Events

December 13, 2017

Borders in Globalization Conference

CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon, CCBS Board Member and QUB Lecturer Dr Katy Hayward, and QUB Postgraduate Research Student Matthew O’Neill travelled to Ottawa, Canada for the Borders in Globalization 2nd International Conference on 6 – 8 December. The panel at which they presented – on the consequences of Brexit – could not have been more […]

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December 6, 2017

Centre for Cross Border Studies Journal Launch 2017 and the CCBS Winter Lecture

The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) launched the 2017 edition of its Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland on Monday 4th December in Riddle Hall in Belfast. Chair of the CCBS Board Dr Helen Johnston opened the event before guest speaker Professor Duncan Morrow, Director of Community Engagement at Ulster University, gave his lecture […]

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December 1, 2017

CCBS Annual Conference 2018: The Good Friday Agreement in All its Parts: Safeguarding the Totality of Relationships

Date: 8 – 9 March 2018 Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Ireland As we approach the 20th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement we must ask ourselves how we continue to put into practice our commitment to the totality of relations within and between these islands that it represents.  The Strand 1 institutions (the Northern Ireland Executive and […]

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October 11, 2017

Centre for Cross Border Studies Policy Seminar – Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders

10am, Tuesday 10th October. Venue: Brussels. Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders was the theme of this year’s CCBS policy seminar at the office of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels on 10th October. Despite a public transport strike, the event attracted more than 40 people, and was very well received by those in […]

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September 18, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director speaks at William Carleton Summer School on “Creativity and its limits in the approaches to Brexit”

On the 16th of September, CCBS Deputy Director Anthony Soares gave a keynote speech at the William Carleton Summer School, where he assessed the UK Government’s proposals on Northern Ireland and the border as part of the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In his speech, he asked how creative, imaginative and […]

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September 11, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives keynote lecture at Warwick University

Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, gave a keynote lecture at the “Discourses of Migration” conference at Warwick University (7 September). The title of his lecture was “Migration at the Northern Ireland (Brexit) Border: Identities, Commodities and Connections”, and in which he discussed the extent to which future migration serves either a purely mechanical function that dehumanises […]

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August 28, 2017

Towards a New Common Chapter: Assessing the commitment to cross-border cooperation among grassroots community organisations

2.30pm, Monday 11th September Venue: NICVA, Belfast. During this event Dr Anthony Soares (Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies) will present the findings from an ongoing Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project, “Towards a New Common Chapter”. This project has been assessing the extent to which cross-border cooperation is independently valued and enacted at […]

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August 15, 2017

“Enhancing Capacities of Regions and Cities for Better Cross-Border Cooperation“

TEIN and its associated partners the MOT, CESCI and DG Regio/European Commission are hosting a workshop as part of the European Week of the Regions and Cities. The workshop will take place at 2.30pm on 10th October 2017 in room JDE-51, Jacques Delors Building, 99-101 rue Belliard, Brussels. The workshop is aimed towards political respresentatives, […]

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August 6, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon addresses “the totality of relationships” regarding the Good Friday Agreement

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon was invited to speak at Féile an Phobail on Saturday 5th August in Belfast. Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Since the Agreement was signed in 1998, cross-border, all-island and east-west co-operation has been evolving on many fronts: civic, public and business. However, […]

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July 12, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was a guest speaker at a ‘Brexit Briefing’

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the guest speakers at a ‘Brexit Briefing’ event hosted in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on the evening of 11 July by Brendan Smith TD, Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.  Addressing the audience of more than 200 people in attendance, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern provided a personal […]

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