Friday, 30 November 2018
Greenberg Conference Center
391 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
8:30 - 9:00AM
Registration and Breakfast

Brief remarks with Bonnie WeirYale University

9:00 - 10:30AM
Session 1- Making Peace: Past, Present, and Future

Introduction and Chair:  Richard English, Queen’s University Belfast

  • Taoiseach Dr. Bertie AhernFormer Taoiseach and Member of Fianna Fáil 
  • Senator George J. MitchellFormer Senator of Maine
  • General John de ChastelainChair of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in Northern Ireland

10:45AM - 12:15PM
Session 2- Politics: Setbacks and Successes 1998-2018

Introduction and Chair:  Jonathan PowellFounder and Chief Executive of Inter Mediate

  • Mitchel McLaughlin, Former General Secretary of Sinn Féin
  • Peter RobinsonFormer First Minister of Northern Ireland
  • Peter SheridanChief Executive of Co-operation Ireland
  • Monica McWilliams, Emeritus Professor, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University

12:15 - 1:15PM
1:15 - 3:15PM
Session 3- The Future(s) of Northern Ireland

Introduction and Chair: Ian ShapiroSterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University

  • Representatives of Political Parties

3:30 - 5:00PM
Seminar-  Northern Ireland and Beyond: Lessons for Peacemaking?

Discussant and Chair:  Bonnie WeirLecturer in Political Science, Yale University

  • Jonathan Powell, Founder and Chief Executive of Inter Mediate
  • Emma SkyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program, Yale University
  • Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice at the School of LawQueen’s University Belfast
  • Richard EnglishProfessor of Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

5:00 - 6:00PM
Closing Reception with remarks on moving forward

Introduction: Dr. Christopher Moran, Co-operation Ireland

  • Representatives of the British and Irish