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.
The speaker in today's event, the second in this series, will be Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Ireland, with Special Guest U.S. Representative Richard Neal (Massachusetts), Co-Chair, the Congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus.
Moderator: Claire Sugden, MLA, Former Minister for Justice, Northern Ireland Assembly
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.
Photo: “Aerial vista of Carlingford Lough and Fathom Forest” by Can Pac Swire is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.