Northern Ireland at the Edge: What’s next after Brexit?

Northern Ireland at the Edge: What’s next after Brexit?
Thursday, 15 September 2016
2.00-5.00 pm
Queen’s University Belfast
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• Places are free
• Booking is essential

This conversation focuses on the consequences of the UK’s future relationship with Ireland, north and south. Should the UK withdraw from the EU (as announced by its government), the EU’s external border might be located in Ireland. Our first panel offers suggestions on a special status for Northern Ireland maintaining its membership in the EU or a Common Travel Area in Ireland. The second panel analyses existing relations between the EU and European States not in the EU which, among others, also avoid extensive border controls between those states (Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) and the EU.

  • Ulrik Pram Gad, Associate Professor Cultural and Global Studies, Alborg University, Denmark
  • Sieglinde Gstöhl, Professor and Director of Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, with special expertise on Liechtenstein
  • Christine Kaddous, Professor of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet chair in European Political Science, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Trevor Redmond, Assistant Legal Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland
  • Jo Shaw, Salvesen Chair of European Institutions, Edinburgh University
  • Ulf Sverdrup, PhD, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Co-organised and co-sponsored by the Royal Irish Academy, Mason Hayes & Curran, JMCE Tensions at the EU Fringes (TREUP) and The UK in a Changing Europe.

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