How will Brexit affect the 1998 Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement and its continued implementation? What are the specific challenges created by the referendum decision in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union? And how might these challenges be addressed? These questions were at the foundation of a special conference organized by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame in cooperation with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and the Institute for Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast.
The Keough School of Global Affairs and the Embassy of Ireland will host the forum “Strategies for Lasting Peace Accords” at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Keough School’s new Washington, D.C., office. Marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement among the Irish and British governments and political parties of Northern Ireland, the event will discuss lessons from that peace process as well as the Colombian peace accord.