Transatlantic Conversations: The UK Government Perspective on the Next Generation of the Irish Peace Process

Zoom Webinar
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., June 30, 2021

This event has now concluded. A full-length recording is available below.

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union raised concerns that a hard border would be implemented on the island of Ireland. But the eventual agreement—The Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland—has raised constitutional concerns and tensions surrounding identity as well as worries about trade disruptions. 

Given these challenges, how can policymakers build on past success during the next generation of the Irish peace process? What does the Protocol mean and how can it drive conflict transformation? And what role can the US play in sustaining peace through economic development?

Join us for the Transatlantic Conversations series of policy conversations to hear insights on these issues. Hear from researchers and government officials, who will share evidence-based approaches for addressing tensions and pursuing post-Brexit opportunities for Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States to engage strategically in support of peace and prosperity. 

Presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs and its Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies.

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Photo: “Aerial vista of Carlingford Lough and Fathom Forest” by Can Pac Swire is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

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Brandon Lewis MP

UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Special Guest

Colin Barr

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Clingen Center for the Study of Modern Ireland, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame; Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish History, University of Aberdeen

Claire Sugden, MLA

Former Minister for Justice, Northern Ireland Assembly