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‘Lingering Effects of the Troubles’

Hannah Lomax-Vogt will speak on “Northern Ireland Today and the Lingering Effects of the Troubles” at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013, in the Dicke Forum as part of the Phi Beta Delta International Forum.

After a three decades' long violent conflict known as "the Troubles" which tore its communities apart, Northern Ireland has become a nation whose people largely live together without clashing.  Lomax-Vogt will describe the current social and political climate in Northern Ireland, and she will discuss the lingering effects of “the Troubles,” 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 established a state of peace.  By examining Northern Ireland and its recent relative domestic tranquility, Lomax-Vogt will consider what this example of conflict resolution means for other inter-community conflicts in other regions today.

 Ada native Hannah Lomax-Vogt, the daughter of Liz Vogt and John Lomax, graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a major in government and a minor in justice and peace studies.  She studied conflict resolution and Irish politics at Queen's University Belfast in Belfast, Northern lreland, in the spring of 2011.  Since graduating from college, she has been working as a construction coordinator in Perry County, Kentucky, for a non-profit home repair organization called Appalachia Service Project.