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Strategies for Lasting Peace Accords

  • Notre Dame's Washington, DC Office, Suite 120 1616 P Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, this forum will look at the lessons that can be shared from the Northern Ireland peace process in the context of other peace processes, looking specifically at the Colombian accord. What lessons can be shared and applied? And what role has international support played in these peace processes?


  • Marilyn Keough Dean Scott Appleby, Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame
  • Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Keynote Address:

  • Eamon Gilmore, former Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, and currently the EU Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process


  • H.E. Camilo Reyes, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
  • Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President of the American Foreign Service Association; former U.S. Consul General in Belfast
  • Mr. Norman Houston, Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau, Washington, DC
  • Professor David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Moderated by Dr. Amanda Sloat, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Center for the U.S. and Europe, The Brookings Institution

The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies was given primary responsibility for technical verification and monitoring of the implementation of the Colombian Peace Accord through the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM).