ICJS Event: Insight Ireland - Lecture 2 "The Northern Ireland Peace Process"

Jointly Presented by
Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce
Temple University, Japan Campus, Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS)
International University of Japan - Global Communication Platform
JIC Study Group

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
TUJ Azabu Hall 317 (Access)
Dr. Gerard Keown (Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo)
Robert Dujarric (Director, ICJS, Temple Universiy, Japan Campus)
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About the Event

The Northern Ireland peace agreement, now ten years old, is often cited as a successful example of conflict resolution and also of the 'peace dividend' which followed it. This lecture will trace the background to the conflict, the issues at stake and how a peace agreement was put in place. It will look at the main themes and personalities involved, emphasise that peace agreements are more of a process than a once-off event and, while every conflict situation is different, will attempt to draw some general conclusions about the ingredients necessary for a successful outcome.

About Dr. Gerard Keown

Dr. Gerard Keown is Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo. He graduated from Oxford University with a Ph.D. in Political Science and has worked in Austria , Bosnia and Japan . Dr. Keown acted in a support role for the Irish Government Delegation during the historic "Good Friday Agreement" negotiations 1996-99.

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.