Student to Present Independent Study
On Tuesday, October 4, International Studies graduate student Samantha Adams will present, "Identity Generation, Ethnic Conflict, and Conflict Resolution: The Case of North Ireland," her capstone paper following an independent study which involved research in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Timothy Madigan guided her through the study.
The paper discusses important events in the timeline of the Troubles, and evaluates the ethnic, religious, and ideological identities involved in the conflict. She will also look at the current events which took place during her visit that were able to offer an insight into the present status of the conflict, including historic visits by Queen Elizabeth and President Obama. Overall, her project aims to answer the question of whether or not there is a mode of conflict resolution that took place in Northern Ireland whose principles can be adapted and applied to other modern ethnic conflicts.
The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Immediately following, there will be a discussion on study abroad opportunities and the new Irish Studies program at St. John Fisher College.