Northern Ireland Peace Process Examined by Scholar, Policy Expert

The University of San Diego will host a free public lecture with Peace Scholar Paul Arthur on “The Northern Ireland Peace Process: Then and Now.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater from 7 to 9 p.m.

In spite of the recent resurgence of unrest in Northern Ireland, the region has generally enjoyed over a decade of peace since the Good Friday accord. This peace was hard won and orchestrated by experienced practitioners in negotiations and peacebuilding. Paul Arthur, who was a negotiator of the accord, will share his insights on the current status of Northern Ireland and its road toward peace.

WHO: Paul Arthur, a peace scholar and professor, is a leading authority on how to resolve Anglo-Irish political disputes.

WHAT: "The Northern Ireland Peace Process: Then and Now." Arthur will share his insights on the current status of Northern Ireland's peace process

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.