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Conference examines peace developments on the Korean peninsula

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One 1 February 2019, Peace Studies, School of Religion, held a one-day conference entitled Comparative Perspectives on the Korean Peace Process: From Ireland and Beyond.

The conference brought together scholars from Ireland, the UK, Korea, Japan and the Netherlands to reflect on the Korean peace process in the light of peace efforts around the world, including the Irish peace process.

The conference opened with an addresses by the His Excellency Woon-ki Lyeo, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Ireland, and Oliver Richmond, Research Professor in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manchester.

The event also included the launches of new books by Peace Studies staff: The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society (Palgrave Macmillan) by Dr. Dong Jin Kim, and Beyond the Good Friday Agreement: In the Midst of Brexit (Routledge) edited by Prof. Etain Tannam. The launches were addressed by Prof. Jake Lynch of the University of Sydney.

Before the conference, the visiting international academics conducted two days of field visits in Northern Ireland; talks and tours included the ‘peace walls’ and murals, the R CITY cross-community youth project, Belfast City Hall and Linen Hall Library, Corrymeela Peace Centre and Millstrand Integrated School. The conference and visits were organised by Dr. Dongjin Kim and Dr. David Mitchell.

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Last updated 11 February 2019 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).