Lecture: "Belfast, Brexit, and Beyond: How will Brexit Affect Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland?"


Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

On this 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 Belfast ‘Good Friday’ Agreement, the United Kingdom is in the process of implementing its referendum decision to leave the European Union (EU). How will Brexit impact the 1998 Agreement and the peace it forged?

The speakers will include Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States, and Keven O'Malley, American lawyer and diplomat. Mulhall served as Ireland’s Ambassador in London during the referendum on Brexit. Previously, he served as Director-General for European Affairs for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and as Press Counsellor for the Department as part of the Irish Government’s delegation to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. O’Malley was the United States Ambassador to Ireland from 2014-2017. Before assuming his post, he was a federal prosecutor and then a partner at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri.

Moderator will be Jennifer Mason McAward, Associate Professor of Law and Director and Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame

Reception will follow in the Forum.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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