Ireland and Biafra
Moore Institute Seminar Room (203)
Date & Time
30th September, 2010 @ 11:00:00
‘Ireland and Biafra'
The Moore Institute Seminar Room (AC203), NUI Galway.
Thursday 30th September
11.30am Welcome and Introduction: Ireland and Biafra
Dr Fiona Bateman, Moore Institute, NUI Galway
2.00pm Prelude to the War
Prof Godfrey Uzoigwe, Mississippi State University
3.30pm Panel Session: Spreading the message about Biafra - missionaries and the media.
Including Mr Ciaran Carty, Mr Michael Foley and Fr Padraig Ó Máille
5.30pm ‘Night Flight to Uli' (1968) A screening of the
Presented by Fr Dermod McCarthy in the Huston Film School, NUI Galway.
Friday 1st October
9.30am The Irish response - Africa Concern
Dr Kevin O'Sullivan UCD with John and Kay
O'Loughlin Kennedy, Concern
11.00am The Experiences of a Biafran refugee in the Ivory Coast and Ireland
Dr Philip Effiong, University of Maryland
2.00pm Mourning Biafra
Prof Michael Echeruo, Syracuse University.
3.45pm Round table panel discussion - Biafra: Experiences and memories, policy and practice.
Including Dr Noel Dorr, Fr John Wilson, Dr Dom Colbert et al
5.15pm Closing remarks
This conference is funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation as part of the Texts Contexts Cultures Project at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.