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GFA @ 25: Referendum

The Good Friday Agreement @ 25

Art of Conflict Transformation Spring 2023 Event Series

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


Referendum on a United Ireland & the Historic 1998 British/Irish Peace Accord
May 4 @ 4-5:30pm EDST 

Video recording of event

Leading public figures in academia, journalism, and the community sector will explore the implications of the peace accord, Brexit, demographic shifts and a growing momentum for holding a referendum on a United Ireland that has become a vibrant topic of public engagement and debate. 

Colin Harvey (bio)  
Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, Queens University, Belfast 

Sarah Creighton (bio)  
Freelance writer 

Claire Hackett (Participating moderator) (bio)  
Board of Directors, Healing Through Remembering 
Manager, Peacebuilding & Good Relations, Falls Community Council

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.