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Behind the Headlines Forum: Brexit Discussion - 23 May 2016

'BREXIT' is the topic of the next 'Behind the Headlines' Forum. It will explore the possible political, cultural and social implications for Ireland (North and South) and Scotland of the UK supporting its departure from the European Union. The discussion will feature three prominent Trinity Scholars who will be joined by a Senior UK Government Official.

Professor Eunan O'Halpin (Director, Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History) will discuss the possible implications for Northern Ireland and for bilateral East/West and North/South relations with particular reference to the Common Travel Area and the Republic of Ireland Act.

Dr Etain Tannam (Lecturer in International Peace Studies, School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology) will explore some of the extreme arguments for and against BREXIT and the possible impact on British-Irish relations, Scottish nationalism and the knock-on effects for Northern Ireland.

Professor Gerald Dawe (Director of the MPhil in Creative Writing, School of English) will reflect on the long journey towards peace almost two decades on from the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, and how this could be jeopardised by the use of language by both sides in debating BREXIT.

Date: Monday, 23 May 2016
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building

All Welcome.

The Trinity Long Room Hub's 'Behind the Headlines' discussion series offers background analyses to current issues by experts drawing on the long-term perspectives of Arts and Humanities research.


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