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History professor to speak about Northern Ireland

A Linfield College history professor will share insights about Northern Ireland during an upcoming presentation at Linfield.

Peter Buckingham, professor of history, will present “Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland” Tuesday, Nov. 1, at noon in the West Wing in Dillin Hall. He will touch on topics including “The Troubles” in the region between Catholics and Protestants, a divided Belfast, the segregation of Derry and the peace process.

Buckingham traveled to Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland during the summer, attending a seminar on peace and reconciliation. The seminar was sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange, a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization. In addition to sharing information with the Linfield community, Buckingham will attend a national symposium next spring on “The Politics of Reconciliation” in Tulsa, Okla., site of the most deadly race riot in American history. He will lead a discussion comparing and contrasting reconciliation efforts in Northern Ireland and the American South.

Buckingham has been a member of the Linfield faculty since 1988. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, and a master’s and Ph.D. from Washington State University.

The event is sponsored by the International Programs Office and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michele Tomseth at mtomseth@linfield.edu or 503-883-2434.