Transatlantic Connections Conference


Transatlantic Connections 3 Jan 13-17 2016 – Click here to go to the website 

Keynote speaker Dr. Easkey Britton


 The Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary conference embracing the connections between Ireland and the United States. In 2015, we will gather together again in Donegal from January 15th-18th to enjoy discussions, debates and discourse on the ties that bind us together. The Transatlantic Connections Conference takes place in the small Irish Town of Bundoran, and it is a collaboration between Drew University and the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, which is based in Bundoran. The Conference is unusual in that it is open to the Irish public, and there is a full program of cultural activity and entertainment timetabled as part of the conference. It is a place where scholars and researchers can meet artists, writers, local historians and practitioners  of the history and culture we aim to document.

To launch the week-long event, on Monday January 12th, at 7.30pm, Drew University will present a Peace-Maker award to Mr. Niall O’Dowd at the Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. Guest speakers will include Minister Joe McHugh, Professor Christine Kinealy, Humanitarian Don Mullan, and Mary Lou McDonald.

Conference delegates from the USA will spend a few days visiting the border counties, and the conference itself begins on Thursday January 15th at the Atlantic Apartotel in Bundoran, County Donegal.

The  keynote speakers on Jan 15, 16 & 17 will be Don Mullan, Christine Kinealy, Mick Moloney  and Theo Dorgan.                        

Theo Dorgan
Christine Kinealy
Christine Kinealy
Mick Moloney
Mick Moloney
Don Mullan
Don Mullan

Each of our speakers are well known for their  humanitarian work and activism on behalf of the disadvantaged on either side of the Atlantic. Each of our speakers have made a valuable contribution to our understandings of aspects of Irish History and Culture, and its relationship to the United States.



Full Program: Transatlantic Connections Conference


General information about the Drew Transatlantic Connections Conference

Transport, Directions & Accommodation information

The Drew Peacebulder Trip – join us early & combine our Peace Trip and Transatlantic Conference

Click here for photos of 2014 Transatlantic Conference.