Academic Year 2016-2017

Event Title

U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Politics of Immigration

Location

Cotilla Gallery (Sherman Library, 2nd floor)

Event Website

http://cahss.nova.edu/faculty/david_kilroy.html

Start Date

13-4-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

13-4-2017 1:00 PM

Disciplines

American Politics | Arts and Humanities | Diplomatic History | History | International Economics | International Relations | Leadership Studies | Place and Environment | Political Economy | Political History | Politics and Social Change | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | United States History

Description

State visits by American presidents overseas are primarily a function of U.S. foreign policy, targeting important allies or countries of particular strategic or economic significance to the United States. So why has Ireland, a neutral country of minimal strategic or economic importance to the U.S., warranted visits from six of the last ten American chief executives? The answer lies not in realm of foreign policy but in the arena of domestic American politics. This presentation will examine how and why several U.S. presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, have used Ireland as a stage for addressing the issue of immigration and its role in shaping American identity.

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Apr 13th, 12:00 PM Apr 13th, 1:00 PM

U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Politics of Immigration

Cotilla Gallery (Sherman Library, 2nd floor)

State visits by American presidents overseas are primarily a function of U.S. foreign policy, targeting important allies or countries of particular strategic or economic significance to the United States. So why has Ireland, a neutral country of minimal strategic or economic importance to the U.S., warranted visits from six of the last ten American chief executives? The answer lies not in realm of foreign policy but in the arena of domestic American politics. This presentation will examine how and why several U.S. presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, have used Ireland as a stage for addressing the issue of immigration and its role in shaping American identity.

http://nsuworks.nova.edu/far_fls/ay2016-2017/lectures/4