20th Anniversary Conference

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20th Anniversary Conference


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Good Friday / Belfast Agreement; reflecting on a 20 year journey of cross-border cooperation and plotting the path to a successful future

This special annual conference, marking the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 20th Anniversary, will explore if the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement has fostered growth and improved relations within and between the islands. Looking to the future, the event will consider the path required to ensure that these islands and their citizens can step forward with confidence and integrity in challenging times.

The conference will be a one day event beginning at 8am, with Registration and Networking Breakfast, and closing at approximately 5pm. Speakers include:

  • Martin Fraser, Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach
  • David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service
  • Susan McKay
  • Dr Katy Hayward
  • Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan
  • Matthew O’Toole

Plus many more.

The Conference will be followed by a Drinks Reception with the Cross Border Orchestra and the Launch of a Special Edition of the Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland. The evening will conclude with dinner with Fintan O’Toole as the guest speaker.

Registration details and a full programme will be released shortly.

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