Conversations on Europe: Borders and Contested Memory in Northern Ireland

Conversations on Europe: Discussion explores borders and contested memory in Northern Ireland. Our panel of experts explores the conflict over territory and identity in Northern Ireland and how that has played out at the border and in other spaces. We will discuss what has changed since the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and what may happen as a result of Brexit and the recent elections in the Republic of Ireland.


  • Jonathan Blake, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology, Queen's University; and Senior Fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe
  • Jennifer Keating, Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives, Dietrich College, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Connal Parr, Lecturer in History, Department of Humanities, Northumbria University

Moderator: Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh

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