Speaker: Dr. Timothy D. Hoyt, John Nicholas Brown Chair for Counterterrorism Studies at the U.S. Naval War College.
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.
Professor Timothy D. Hoyt is the John Nicholas Brown Chair for Counterterrorism Studies at the U.S. Naval War College. Dr. 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.