Legacy of Violence Programme Symposium


Glencree 'Addressing the Legacy of Violence Through Facilitated Dialogue' Programme
A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


Symposium - 27th & 28th June 2022, Titanic Conference Centre, Belfast.

Symposium Keynote Address by the Rt. Hon Julian Smith MP

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What is our peace process? When it is described here and internationally, the focus is on the historic moments of the 1990s that stretch into the next decade.

Ceasefires, the release of prisoners, decommissioning, the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (1998) and the Patten Report on Policing (1999). But what about the vexed question of legacy? In the hope and euphoria of the 1990s, did we fool ourselves into thinking that we had moved on from the Past?

All initiatives since have failed, from Eames-Bradley, through the Haass-O'Sullivan talks and into the Stormont House Agreement. It brings us now to the unilateral UK Government legislation, which has little or no support across our communities.

Throughout this conference, we will discuss that missing piece in our peace - a series of conversations on our unanswered and unavoidable past.

Speakers / Contributors

The Symposium keynote address will be delivered by former Secretary of State, the RT Hon Julian Smith MP.

It will also feature contributions from:

  • Lord Robin Eames and Denis Bradley
  • Dr Anna Bryson
  • Journalists Julian O'Neill, Judith Hill & Barney Rowan
  • T/Assistant Chief Constable Una Jennings
  • ex-RUC & PSNI Superintendent Roger McCallum
  • Mental Health Champions Prof Siobhan O’Neill & Dr Cathy Bollaert
  • Acclaimed artist Colin Davidson
  • Kabosh Theatre Company
  • Programme

    Day 1 - Monday 27 June 2022

    Day 2 - Tuesday 28 June 2022


    Glencree's 'Addressing the Legacy of Violence through Facilitated Dialogue' project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). To find out more about this project, please click here >