Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South (ARINS) is a joint project of the Royal Irish Academy, an all-island body, and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. The project engages recognized experts across the spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and points of view—inviting contributions in the form of academic papers, blog posts, and proposals for partnerships.
Conceptualized at a meeting at the Kylemore Abbey Global Centre in January 2020, in three short years, the project has produced more than 30 articles and responses (published in Irish Studies in International Affairs and freely available on the publishing platform Project Muse), 14 podcasts, and dozens of blogposts. It also funds partner projects, for example, "The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Arts" and "Giving Voice to Diversity” research project, which has conducted numerous interviews and focus groups to support future papers on the state of the constitutional debate in the north and south. The project recently began hosting panels for scholars. One was "Being Northern Irish."
At this inaugural policy lecture, Thomas Moore and Judith Livingston Institute Director Patrick Griffin will give an overview of ARINS and contextualize its importance to Ireland, to the United States and Europe, as well as to the Keough School of Global Affairs.
Two ARINS principals, Professor and Vice-Chancellor Cathy Gormley-Heenan (Ulster University) and Lauder Professor of Political Science Brendan O'Leary (University of Pennsylvania) will discuss the state of Ireland today, relations between the north and the south, and future prospects for peace on the island.