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REF NO.: 119

SUBJECT: Irish-themed night to be held at Memorial University

DATE: March 21

Dr. Christopher Loomis, vice-president (research and international relations) will be hosting an event entitled Ireland: Past, Present and Future on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reid Theatre main floor, Arts & Administration Building. The evening will feature presentations by Dr. Peter Hart, Canada Research Chair in Irish Studies and Dr. David Stewart, Vector Aerospace Chair in Irish Business Studies.

Dr. Hart studied at Queen's, Yale and Trinity College, Dublin and, before coming home to Newfoundland to teach in Memorial's Department of History, taught at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of The I.R.A. and Its Enemies (awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize) and British Intelligence in Ireland. He is currently completing a biography of Michael Collins.

Dr David Stewart is currently a professor of Marketing in the Faculty of Business, specializing in International Marketing and Exporting in particular. He was born in Scotland and worked in the private sector for Singer Sewing Machines and in the Engine Performance Division of Rolls-Royce Aero Engines. Since entering academic life, he has taught in a number of universities on both sides of the Atlantic, including University of Westminster (England); University of Paisley and Strathclyde University (Scotland); Athabasca University (Canada) and the University of Regina (Canada). Recently, in 2001, he contributed a chapter to the APEC publication, Atlantic Canada's International Trade in the Post FTA Era.

Dr. Hart will present a talk entitled, What Michael Collins Learned at Business School and Dr. Stewart will present, Ireland: Celtic Tiger or Mouse that Roared?

The event is open to the public and there will be a reception following the presentations. Parking is available in Lot 15, located east of the Music Building.

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