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GFA @ 25: Keynote by Anne Carr

The Good Friday Agreement @ 25

Art of Conflict Transformation Spring 2023 Event Series

Celebrating & critically examining the historic 1998 British/Irish peace accord

Negotiating & Implementing the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement:
The Role of The Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition Political Party
March 23 @ 4-5:30pm EDST

Video recording of event

Event Series Keynote by Anne Carr (bio)
Negotiating team member & elected representative (‘97-‘01)
Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition political party
International Fund for Ireland board member
Community Dialogue facilitator

Anne Carr’s keynote will look at the role of women prior to the talks process - in campaigning for the ceasefires, supporting victims and survivors of the conflict, and challenging sectarianism that contributed formidably to making a talks process and eventual Agreement possible.

She will discuss the challenges to equal participation in the talks the NIWC faced and key contributions they made. Her expertise in peacebuilding from grassroots through international negotiation will shed light on what remains to be addressed amidst both a shared and contested future.   


Anne Carr @ Agreement, April 10, 1998

Some women on the Women's Coalition team, Stormont 1998

Sponsored by
Office of the Chancellor, Legal Studies Program, UMass Women into Leadership and Falls Community Council (Belfast)

Co-sponsored by
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Women for UMass Amherst, Center for Justice, Law, and Societies, Graduate School, Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, SBS Conference and Visitor Grants, Commonwealth Honors College, College of Education, anonymous College of Education faculty member, Modern European Studies Program, Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, Center for Women & Community, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, Auxiliary Enterprises, Facility Services, Quabbin Mediation Program; this program was made possible (in part) by a grant from the UMass Arts Council

The Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series brings to UMass scholars, artists, and conflict resolvers to explore the geography of conflict; the spaces in and on which conflict has been imprinted and expressed, and the emerging terrains of resistance, resilience, and transformation.