Who Do We Think We Are?
The Irish Family
Saturday, April 16th 2011 8:45am to 5pm
NYU's Silver Building, Silverstein Lounge
100 Washington Square East
The theme of this year’s Glucksman Ireland House NYU University Day is “Who Do We Think We Are? The Irish Family”.
Colm Tóibín opens the program with a reading from his recent collection of short stories The Empty Family and discusses the dynamics of the Irish family in modern literature. President of the Betty Ford Institute Dr. Garrett O’Connor delivers the keynote lecture, “Resilience, Shame, Alcohol and Survival: The Tragic and Triumphant Alchemy of Irish Cultural History,” exploring the complex elements of the Irish historical experience and how that experience illuminates the Irish relationship to alcohol.
NYU Irish and Irish-American Studies faculty members Professor Linda Dowling Almeida, Professor Marion Casey and Professor Miriam Nyhan speaks on the Glucksman Ireland House NYU Oral History of Irish America project and what is revealed about the family.
Pete Hamill and Peter Quinn discuss immigrant parents and their American children; and Patricia Harty, editor of Irish America magazine talks to actress Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Some Mother’s Son) about Ireland and Irish America.
Day Pass: $60 | Member’s Day Pass: $50
Includes all talks 9am–5pm. Does not include VIP reception.
Premium Pass: $100 | Member’s Premium Pass: $75
Includes all talks and the VIP reception.
Purchase tickets at SmartTix.com or call them at (212) 868-4444.
Program - Saturday, April 16th
Registration and check-in
at the Silverstein Lounge in NYU’s Silver Building
100 Washington Square E, New York, NY 10003 | See Map >>
Coffee and tea provided
Judith McGuire, President, Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board
Session 1: The Empty Family
Colm Tóibín reads from his 2010 short story collection The Empty Family and discusses the family in contemporary Irish literature.
Introduction: Prof. John Waters, Director of Studies, Glucksman Ireland House
|10:30am||Coffee and tea break|
Session 2: Keynote Address: “Resilience, Shame, Alcohol and Survival: The Tragic and Triumphant Alchemy of Irish Cultural History.”
Dr Garrett O’Connor, President, Betty Ford Research Institute
Introduction: Judith McGuire, President, Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board
|12:00pm||Lunch Local recommendations & special deals will be provided to participants. |
Session 3: The Irish Family
Professors Marion Casey, Linda Dowling Almeida, and Miriam Nyhan speak on what the Glucksman Ireland House Oral History of Irish America project reveals about the family.
Introduction: Eileen Dowling, Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board
|2:30pm||Coffee and tea break|
Session 4: Struggles and Opportunities: Immigrant Parents and American Children
Pete Hamill and Peter Quinn in conversation about the Irish American family.
Introduction: Eileen Reilly, Associate Director, Glucksman Ireland House
Session 5: Meditating on Ireland and Irish America
Patricia Harty, Editor, Irish America magazine, and member of the Glucksman Ireland House Board in conversation with actress Fionnula Flanagan
Jackie O’Halloran Bernstein, Deputy Consul General of Ireland, New York
Reception at Glucksman Ireland House NYU
1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003 | See Map >>
for premium ticket holders only.
Meet the day’s presenters and the faculty of NYU Irish and Irish-American Studies