November 8th, 2012: Irish and US Fulbrighters Contribute to Election Debate Irish and US Perspectives on the US Political Election of 2012
Over the past few days, US and Irish Fulbrighters have been interviewed about the recent U.S. political election. Sharing their insights from both an Irish and American perspectives, the Fulbrighters are in a unique position to comment on the election.
Oisín O Duinn, a Fulbright FLTA Awardee for 2011-2012, taught Irish at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, USA. Oisín was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster’s Blas program on November 6th, 2012. To listen to his interview, please click here (interview begins at approximately 10 minutes in).
Oisín is now back in Ireland, completing his Masters in Translation at the University College Dublin.
Dr. Matthew Sutton, who previously contributed to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, participated in a series of interviews on RTÉ. To listen to his November 7th Morning Ireland interview, please click here. Matt then participated in the U.S. Embassy’s panel discussion at the Westin Hotel, which was also hosted by RTÉ.
Dr. Matthew Sutton at the RTE panel discussion at the Westin Hotel.
Continuing on his media tour, Matt was featured on TV3’s Tonight with Vincent Browne on November 7th. The full episode can be viewed online here: http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/41/55451/1/Tonight-with-Vincent-Browne.
Finally, Dr. Gary Murphy, an Irish Fubrighter who researched Lobbying Regulation in the United States of America: Lessons for Ireland at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill during 2011-2012, was also interviewed as part of RTE’s presidential election coverage. Gary’s interview can be found here: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10071365/.