Bill Clinton to visit Derry next
FORMER US President
Bill Clinton will visit Derry next week to honour
John Hume's contribution to the Northern Ireland
Mr Clinton will address an open air gathering in the
city's Guildhall Square on Wednesday, March 5, and
is expected to attract large crowds reminiscent of
his visit to the city in 2001.
The University of Ulster (UU) is hosting Mr
Clinton’s visit during which the former American
president will also launch a new book entitled
'Peacemaking in the Twenty-First Century'.
US President Bill Clinton.
Professor Richard Barnett yesterday said the
university was delighted to welcome Mr Clinton back
to the city.
“We are honoured that President Clinton will be with
us both to launch the book and to support the
developments at INCORE, the university’s
international peace and conflict centre, linked to
the John Hume and Thomas P O’Neill Chair in Peace.”
Moville-based Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume held
the Tip O’Neill Chair in Peace Studies at the
University of Ulster from 2002 to 2009.
Mayor of Derry Martin Reilly added: “It is a great
pleasure to welcome President Clinton back to the
city at this time, to see for himself the
significant advances that have been made here in