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Bertie Ahern delivers annual Harri Holkeri lecture at Queen's

Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, delivered the annual Harri Holkeri lecture (21 May) at Queen's University Belfast.

 

The annual lecture is organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice in partnership with the Embassy of Finland

The Harri Holkeri Lecture Series recognises and celebrates the contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process of the late Finnish Prime Minister Harri Holkeri. Holkeri’s aspiration to transform conflict and promote social justice in Northern Ireland and across the world is shared by the Institute. 

In his lecture entitled, 'Peace Process - In light of Brexit Issues', Mr Ahern addressed the current political situation in Northern Ireland, Brexit and 21 years on from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. 

Mr Ahern was recently awarded an Honorary Professorship in Peace Studies at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. He received an honorary degree from the University in 2008.