Former US Senator Edward Kennedy’s key part in the Northern Ireland peace process will be the subject of a discussion at the Library of Congress in Washington on Monday night (May 16).

The discussion is the first for the institute following last year’s release of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project, which includes interviews with Kennedy and those who knew him.

Several of the participants in the oral history project discussed the senator’s key role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland and key figures they will be speaking about their experience with Kennedy tonight.

The event is scheduled for 6pm Monday at the Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress. Peace envoy Senator George Mitchell will deliver a keynote. The former Senate Majority Leader was a key figure in negotiating a peace agreement in Northern Ireland.

Nancy Soderberg, former White House National Security Advisor, IrishCentral Founder Niall O’Dowd and Congressmen Peter King and Ritchie Neal will also take part. Kerry O’Donnell of NBC will moderate.

Monday’s forum will focus on the oral history transcripts that discuss the peace process and the late senator’s involvement in it during his career.