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October 24, 2005

William J Flynn Speaks on N Ireland Peace Process

 William Flynn
William Flynn

Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 7 p.m.

Award-Winning Participant in the Peace Process, William J.
Flynn, presents a lecture: Northern Ireland Peace Process

Sponsored by Honorary Consul of Ireland John B. Kane and
Alayne Kane, the UST Center for Irish Studies and The Irish

Please join us for a special presentation on Tuesday,
October 25, 2005, by William J. Flynn on the Northern
Ireland Peace Process. Mr. Flynn is a personal friend of
University of St. Thomas President Dr. Robert Ivany, and he
has received many awards for his work in the Irish Peace
Process during the 1990s. Mr. Flynn will give us his
perspective on the current peace process in light of the
IRA's recent decommissioning (destruction) of arms.

Mr. Flynn is the recipient of First Initiative for Peace
Award by the private National Committee of American Foreign
Policy for his leadership and diplomacy in the Northern
Ireland Peace Process in the 1990s.

As part of its Irish Celebration in March of 2003, Mr.
Flynn was honored by The National Museum of Catholic Art
and History for his tireless efforts to bring peace to
Ireland. Later that month, he was awarded the John F.
Kennedy National Achievement Award by the St. Patrick's
Committee of Holyoke, Massachusetts. In making the
announcement, the President of the St. Patrick's Committee
said, "William Flynn, by far, surpasses any criteria that
may be set as a measurement for success in a person's
professional or personal life. Mr. Flynn has succeeded in
business while demonstrating a continued commitment to
human rights issues, not just in Ireland, but around the

In March of 1994, Mr. Flynn was selected as Irish American
of the Year by Irish America Magazine and in May 1994 was
honored by the American Ireland Fund. In November 1994,
the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland), Albert
Reynolds, recognized Mr. Flynn's contributions to the
Northern Ireland peace process at a Tribute Dinner in his

In November of 1999, Mr. Flynn was selected by Irish
America Magazine as one of The Greatest Irish-Americans of
the Century. Mr. Flynn was among the honorees at the
December 1999 Peace Links Gala in Washington, DC for his
help in brokering peace in Ireland.

Mr. Flynn is Chairman Emeritus of Mutual of America Life
Insurance Company in New York. He also is a Trustee of the
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon,
University of St. Thomas

Free and open to the public

No RSVP required

Parking available in the Moran Center, West Alabama at
Graustark or on the street

For more information, contact me at 713-525-3592 or

Please join us for this extraordinary opportunity to hear
Mr. Flynn!

Lori Meghan Gallagher
Director, Center for Irish Studies
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-3592 (direct)
713-525-3866 (fax)
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