- Book Review: Northern Ireland’s Ghosts, Living in Plain Sight
Even though much of the fighting in Northern Ireland has subsided, how has the lack of true reconciliation in the region influenced its society? This book review of Patrick Radden Keefe's "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" was originally published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is reposted with kind permission.
- The Crack-Up: Ireland's Quest for Self-Determination, with Christopher L. Pastore
In the third podcast in The Crack-Up series, which looks at how 1919 shaped the modern world, Ted Widmer discusses the story of the Irish Declaration of Independence with fellow historian Christopher Pastore. Although the declaration was signed in 1919, Ireland's quest for self-determination would last for decades. How did America influence these developments? What did the Irish leaders think about nationalism so soon after World War I?
- Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, 20 Years After the Good Friday Agreement, with Senator George J. Mitchell
"Much has been said and written about the long and difficult road that led us to the Agreement in April of 1998. Many have deservedly received credit for their roles, but the real heroes of the Agreement were the people and the political leaders of Northern Ireland," declares Senator George Mitchell, who played a leading role in the Belfast Good Friday Agreement. Don't miss this moving and very personal speech.
- An Introduction to "Wellbeing in Northern Ireland" with Carnegie UK Trust's Martyn Evans
When Andrew Carnegie set up the Carnegie UK Trust, his mandate was short and to the point: Its mission is improve the wellbeing of the people of the United Kingdom, a task that Carnegie realized would change over time as people's needs changed. "The Trust is required to take risk," says its CEO Martyn Evans, who gives an overview of their work today, including libraries and research on towns, fulfilling work, and digital futures.
- Where is Northern Ireland Now? with Peter Weir & Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
Peter Weir of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir of Sinn Féin give their views on the situation in Northern Ireland, from the still unresolved collapse of the government in 2017 to the uncertainties over Brexit. Both agree that while there has been tremendous progress since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, there is still much to be done--and according to Ó Muilleoir, many citizens are still not receiving equal treatment.
- The Northern Ireland We Have--the Challenges
In this panel Theresa Donaldson, former chief executive of Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Council, Quintin Oliver, director of Stratagem International, and Rolf Alter, formerly of OECD describe the usefulness of the Carnegie UK Trust wellbeing framework in confronting the challenges of Northern Ireland; how it is working out in practice; and the importance of grassroots organizing.
- The Northern Ireland We Want--the Opportunities
In this session of the International Seminar on Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, economist Neil Gibson of Ernst & Young, Katrina Godfrey, Department of Infrastructure, Northern Ireland, and Deirdre Garvey of The Wheel, discuss how to achieve a better Northern Ireland for all.
- The Lockerbie Bombing: The Search for Justice
In 1988, a bomb detonated on Pan Am 103, killing all on board and devastating the Scottish town of Lockerbie. A Libyan was convicted of the crime. His subsequent release from prison and deportation to Libya caused an international controversy. Kenny MacAskill explains his decision to release him and the complex intrigues involved in this case.
- The Eleventh Hour: The Legacy and the Lessons of World War I
One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" still shape many of today's conflicts, from ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls. What lessons have we learned from WWI? Just as important, what have we still not learned?
- Global Rules, Local Rulers
Carnegie UK Trust staff open up a fascinating discussion with the Carnegie Council audience on their research into the relationship between advocacy groups, citizens, and international organizations that regulate trade, markets, and consumer policy.
- Negotiating with Evil: When to Talk to Terrorists
When, how, and under what conditions should governments talk to terrorists? Can opening a dialogue bring conflicts to a faster resolution?
- How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace
Diplomatic engagement with rivals, far from being appeasement, is critical to rapprochement between adversaries, says Charles Kupchan, and diplomacy, not economic interdependence, creates the path to peace.
- Terrorism, Resistance, and the Idea of "Unlawful Combatancy" [Full Text]
When faced with security threats from terrorism and other forms of nonstate political violence, how should liberal-democratic states respond? Finlay discusses books by Tamar Meisels, Seumas Miller, and Timothy Shanahan.
- Carnegie Council Announces the Publication of "Teaching the Violent Past" edited by Elizabeth Cole
How does a society deal with a violent past? This question is answered in the edited volume "Teaching the Violent Past", which examines the politics of how history is taught and the making of national identities and national memories following a conflict within a society.
- ROUNDTABLE: Blair's Ethical Legacy
"To view Blair through Iraq alone is to ignore his extraordinary legacy in the areas of liberal interventionism, international development and climate change," says Roberts, while Spring praises his triumph in Northern Ireland and distinguishes between Bush's "moralist" foreign policy and Blair's more successful "ethical" approach.
- The Red Hand of Ulster
Patricia Moir spent the summer of 1975 living in a Protestant housing estate in Belfast, where she organized a recreation program for the children. Her account of that summer shows a vicious cycle of everyday brutalization and bigotry, handed down from generation to generation.
- Teaching the Violent Past: Table of Contents
This is a general table of contents for "Teaching the Violent Past."
- Teaching the Violent Past: Expanded Table of Contents
The expanded table of contents includes an outline and summary for each chapter.
- A Case Study of Terrorism: Northern Ireland 1970-1990 (Case Study #5)
This case analyzes the "ritualistic" nature of terrorism by the PIRA and counterterrorism by the British authorities, the meaning of nationalism, justification of the use of force, and the cycle of "justice" and "revenge."