The Poetry of War and Peace with Pádraig Ó Tuama

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The Poetry of War and Peace with Pádraig Ó Tuama

A Fireside Chat on Identity and Inclusion with Pádraig Ó Tuama and Amanda Ripley - In-person at the U.S. Institute of Peace and Livestreamed

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United States Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20037

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Any analysis of conflict zones will reveal that the arts are vibrant, powerful and focused during times of conflict. As a former leader of Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest reconciliation community, Pádraig Ó Tuama knows that this artistic insight can speak directly to the conflict itself — addressing important systemic factors such as identity, race, gender and ability, as well as matters of legacy, lament and community. A renowned poet and host of the popular podcast “Poetry Unbound,” Ó Tuama’s work examines how poetry in particular can help put sorrow into words and unlock ways to reframe and reimagine power in pursuit of peace.

Join USIP for a conversation with Pádraig Ó Tuama and bestselling author and Washington Post columnist Amanda Ripley. The discussion will reflect on how poetry and language can capture the destruction of conflict, as well as how the arts can help build peace.


Attend in-person at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC by registering through the above link or watch livestream here.