Mapping Frontiers Final Conference
19-20 January 2006
Armagh City Hotel, Armagh
The final conference was organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies.
The international keynote addresses was given by Professor Brendan O’Leary, who holds the Lauder Professorship of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Joseph Heyman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Other speakers included Professor John Bradley of the Economic and Social Research Institute on the ‘island economy’ and Professor John Driscoll of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development on cross-border spatial development.
There were sessions facilitated by members of the project team on the following themes:
- the Irish Border and its economic and civil society dimensions
- cross-border mobility and cultural dimensions
- the experience of government and non-government cooperation in transcending the Border
A final round-table session looked at ways forward for North/South and cross-border cooperation as well as for future policy research.
Thursday 19th January 2006
Chair: Mr Andy Pollak, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies
|11.30||Official Opening by Sir George Quigley OBE, Chair of Institute of British Irish Studies, University College Dublin|
|Project Overview||[683 kb]|
|SESSION 1: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES|
|Partitions and their History
Prof Brendan O’Leary, University of Pennsylvania
|Globalization, Borders and Differential Mobilities
Prof. Josiah Heyman, University of Texas, El Paso.
|SESSION 2: THE IRISH BORDER: ECONOMIC AND CIVIL SOCIETY DIMENSIONS|
|Parallel Session A: Economic Dimensions||[520 kb]|
|Parallel Session B: Civil Society Across the Border||[134 kb]|
|SESSION 3: CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY AND CULTURAL DIMENSIONS|
|Parallel Session A: Borders and Mobilities in the North West Region
Dr Katy Hayward,Institute of British Irish Studies, University College Dublin;
Dr Ian Shuttleworth, Queen’s University, Belfast.
|Parallel Session B: Cultural Dimensions|
|5.30||Kieran Rankin, University College Dublin The Imagery of the Irish Border followed by
Mapping Frontiers: The Movie
|Drinks Reception hosted by the North/South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat in the
Market Place Theatre, Market Street, Armagh
Friday 20th January 2006
Chair: Dr Peter Smyth, Former Joint Secretary, North/South Ministerial Council
|SESSION 4: THE LOGIC OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION|
|9.30 am||Spatial Planning
Mr John Driscoll, International Centre for Local and Regional Development.
|10.00||North/South Cooperation in Tourism
Dr Joan Henderson and Prof. Paul Teague Queen’s University Belfast
|SESSION 5: TRANSCENDING THE BORDER|
|11.00||Parallel Session A: Institutional Cooperation
Professor John Coakley, University College Dublin; Mr Robin Wilson, Democratic Dialogue;
Mr Brian Ó Caoindealbhain, Institute of British Irish Studies; Dr Etain Tannam, University College Dublin.
|Parallel Session B: Projects and Case Studies||[600 kb]|
|SESSION 6: ROUND TABLE – LOOKING FORWARD|
|12.00 pm||Short responses from Dr Peter Smyth, Prof. Joan Harbison, Walter Kirwan, Prof. Liam O’Dowd and John Coakley. Further respondents from government bodies and the voluntary sector to be confirmed.|
See the final report [130 kb].
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