May - Jun 18 Events

U2 Conference 2018


13/06/2018 - 15/06/2018


8:00AM - 10:00PM



The U2 Conference 2018 will meet from 13-15 June, 2018, in Belfast at Queen’s University in partnerships with The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s, the National Museums of Northern Ireland, and Fitzroy Presbyterian Church.

Sessions are designed to appeal to academic and general audiences on the theme U2: POPVision. We will discuss U2’s Pop era as well as the larger topic of popular music’s power to cast visions that shape, construct and complicate broader cultural conversations, in which U2’s visions have long been engaged. Please see the U2CON 2018 page for more information on the theme.

Institute Fellows who are speaking are:

13 June 2018

3:00 - 4:00pm

Professor John Brewer, Queen’s University

“1998 as a Cultural Moment in Belfast”

Plenary address

Fitzroy Presbyterian Church


14 June 2018

1:30 - 2:30pm

Professor Fiona Magowan, Queen’s University

“Can Music End Conflict? Ethnomusicology and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Persuasion and Peacebuilding”

Plenary session

Fitzroy Presbyterian Church