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“The Troubles” in Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding

October 05, 2018

This half-day interactive workshop will be a deep dive into the history, politics and peacebuilding process of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland. The workshop will build a strong knowledge of the Northern Ireland conflict and will strengthen conflict resolution competencies, which can be utilized in the classroom.

We will share resources for educators to teach students the qualities of an effective mediator, to understand the challenges of mediation, to consider the importance of conflict resolution, and to improve students’ mediation skills. The workshop is open to the community; non-educators will participate in a hands-on activity. We encourage students interested in exploring conflict resolution as well as students of political science, foreign affairs, and history to attend the workshop.

Contact hours for educator license renewal are available. All participants will have the opportunity to attend the Global Impact Award event, honoring Senator George J. Mitchell, at a discounted price.

Breakfast and snacks will be provided.



Murphy Room, Lombardo Student Center, John Carroll University

Participants should enter at the S. Belvoir Blvd. entrance and announce themselves as guests for this program at the guard house. Participants will receive temporary parking passes and be directed to the Lombardo Student Center, which is the building closest to the parking lot


8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome Remarks

8:30 AM Opening Address: Conflict Resolution & Its Role in the World Today – Dr. Aysegul K. Zeren

9:00 AM Introduction to the Troubles, George Mitchell, and the Good Friday Agreement – Dr. Philip Metres

9:30 AM Coffee Break

9:45 AM “George Mitchell – Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland”: Lesson Plan and Role Play

10:45 AM Speaker Panel: The Troubles and What We Can Learn from This Conflict – Dr. Dianna Taylor, Raymond Lennon

11:30 AM Speaker Panel: Q & A

11:45 AM Closing Remarks

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