Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

In the Media

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  • Filmmakers seek help from Irish Americans: A chance to help the ‘Peacemaker’ ›

    Boston Irish Reporter, April 30, 2015

    Article on how James Demo, who is producing a film on John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley, is seeking funds to finish it.
  • TV is giving documentaries their due ›

    The Boston Globe, March 20, 2015

    Boston-based filmmaker James Demo, who is currently editing his feature-length documentary The Peacemaker on Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, is quoted in this article on expanding prospects for documentary filmmakers.
  • In Northern Ireland, breaking the silence on World War I ›

    Global Post, December 30, 2014

    Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston and director of the Forum for Cities in Transition, says World War I has had a big impact on contemporary conflict in Northern Ireland.
  • ‘We Must Negotiate With Islamic State’, Says Senior Mediator ›

    Newsweek, December 15, 2014

    Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, says the United States needs to talk to the Islamic State. He says contact would have to begin with intermediaries close to the group.
  • Without jobs, young people will continue to turn toward violence ›

    Global Post, November 08, 2014

    Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, says the lesson of this year's Forum for Cities in Transition is the sense of urgency surrounding the role of youth in improving the futures of their own societies. O'Malley is the founder of the conference.
  • Mitrovica, a city divided ›

    GlobalPost, July 01, 2014

    Article on the current situation in Mitrovica, Kosovo mentions that UMass Boston sponsored an international peace conference there in 2010. The Forum for Cities in Transition is an initiative of the Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation in the McCormack Graduate School.
  • Once enemies, a pastor and an imam wage peace in Nigeria ›

    GlobalPost, March 10, 2014

    Article on the heads of the Interfaith Mediation Centre, Pastor James Wuye and the Imam Muhammad Ashafa, mentions that the two men served as hosts of the fourth annual International Forum for Cities in Transition, organized by UMass Boston Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O'Malley.
  • Gulf between Mandela and Provos ›

    Irish Independent, December 15, 2013

    Columnist Ruth Dudley Edwards, who alleges Irish republican party Sinn Féin is using Nelson Mandela's death as a tool, comments on how Mandela and UMass Boston's Padraig O'Malley, the Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation, brought Northern Ireland leaders together for peace talks in 1997.
  • A Friend Remembers Nelson Mandela ›

    NPR, December 13, 2013

    Padraig O'Malley, the Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, talks to NPR's Here & Now about his relationship with Nelson Mandela. In July 1997, O'Malley and Mandela co-convened a peace conference in South Africa with representatives from Northern Ireland.
  • To ex-UMass chief, meeting Mandela was a life highlight ›

    Telegram.com, December 08, 2013

    Jack Wilson, the former president of the UMass system, recalls his trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to present a honorary degree to Nelson Mandela in 2006. Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O’Malley's work is also highlighted.
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