Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation

at the University of Massachusetts Boston


  • Professor Padraig O’Malley the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation will begin a book tour in Israel/Palestine next week: 2nd – 11th of March 2016 featuring his newest book, The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine - A Tale of Two Narratives. Follow us on Twitter @MoakleyChairUMB and Facebook for coverage of events.

Padraig O’Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation and a celebrated facilitator/convener and author on topics related to divided societies, O’Malley has played major roles in breaking the gridlock and promoting peace in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and more recently the Middle East.

John Joseph Moakley (1927-2001) was born in nearby South Boston and is fondly remembered as a compassionate and capable public servant. His early political career included positions as a state representative, a state senator, and a Boston city councilor before going on to fill the congressional seat once held by Speaker John W. McCormack. Moakley proudly represented the Massachusetts’ 9th District for nearly 30 years.

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