John Hume to Address BC Community on Thursday

(3-7-97) -- Renowned Northern Irish Roman Catholic politician and peace-maker John Hume will present a lecture to the University community on Thursday, March 13 in Gasson 100, at 9:30 a.m.

Hume, who is a visiting lecturer in the History Department this year, is expected to discuss the status of the Northern Irish peace process.

The leader of the Northern Ireland Social Democratic and Labor Party, Hume was nominated in 1994 for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition for of his role in the Northern Ireland peace talks. Although tensions have flared anew during the past year, Hume has continued to work behind the scenes to reinvigorate the peace process.

Hume has appeared at Boston College frequently in recent years, receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the 1995 Commencement, where he also addressed the graduates. He will be the guest speaker at Sunday's Laetare Sunday Communion Breakfast in McElroy Commons.

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