Hoyt to discuss Easter Rising, origins of modern irregular warfare

Photo: Walter Paget’s “Birth of the Irish Republic,” depicting the 1916 Easter Rising

Dr. Timothy Hoyt, the John Nicholas Brown Chair for Counterterrorism Studies at the U.S. Naval War College, will discuss Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising and the origins of modern irregular warfare in a public lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Hoyt’s lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

On April 24, 1916 (Easter Monday), Irish rebels seized key locations in downtown Dublin and declared an independent Irish Republic. The “Easter Rising” ended in ignominious defeat, but also marked a new stage in Ireland’s struggle for national independence. Lessons learned from the rising contributed directly to the success of Irish rebels in the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-1921. They also served as a model for future anti-colonial and independence struggles around the globe later in the 20th century.

Hoyt earned his undergraduate degrees from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in international relations and strategic studies from The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Seating for Hoyt’s lecture is limited and reservations are suggested. To RSVP, visit the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page.

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