January 19, 2006

Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to Cooperation in a Divided Island

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.

PROGRAMME

Thursday 19th January 2006

Chair: Mr Andy Pollak, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies

11am
Registration
11.30 Official Opening by Sir George Quigley OBE, Chair of Institute of British Irish Studies, University College Dublin
11.35
Project Overview

Prof. John Coakley, University College Dublin; Prof. Liam O’Dowd, Queen’s University Belfast.

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SESSION 1: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
11.45
Partitions and their History
Prof Brendan O’Leary, University of Pennsylvania
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12.45 pm
Lunch
2.00
Globalization, Borders and Differential Mobilities

Prof. Josiah Heyman, University of Texas, El Paso.

SESSION 2: THE IRISH BORDER: ECONOMIC AND CIVIL SOCIETY DIMENSIONS
3.00
Parallel Session A: Economic Dimensions

Prof. John Bradley, Economic and Social Research Institute; Prof. Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin; Prof. Brendan Walsh, University College Dublin.

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Parallel Session B: Civil Society Across the Border

Prof. James Anderson, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Kevin Howard, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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4.00
Refreshments
SESSION 3: CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY AND CULTURAL DIMENSIONS
4.30
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.
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Parallel Session B: Cultural Dimensions

Dr Jennifer Todd, University College Dublin; Prof. Hastings Donnan, Queen’s University Belfast.

5.30 Kieran Rankin, University College Dublin The Imagery of the Irish Border followed by
Mapping Frontiers: The Movie
6.30
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

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10.30 Coffee
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.
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Parallel Session B: Projects and Case Studies

Dr Eoin Magennis, InterTradeIreland; Prof Liam O’Dowd, Queen’s University Belfast;

Dr Cathal McCall, Queen’s University Belfast; Mr Ivo Damkat, Queen’s University Belfast.

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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.
1:00 Close

See the final report [130 kb].


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