Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Rodman Hall (Rodman A) Oliver Rafferty is a Jesuit priest and native of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He graduated with a master’s degree and doctorate from Oxford University, where he also was senior tutor at Campion Hall. He is Professor of Modern Irish and Ecclesiastical History at Boston College. His latest book is Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016). This event is sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. It is part of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Chair in English Literature lecture series at John Carroll University, marking the centenary of the Easter Rising (1916), and in collaboration with the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program and the JCU Peacebuilding program in Ireland.