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.