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23 & 24 April 2018 – National University of Ireland, Galway

H.E. Carmen McEvoy, Ambassador of Peru

Appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to Ireland on 26th July 2017, by Supreme Decree Nº 183-2017-RE. Mrs Mc Evoy is a renowned Peruvian historian, expert on 19th century Peru and Chile and has written extensively on these subjects.

She won the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim fellowship (2002) and the Gold Medal from the Lima Metropolitan City Council (2011). Her Irish great-grandparents, Thomas Mc Evoy and Martha Feeley, migrated to Peru during the Great Famine.

Ambassador Mc Evoy has taught at the University of San Diego (1989-1995), as well as at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (1996-1999), and The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, from 1995 until appointed Ambassador. A weekly contributor of the prestigious newspaper El Comercio (Lima) and a member of Peru’s History Academy, her work has contributed to the renovation of the political and intellectual historiography of Peru and Chile.

Among her books, the most recognized are:

  • A National Project of the XIX Century: Manuel Pardo and his vision for Peru (1994)
  • The Republican Utopia: ideals and realities in the formation of Peruvian political culture, 1871-1919 (1997)
  • Forging a nation: Essays on republican history (1999)
  • Homo Politicus: Manuel Pardo and the dilemmas of Peruvian politics, 1871-1878 (2007)
  • Civilizing Warriors: Politics, society and culture in Chile during the War of the Pacific (2011)
  • Chile in Perú: The occupation viewed from its documents, 1881-1884 (2016)

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