Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

In the Media 2007-2010

Is an Old Feud at the Root of Robben Island Woes?
Times Live, October 17, 2010
Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Padraig O’Malley is quoted in this column on the Robben Island Museum.

World Gathers in Mitrovica for Cities Conference (PDF)
Balkan Insight, May 24, 2010
Representatives from nine cities from across the world, each grappling with divisions, gathered in Mitrovica on Monday to find practical solutions to improving their citizens' lives.

A World of Difference: Peace Hustler Padraig O'Malley Doesn't Just Give Peace a Chance -- He spends years and even decades working at it . . . " (PDF)
UMass Boston Alumni Magazine, January 2010
Profile of Moakley Chair Professor Padraig O'Malley in the UMass Alumni Magazine

Boston Professor Negotiates Slow Peace In Iraq
WBUR - Here and Now, December 14, 2009
Negotiating the Peace in Iraq. Professor Padraig O'Malley's latest effort is focused on Kirkuk in northern Iraq. It’s a city split by ethnic tensions, although the various sides have agreed to keep talking.

A Hint of Harmony, at Last (PDF)
The Economist, Dec. 3, 2009
In the run-up to the election, could Iraqi minds be concentrated strongly enough to find at least a temporary solution to an age-old and dangerous conundrum?

Kirkuk’s factions are on speaking terms (PDF)
Boston Globe, November 24, 2009
Overcoming walkouts and threatened boycotts, Iraqi legislators ended three days of ground-breaking negotiations in Baghdad on the future of the disputed city of Kirkuk with an agreement yesterday to keep talking in coming months.

Iraqi Foes Give Mediation a Chance (PDF)
Boston Globe, November 19, 2009
UMass scholar at center of talks on Kirkuk. Padraig O'Malley convened the conference to help Iraq's Arabs, Kurds, and Turkmens resolve their disputes on their own.

Iraqi Parties, After Meetings in Finland, Agree on Principles to Guide Further Talks (PDF)
New York Times, July 6, 2008
After years of vicious fighting among Iraq’s fractious groups and some incomplete attempts at reconciliation, a ceremony here on Saturday marked a tiny step forward, at least symbolically.

Irish mentor of an Iraqi peace process (PDF)
Irish Times, September 8, 2007
The surprise talks between Iraqi factions are partly the work of a Dubliner with a record of creating dialogue

Conquering Sectarianism: Can Ulster be a Model for Iraq? (PDF)
The Independent, Sept. 5, 2007
Martin McGuinness held secret talks with Sunni and Shia factions in an attempt to pass on the lessons of the peace process.

Divided Cities’ Leaders to Gather, Advise Iraqis (PDF)
Stars and Stripes, March 21, 2009
An effort is under way in Boston to help transfer the lessons learned in Belfast, Derry and several other conflict cities around world to one of the most contested cities today: Kirkuk, Iraq.


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