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The Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement and the Challenges of Brexit

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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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.

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Keough School and Embassy of Ireland Host Forum on Peacebuilding

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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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.

 

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Publication of The Cambridge History of Ireland is celebrated in Dublin, with a Seminar and President Michael D. Higgins giving a special address/The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a co-sponsor

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Publication of the Cambridge History of Ireland four-volume set is celebrated in Dublin, with President Michael D. Higgins giving a special address and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies a co-sponsor.

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Spotlight exhibit at the Hesburgh Library: Irish-American periodicals

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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A "Spotlight" exhibit at the Hesburgh Library sheds light on its Irish-American periodical collection — one that reveals much about networks of Irish in America, the emerging culture of Irish-Americans, and the ways in which Irish-Americans connected with Ireland.

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Florence Impens, former NEH-Keough Fellow, Publishes "Classical Presences in Irish Poetry after 1960: The Answering Voice"

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Florence Impens, now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester, has published Classical Presences in Irish Poetry After 1960: The Answering Voice (Palgrave 2018). The volume is the product of her work as a National Endowment for the Humanities-Keough Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

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Irish Ethnomusicologist and Musician Aileen Dillane’s Semester-long Visit Educates, Enlightens and Enlivens the Notre Dame Campus

Author: Mary Hendriksen

 

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In Fall 2017, Professor Aileen Dillane of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick was the Herbert Allen & Donald R. Keough Visiting Faculty Fellow and the Moore & Livingston Faculty Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. A dynamic teacher and performer, she did much during her semester on campus to illustrate how different genres of "Irish" music have been experienced, re-imagined and extended over the years and how music is central to discussions and representations of Irish and Irish-American identity.

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