Brexit, Brinkmanship, and the Future of Ireland: The Role of the U.S. in safeguarding the Northern Ireland Peace Process

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m., October 24, 2019
Location: 1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC  


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Since 1998, Ireland and Northern Ireland have enjoyed a seamless border, an integral element of the Good Friday Agreement and a symbol of its enduring success. But if the UK leaves the European Union without an agreement on 31 October, as its government has threatened, it risks the return of a hard border and with it renewed instability on the island of Ireland.

The US played a pivotal role in facilitating peace in Northern Ireland. What steps might the US now take to safeguard that legacy? And what challenges might it face in doing so? Join us for a panel discussion of Brexit’s impact on Ireland and the role of the United States in the region, featuring Daniel Mulhall, current Ambassador of Ireland to the United States.

Reception to follow, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This event is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

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Daniel Mulhall

Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Congressman Peter King (NY)

Co-chair of the Friends of Ireland Caucus

Dr. Andrew McCormick PhD

Northern Ireland Civil Service Director General for International Relations

Senator Chris Murphy (CT)

Amanda Sloat PhD

Robert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Thomas Wright PhD

Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution