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Ireland 2016 Embassy Lecture Series – Podcast - Professor Joe Lee

As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, a lecture was delivered by acclaimed historian Prof Joe Lee, Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University. The topic was: The Easter Rising 1916: why did it happen & how did it change Ireland?

On Monday 18th January, Ambassador Dan Mulhall hosted the first of the Embassy Lecture Series to take place in 2016. The series explore the themes of the Ireland 2016 commemorations programme The lecture was delivered by acclaimed historian Prof Joe Lee, Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University, who spoke on The Easter Rising 1916: why did it happen & how did it change Ireland?, at the Embassy with invited guests. Prof Lee explored some of the factors leading up the Easter Rising 1916 and the key figures involved. Looking at the causes and consequences, Ambassador Dan Mulhall and Prof. Joe Lee delved further into the complexities of 1916 and a lively Q & A took place.

The event is part of a series of discussions the Embassy will be organising to explore the themes around the Ireland 2016 programme.

Please visit our Ireland 2016 in Britain page for full information on our programme.

We intend to continue to podcast our events more regularly in the future and hope you enjoy this. Share with friends on social media and let us know what think by contacting us or tweeting us @IrelandEmbGB.