Talk: "Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process"
Thu, April 10, 2014 • 7:00 PM • PAI 4.42
A Talk by Dr. Timothy White, Xavier University
Joined by Dr. Bob Snyder, Southwestern University
Northern Ireland was the site of bitter conflict between those struggling for reunification with the rest of Ireland and those wanting to remain a part of the United Kingdom. After years of strenuous negotiations, nationalists and unionists came together in 1998 to sign the Good Friday Agreement. Northern Ireland’s peace process has been deemed largely successful. Yet remarkably little has been done to assess in a comprehensive fashion what can be learned from it.
Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process incorporates recent research that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peacebuilding while taking into account a variety of perspectives. The contributions, which include the reflections of those involved in the negotiation and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, also provide policy prescriptions for modern conflicts.