Entitled 'Sometimes it Matters Who is in Power' the public talk is hosted by Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. It is the fourth Annual Edmund Burke Lecture, which celebrates Trinity’s strong connection with the 18th-century philosopher, historian and politician Edmund Burke.
Jane Ohlmeyer, Professor of Modern History and Director of Trinity Long Room Hub, commented: “Edmund Burke is one of Trinity's most famous and most distinguished graduates. One of his central and life-long concerns was considering what moral codes should underpin the social order, constrain the use of power and inform our behaviour as responsible citizens. We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Margaret MacMillan, a leading public intellectual of our time, to explore the role of powerful leaders and thinkers in shaping history – a topic which is as important today as it was in Burke's time."
The Annual Edmund Burke Lecture is supported by a generous endowment in honour of Padraic Fallon by his family. Previous lectures in the series were delivered by award winning writer and journalist, Robert Fisk; Professor Roy Foster, Chair of Irish History, University of Oxford and Baroness Onora O'Neill, former chair of the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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