Good Friday/Belfast Agreement: Past, Present and Future
With Professor Katy Hayward
Birkbeck’s Jean Monnet Chair in Parliamentary Democracy & European Integration and Centre for British Political Life are organising this public event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
When: 23 March 2023, 18:00 — 21:00
The UK and Ireland’s membership of the European Union was a cornerstone of the substance of the Good Friday Agreement which was signed on 10 April 1998. That Agreement has been profoundly impacted by the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU. This lecture will consider what the future of the Agreement might be in light of Brexit and the redefinition of relations between and within the UK and Ireland.
This event is also taking place online - visit here for details.
- Prof. Katy Hayward -
Katy Hayward is Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and co-Director of the Centre for International Borders Research. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (2020), an Eisenhower Fellow (2019) and a Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University. Professor Hayward is an internationally recognised expert on Brexit and Northern Ireland/Ireland, particularly with respect to the Irish border. She was appointed to the technical expert panel of the UK government’s Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group on Brexit (2019) and has presented evidence before many parliamentary committees in the UK, Ireland and EU. Her most recent books are What do we know and what should we do about...? The Irish Border (Sage, 2021), and Northern Ireland a Generation after Good Friday (MUP, 2021).
She tweets @hayward_katy