17 January 2013 - 12:00pm to 17 January 2013 - 1:30pm

The Great Hall, Dalhousie University Club, 1659 Alumni Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia

An Academic and Conflict Resolution: Northern Ireland and Other Hard Cases

2011 Trudeau Fellow John McGarry, professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Nationalism and Democracy at Queen’s University, was brought up in strife-torn Northern Ireland. Motivated by his experiences, Professor McGarry devoted the early part of his academic career to the pursuit of peace in his homeland and played an important role in constructing the intellectual climate that facilitated Northern Ireland's landmark agreement in 1998. Over the past decade, McGarry has been involved in conflict resolution in many other places. He has advised several governments, appeared as an expert witness to the United States Congress, and served as the first-ever senior advisor on power-sharing to the United Nations (Mediation Support Unit). He is currently the lead advisor on governance to the UN-mediated negotiations in Cyprus. 

In his Trudeau Lecture, Professor McGarry will talk about the relevance of academic research to peace-making, primarily in Northern Ireland but elsewhere as well.

Free admission / A light lunch will be served

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John McGarry

John McGarry exemplifies Canadian expertise in conflict resolution and peacekeeping and is actively engaged in the critical negotiations currently taking place in Cyprus.

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