LIVE Community Chat on "The Great Hunger" with Dr. Christine Kinealy

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LIVE Community Chat on "The Great Hunger" with Dr. Christine Kinealy

Time: January 24, 2015 from 5pm to 5:45pm
Location: Main Chat Room
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Event Type: live, chat
Organized By: The Wild Geese
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2015

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This is your opportunity to engage in a real-time discussion with one of the world's foremost scholars on Ireland's "Great Hunger."

Dr. Christine Kinealy is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where she completed her doctorate on the introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland. She then worked in educational and research institutes in Dublin, Belfast and Liverpool.

She has published extensively on the impact of the Great Irish Famine and has lectured on the relationship between poverty and famine in India, Spain, Canada, France, Finland and New Zealand. She also has spoken to invited audiences in the British Parliament and in the U.S. Congress. Kinealy is the founding director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University and a scholarly resource for the study of the Great Hunger.

Kinealy is a noted author of numerous books on the Great Hunger, including "This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-52," which was named the "Irish Post" Book of Year in 1995.

Based in the United States since 2007, Kinealy was named one of the most influential Irish Americans in 2011 by "Irish America" Magazine. In 2013, she received the Holyoke, Mass. St. Patrick's Day Parade's Ambassador Award. In March 2014, Christine was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame.

The discussion will take place in the Main Chat Room here at

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Comment by Kelly O'Rourke on January 20, 2015 at 6:32am

Eager to participate and learn from you, Christine!

Comment by Jim Curley on January 20, 2015 at 7:24am

This is a must-attend. Timely and timeless.

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