Christine Cox | June 12, 2018
The University of Notre Dame’s 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, 1616 P St. NW, Suite 120.
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.
The forum is free and open to the public. Advance registration is available at keough.nd.edu/strategies-for-lasting-peace.
Ireland’s former Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, who currently serves as the European Union’s special envoy to the peace process in Colombia, will deliver the keynote address. Gilmore served as Ireland’s deputy prime minister (tánaiste) and minister for foreign affairs and trade from 2011 to 2014. He represented the Irish government in the Northern Ireland peace process.
A panel discussion will follow, featuring H.E. Camilo Reyes, Colombia’s ambassador to the United States; Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, president of the American Foreign Service Association and former U.S. Consul General, Belfast; Norman Houston, director of the Northern Ireland Bureau, Washington, D.C.; and David Cortright, director of the Peace Accords Matrix at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
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