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Colin Barr appointed next Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

Colin Barr has been appointed the next Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, effective January 1, 2025. A distinguished historian…

Colin Barr has been appointed the next Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, effective January 1, 2025. A distinguished historian of modern Ireland, Professor Barr currently directs the Clingen Family Center for the Study of Modern Ireland. He has played a crucial role in advancing Keough-Naughton's research and public education initiatives, thereby enhancing the Keough School's reputation as a policy school committed to innovative scholarship on contemporary challenges to integral human development.

Colin will succeed Patrick Griffin, who has successfully led the Keough-Naughton Institute since January 2018. Professor Griffin has been integral in developing and strengthening the institute, already renowned for its excellence in Irish history, literature, arts, and culture, by integrating policy-relevant research on contemporary Ireland, particularly through the highly regarded ARINS initiative (Analysing and Researching Ireland, North and South). With the Keough School's scholarly and policy objectives in mind, he spearheaded the establishment of the Clingen Center and appointed Professor Barr as its director. Professor Griffin will conclude his exceptional six year tenure as the Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director at the end of 2024.

Originally published by Haylee Eckert at irishstudies.nd.edu on June 19, 2024.

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