Transatlantic Conversations: The US Role in the Next Generation of the Irish Peace Process

Zoom Webinar
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m., June 23, 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 discussions 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.


Barbara J. Stephenson

Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Former U.S. Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Former US Ambassador

Peter Shirlow

Blair Chair and Director, University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies

Alison Grundle

Former Special Advisor, Northern Ireland Assembly Ministry of Justice

Michael D’Arcy

Senior Research Associate, Centre for Cross Border Studies

Patrick Griffin

Madden-Hennebry Professor of History; Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame