Irish Embassy KL Dr. Martin Mansergh lecture 'Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising will be organized at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) on 20th April 2016 (Wednesday).
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As part of the Embassy of Ireland’s Centenary Commemoration Programme Dr. Martin Mansergh will give a lecture on the 1916 Rising entitled 'Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising - Taking advantage of a window of opportunity to establish an independent national democracy' in the KL performing arts centre
Dr. Martin Mansergh is Vice-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations. He served as a Senator, Member of Parliament and as Minister of State in the Irish Government. He was a member of the Council of State during President Mary McAleese’s second term between 2004 and 2011. He is a former diplomat and political advisor to Taoisigh Charles Haughey, Albert Reynolds, and Bertie Ahern, and a negotiator during the Irish peace process. He is the author of The Legacy of History for making peace in Ireland, and co-winner of the 1994 Tipperary Peace Prize. Kevin Rafter published a biography in 2002. He is a member of the board of History Ireland. He is son of the Irish and Commonwealth historian Nicholas Mansergh, and obtained a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a doctorate at Oxford University. He is married to Elizabeth, with four daughters and one son, and eight grandchildren.