Students Encounter Northern Ireland's 'Troubles' Firsthand

Twelve students in Senior Lecturer Charles Wheelan’s Global Policy Leadership Practicum, offered through the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, spent the fall term studying the political history of Northern Ireland and the period of violent sectarian conflict beginning in the 1970s and known as “the Troubles.”


Members of Senior Lecturer Charlie Wheelan’s Global Policy Leadership Practicum visit “Free Derry Corner” in Derry, Northern Ireland. The mural was painted in 1969 when the residents of British-controlled Londonderry declared it an autonomous nationalist area. From left: Sasha Dudding ’15, David Brooks ’15, Noah Reichblum ’15, David Wylie ’15, Fiona Weeks ’15, Nicholas Zehner ’15, Heather Szilagyi ’15, Summer Modelfino ’15, Ayesha Dholakia ’15, Zachary Markovich ’15, and Kevin Schorr ’15. Not pictured is Ester Cross ’15. (Photo by Ester Cross ’15)

Read the full story by Bill Platt in Dartmouth Now.