Wednesday 12 December 2018

Historian to give prestigious talk on power

Mural of Vladimir Lenin. Photo: Getty
Mural of Vladimir Lenin. Photo: Getty
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

The role played by figures such as Lenin, Marx and Roosevelt in shaping our past against major political, economic and social structures will be discussed in Dublin this week as part of a major lecture series.

Oxford historian Margaret MacMillan will argue the role individuals play at crucial junctures can weigh heavily on history.

The Canadian professor is a Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A Kissinger Centre for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.

She will deliver the annual Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College Dublin on Thursday, 26 October.

The prestigious annual lecture is delivered by a leading public intellectual on a topic that engages with the challenges facing us today.

It is held to mark Trinity's connection to Edmund Burke, who founded what would become the college's historical society, the oldest student society in the world.

To register to attend the lecture, visit

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