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


Location: Keough School, Washington, DC

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Ireland and Northern Ireland have enjoyed a seamless border since 1998. Should Brexit occur, the risk of a hard border returns, and with it renewed instability in 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, and Andrew McCormick, Ph.D., Northern Ireland Civil Service Director General for International Relations, along with other experts.

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

Presented by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

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