The Easter Rising 1916, Countering the Conventional

In the spring of 2016, the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy hosted an event about The Easter Rising.

On the centenary of The Easter Rising, the popular narratives of the Easter Rising are being reexamined, particularly the narratives most often heard in an American context. This panel event brought together speakers from a variety of backgrounds to address a number of the missing narratives of the Rising. These include the narratives that have an impact beyond the Irish context and those that continue to affect politics within Ireland itself.

Fletcher RLD was joined by the following distinguished speakers:

  • Timothy D. Hoyt, Professor of Strategy and Policy, John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counterterrorism, at the U.S. Naval War College
  • Mary Conley, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of History, College of the Holy Cross
  • Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland