Religion and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Upcoming Public Talks in Providence, UMaine and Bowdoin

Next week I will be speaking at three different universities on the East Coast of the United States on ‘Religion and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?’ All the events are free and open to the public.

My talk will evaluate various scholars and commentators perspectives on this question, while drawing on my own research for the past two decades.

On Wednesday 11 October I’ll be back at my undergraduate alma mater, Providence College in Rhode Island, for a 5 pm lecture in Guzman 250.

Click here for a flyer about the event: Ganiel Talk PC

The following week I’ll be back in my home state of Maine. Maine is also the home of Senator George Mitchell, who facilitated the negotiations that produced Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace agreement. As a ‘Mainer,’ I’m proud that the Institute that I work in at Queen’s University is named after George Mitchell.

On Monday 16 October I’ll be part of a day-long event at the University of Maine in Orono, ‘Reclaiming a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence,’ at Buchanan Alumni House.

It is UMaine’s Peace and Reconciliation Fall Conference, held in conjunction with the 14th annual ESTIA (Eco-peace, Sustainability, Training, International Affiliations) conference. The full conference program is here: PAX (conference)

My talk will be after lunch. You must RSVP to Sid Mitchell on if you wish to attend.

On Tuesday 17 October I’ll be speaking at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine (Senator Mitchell’s alma mater), at 4 pm in the Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts Center.  The building is on Park Row in the center of campus.

(Image: Clonard Monastery in West Belfast, site of some significant events in the Northern Ireland peace process.)


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