The fate of peace – President Obama in Northern Ireland

The fate of peace – President Obama in Northern Ireland

The fate of peace: President Obama in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 17 June 2013 My marriage is a transatlantic union between a Midwesterner and a Belfast-born Northern Irishwoman. Fittingly, my wife and I were delighted to receive tickets to hear another Midwesterner, President Barack Obama, at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall.

Why Obama deserves Nobel Peace Prize

  http://mrulster.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18b.swf Wendy Austin presents topic on Barack Obama being awarded Nobel Peace Prize. Panellists: Mairead Corrigan, Allan Leonard, and Charlie Wolf. When BBC Radio Ulster rang me this morning to tell me the breaking news that the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize had just been awarded to US President Barack Obama, I said I was […]

Applying Obama to NI

Applying Obama to NI

I was among hundreds at the Queen’s University organised event to watch the live broadcast of President Obama’s inaugural address, and I couldn’t help but filter his words through my world of Northern Ireland. Of course, others have pondered whether the people Northern Ireland — or for that matter, Ireland, the UK, France, Germany or […]

What Obama’s victory can teach us in Northern Ireland

It has been a long night and a long, two-year campaign for Barack Obama to get elected as the 44th President of the United States of America. After an all-night session with multiple tv channels and frantic tab-clicking a battery of websites throughout the vote count, I’ve shut out the distractions for a moment to […]