflect on JFK’s legacy in Ireland. New York University professor Marion Casey discusses Ireland’s more recent connection in the White House with President Biden’s election in 2020.
Listen to President Kennedy's speech at the Irish Parliament
Learn about the 1998 JFK Profile in Courage Award honoring the Good Friday Agreement negotiators
Watch the full forum of the JFK Library conversation with Tánaiste Micheál Martin T.D.
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Supervising Producer: Valerie Linson
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