August 22, 2019

2019 Annual Conference Programme – Friday 20th September

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8.00am

Registration and Networking Breakfast – Generously sponsored by Slándáil NSSI


9.00am

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

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9.15am

Opening Remarks – Dr Anthony Soares, Acting Director,  Centre for Cross Border Studies

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9.30am

Keynote Session:
Martin Fraser, Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach
David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service

Sir Mark Sedwill, Cabinet Secretary, National Security Adviser and Head of the UK Civil Service

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10.00am

Panel Discussion:
Moderator – Dr Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Etain Tannam, Trinity College Dublin
Sarah Tiffin, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Dublin
Matthew O’Toole, Independent Commentator

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11.00am

Refreshments

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11.30am

Keynote Speaker – Professor Duncan Morrow, Ulster University

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12.00pm

Panel Discussion:
Moderator – Andy Pollak, founding Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies
Professor Kathy Hall, University College Cork
Dr Mary Murphy, University College Cork
Michael D’Arcy, Ibec/CBI Northern Ireland Joint Business Council

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1.00pm

Lunch


2.00pm

Keynote Speaker – Professor Cathy Gormley Heenan, Ulster University

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3.00pm

Refreshments


3.30pm

Panel Discussion:
Moderartor – Steven McCaffery, Communications Strategy Executive, Social Change Initiative
Susan McKay, Journalist
Peter Sheridan, Chief Executive, Cooperation Ireland

Sarah Creighton, Independent Commentator

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4.30pm

Closing Remarks – Dr Anthony Soares, Acting Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies


6.00pm

Drinks Reception & Journal Launch by Dr Christopher Gibson, former Chair, Centre for Cross Border Studies

Generously sponsored by Dublin City University & Queen’s University Belfast

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7.00pm

Dinner Speaker – Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times

Chaired by Professor John Doyle, Dublin City University

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