Expert on Brexit to discuss immigration into Ireland

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Scholar and writer Peter Moloney will discuss “The Tables Turned: Mass Immigration into Ireland” on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

His talk is part of the Carroll Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany. Union, Skidmore, Siena and the College of St. Rose are each hosting a lecture by Moloney on contemporary Ireland.

The Union talk is free and open to the public.

A visiting professor at Boston College, Moloney focuses on the origins and development of the European Union, with emphasis on the role of the U.K. since 1972.

His work has been published in The Irish Times,, and The Boston Herald.

Moloney graduated from University College Cork in Ireland with a bachelor’s in European Studies and Languages. He has a Ph.D in Modern European History from Boston College. He also studied French at the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in France, Mandarin at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan and economics at the University of London.

Recently, he has written on the issue of Brexit as a political and social phenomenon and its place among other populist resurgence movements throughout the world.

His talk at Union is being organized by Claire Bracken, associate professor of English, and John Cramsie, associate professor of history and director of General Education.