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Former Irish prime minister to speak on Irish peace, Sept. 25

Bruton, former prime minister of Ireland and current vice president of the European Peoples Party, will present "A First-Hand Report on the Irish Peace Process" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bruton, prime minister from 1994 until 1997, was responsible for the introduction of a corporate tax policy to which many attribute Ireland's current economic success. He also served as president of the Office of the European Council from June to December 1996, presiding over the Irish presidency of the European Union as ministers in his government chaired E.U. ministerial meetings. At the Dublin E.U. Summit in 1996, he helped finalize the Growth and Stability Pact that governs the management of the Euro.

As vice president of the European People's Party, he is currently co-chairing a study of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy of the E.U. in the context of concerns about farm incomes, food safety and environmental protection.

Brutons lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Program in Leadership Studies, the Fund for Irish Studies and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice in the Department of Politics.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Woodrow Wilson School .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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