February 24, 2017

CCBS Annual Conference 23 & 24 February 2017

The Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 2017 Annual Conference took place at the Armagh City Hotel on Thursday 23 & Friday 24 February 2017. It facilitated wide-ranging and informed discussions on the theme of  Building and maintaining relationships: within, across and beyond these islands after the Referendum.

The Centre was delighted to welcome speakers and attendees from across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and beyond including Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD who addressed the conference on Thursday afternoon and Mr Michael Russell MSP who addressed the conference on Friday morning.

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To view the full conference programme click here

To view the full delegate list click here

For those who were unfortunately unable to attend the conference or those who would like to re-live the experience, we have included below the full audio clips of the individual contributions from our guest speakers, as well as the question and answer sessions.


 

Thursday 23th February

Welcome – Dr Helen Johnston, Chair, Centre for Cross Border Studies

 

Keynote:  Imagining future relationships:  within, across and beyond these islands – Prof Jon Tonge, Department of Politics, University of Liverpool

 

Panel Discussion –  Building and maintaining future relationships:  within, across and beyond these islands
(CHAIR) Dr Helen Johnston, Chair, Centre for Cross Border Studies

Prof Janice Morphet, Visiting Professor, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Mr Steve Aiken OBE, Ulster Unionist Party

Prof Brandon Hamber, Director, INCORE

Q & A

 

Address by Minister Charlie Flanagan TD

 

Securing the future of cooperation: within, across and beyond these islands – Ms Ruth Taillon, Director, Center for Cross Border Studies

 

Review of Day One – Mr Tom Daly, Assistant National Director, Health Service Executive and Director General, CAWT

 


Friday 24th February

Securing the interests of the devolved regions in the Brexit negotiations – Mr Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe

 

Panel Discussion – Securing the interests of the devolved regions in the Brexit negotiations – 
(CHAIR) Dr Katy Hayward, Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast

Ms Claire Hanna, Social Democratic and Labour Party

Ms Martina Anderson MEP, Sinn Féin

Cllr Sean McPeake, President, Northern Ireland Local Government Association

Dr Stephen Farry, Alliance Party

 

Panel Discussion –  The future challenges for education in shaping the future of relationships:  within, across and beyond these islands
(CHAIR) Mr Trevor Holmes, Vice President, External and Strategic Affairs, Dublin City University

Mr Alf Desire, Country Director, British Council (Ireland)

Mr Gareth Hetherington, Associate Director, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Mr Vincent Landers, Head of EU/International Unit, Department of Education and Skills

Dr Noel Purdy, Director of Research and Scholarship and Head of Education Studies, Stranmillis University College

Q & A

 

 

Citizens shaping the future of relationships:  within, across and beyond these islands – Dr Anthony Soares, Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies

 

 

Panel Discussion –  Citizens shaping the future of relationships:  within, across and beyond these islands
(CHAIR) Ms Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies

Ms Angela Graham, Director, Drum Village Development Association

Ms Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO, Longford Women’s Link

Ms Linda Ervine, Project Leader, Skainos Centre

 

Moving forward after the Referendum – Dr Duncan Morrow, Director of Community Engagement, Ulster University

 

Closing Remarks – Dr Helen Johnston, Chair, Centre for Cross Border Studies

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