Event News

23 June 2014

2014 Kennedy Summer School schedule announced
The Kennedy Summer School, announced the schedule of events taking place in New Ross, Co. Wexford from September 11th-13th 2014.

The festival will focus on the theme 'History Repeats Itself'. Prominent Irish and American participants confirmed for the Kennedy Summer School include: Dr Christine Kinealy Professor of History and Irish Studies at Quinnipiac University in New York; Professor Nina L. Khrushcheva; space commentator Leo Enright; Nicole Mary Kelby author of “The Pink Suit”; Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Paraic Duffy speaking about the GAA -The Emigrant Game; journalist and commentator Eoghan Harris; political commentator Larry Donnelly and others.

‘A Cold War, Then & Now Again’ will the presentation by Nina L. Khrushcheva, Associate Professor of International Affairs at the New School and Senior fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York City. Khrushcheva is the great granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. One of the highlights of the weekend is screening of ‘Letters to Jackie’ followed by a public interview with Nicole Kelby author of ‘The Pink Suit’.

2014 Draft Programme

Day by day programme
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Themes & Events

  • Premiere Screening of ‘The Kennedys – A Homecoming’
  • American BBQ and Political Roast
  • The Kennedys – Irish Mafia, a new documentary
  • Reforming Irish Politics
  • What, if anything, should America do for Ireland now?
  • The Political Canvas – Kennedy Summer School Dinner
  • The Inaugural Edward M Kennedy Lecture
  • Reeling In The Years 1963
  • The Legacy of JFK’s Presidency
  • ‘We choose to go to the moon’ An audio visual presentation
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