The theme of the conference is the opportunity for change in Northern Irish and all Island politics. The peace process, the passage of time and generations with different frames of reference, has provided the space to reframe the political agendas and the various relationships between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In particular the conference will focus on the Agreement Generation, those who were raised with the peace process.
The conference aims to incorporate the academic, cultural, policy and political perspectives on the opportunity for change. It will examine the current political situation to see if the traditional fault lines still dominate and if the patterns of conflict remain unchanged. Most importantly it aims to give a voice to the Agreement Generation. It will attempt to identify how space can be created for their perspectives, and how they can be stakeholders in the future of Northern Irish, Irish and all Island politics.
Convenor: Aoibhín de Búrca, ad Astra Research Scholar (School of Politics and International Relations and the John Hume Institute)
The conference will be held in the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, UCD, on the 17th November 2010.
Pre registration essential
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
09.00-09.30 Registration and coffee
09.30-11.00 SESSION ONE: The aftermath and the post conflict situation in Northern Ireland
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15- 13.00 SESSION TWO: The North/South relationship: the party political perspectives
14.00-15.30 SESSION THREE: Defining spaces: The role of culture, spatial planning and new media
15.30-15.45 Coffee break
15.45- 17.30 SESSION FOUR: The future: economic and political implications
17.30-18.30 Wine reception
More information available from: http://www.ucd.ie/johnhume/conferences/index.html