The Good Friday Agreement, signed in 1998, brought an end to almost 30 years of conflict on the island of Ireland. Also known as the Belfast Agreement, this peace accord was the result of intense work and negotiations by the British and Irish governments, as well as politicians and other stakeholders from Northern Ireland and the U.S.
At this Baker Briefing, political and civic actors from Northern Ireland considered where Northern Ireland is now and explored what the future holds given the United Kingdom’s recent departure from the European Union.
This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute and the Consulate General of Ireland in Austin, TX.
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The Consulate General of Ireland has been based in Austin since 2015, representing the Government of Ireland here in Texas and in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The Consulate works to promote Ireland in this region by supporting the Irish community living here, promoting Irish economic, political and cultural interests and supporting and developing the strong partnership between Ireland and the states of the southern central U.S.
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5:00 pm — Reception
5:30 pm — Discussion
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Participant in 1996-98 Good Friday Agreement negotiations for the Women’s Coalition
Young Women’s Development Worker for the North West, Youth Action Northern Ireland
Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Equality Commission
Member of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Ireland
The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Baker Institute; Janice and Robert McNair Chair in Public Policy