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Historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Joe Lee discuss Éamon de Valera

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Thursday, February 28th 2008 at 7pm
at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Diarmaid Ferriter with Judging Dev cover

Diarmaid Ferriter and Professor Joe Lee discuss the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera. De Valera has often been characterized as a stern, unbending, devious and divisive Irish politician. But how valid is this caricature? He was certainly complex, controversial, politically astute and deeply influential. In his recent book, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the Life and Legacy of Eamon De Valera, Diarmaid Ferriter re-examines de Valera’s life and legacy and offers in-depth analysis of his significance and includes many previously unpublished key letters, documents and photographs that chronicle the extraordinary career of the most significant politician of modern Irish history and his role in the history of the Irish state.

Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland's most significant and stimulating historians. He teaches history at St Patrick's College, Dublin City University and is the author of The Transformation of Ireland: 1900-2000, A Nation of Extremes:the Pioneers in Twentieth-century Ireland and Lovers of Liberty? Local Government in Twentieth-Century Ireland. Professor Joe Lee is the Glucksman Chair of Irish Studies at NYU and the Director of Glucksman Ireland House.  He is one of Ireland’s most distinguished and popular historians and is the author of the award-winning Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society.


Free admission for Members of Glucksman Ireland House and for all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card.
For all others: $10 donation at the door.

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