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April 3, 2018

Senator George Mitchell to Mark 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement Thursday at the Institute

In a program co-hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland, the British Consulate-General Boston, and Irish Network Boston, representatives of the Irish and British Governments and communities of Northern Ireland will discuss the journey for peace and reconciliation

BOSTON – On Thursday, April 5th, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will host a discussion to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, a cornerstone of peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland. Co-hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland, the British Consulate-General Boston, and Irish Network Boston, the program will feature a keynote address by Senator George Mitchell, the United States Special Envoy to Northern Ireland during the pivotal period of 1995 to 2001. A panel discussion will follow with representatives of the Irish and British Governments, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the business community, and leading voices on Northern Ireland. Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen will moderate.

Discussion to include: Senator George Mitchell, former United States Senate Majority Leader and Special Envoy for Northern Ireland; Sir Kim Darroch, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States; Michael Lonergan, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, United States of America; Marty Meehan, President of the University of Massachusetts and former U.S. Representative; Sean O’Huiginn, Former Head of Anglo Irish Division, Former Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Dr. Steve Aiken, Ulster Unionist Party Chief Whip; Mark Campbell, Senior Manager at Randox Laboratories; Dr. Ofrit Liviatan, lecturer on law and politics at Harvard University’s Department of Government and the director of Harvard College’s Freshman Seminar Program; and Shannon Quinn, a J-1 student from Northern Ireland working in communications in Boston.

WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Columbia Point – Boston, MA

This event is OPEN PRESS. RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org

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