A conference to encourage new thinking and research in the field of peacebuilding and reconciliation
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, on 10-12 April 2018, we hosted the international conference, Peace and Beyond in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The three-day conference aimed to encourage new thinking and research in the field of peacebuilding and reconciliation by bringing together practitioners, academics, policy makers and young leaders from 28 countries.
- South African advocate Thuli Madonsela, who worked closely with former President Nelson Mandela on the final constitution of South Africa
- Professor Monica McWilliams, who played a significant role in the negotiation of the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement
- and Senator George J. Mitchell, President Bill Clinton’s former Special Envoy for Northern Ireland
Reports on all the conference key themes including resilient cities, the role of technology, engendering peacebuilding and embracing marginalised communities can be found here.
Alison Baily, Security and Stability analyst at the British Council, gives her view on the conference