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Brendan O'Leary Hon. MRIA in conversation with Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor, News Letter

15 January 2020

Listen to Brendan O’Leary Hon. MRIA discuss his latest three volume book A Treatise on Northern Ireland with Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor, News Letter.

Brendan O'Leary is an Irish, European Union, and US citizen, and since 2003 the Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of twenty eight books and collections, and the author or co-author of hundreds of articles or chapters in peer-reviewed journals, university presses, encyclopedia articles, and other forms of publication, including op-eds. His latest production is a three-volume study called A Treatise on Northern Ireland, published by Oxford University Press, which has been positively reviewed in the Dublin Review of Books, the Irish News, and the Irish Times.

He recently co-authored a research report, Northern Ireland and the UK’s Exit from the EU: What Do People Think? Evidence from Two Investigations: A Survey and a Deliberative Forum (PI: Garry, J., McNicholl, K., O’Leary, B., & Pow, J., Queen’s University Belfast, 2018 sponsored by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council), and is currently researching the UK's secession from the EU, and possible models of Irish re-unification.

Ben Lowry is a distinguished journalist and political commentator from Northern Ireland. Inter alia he has articulated the view that Northern Ireland’s establishment was an essential part of the administration of the island of Ireland.

Recorded in: Benburb Priory Library and Museum, Main Street, Benburb, Co Tyrone on January 8, 2020

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