The focus of the world was on Belfast as global political leaders past and present arrived in Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) in April.
The three-day conference was hosted by Queen's University Belfast in partnership with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, the Council on Competitiveness, Women in Business, Politics in Action, Commission for Victims and Survivors, the Lyric Theatre as well as Hillsborough Castle, where supporting events also took place, including a programme for schools.
Former President of the United States, President Bill Clinton, and the Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, were among the global leaders participating in an international conference to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement at Queen’s University.
Watch the events again or read our special Staff Blog series featuring thoughts and reflections from a range of Queen's University Belfast leaders and experts on the progress of the past 25 years, as well as on the significance of the Agreement 25 conference and the University's role in helping to shape a better future locally and globally
3 days of events and talks
Day One of the conference included three panel discussions with the architects of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998: the UK and Irish governments, local political leaders from 1998; and the Guarantors (former UK, Irish and US Administrations).
Catch up now with a roundup of Day One events.
Day Two of the conference opened with keynote addresses from senior government figures and other leaders followed by a recording of 'The Rest is Politics' podcast.
The afternoon was dedicated to a number of academic panel sessions delivered by The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University. These panels discussed themes including Rights and Social Justice, Peacebuilding, Legacy, The Dynamics of Peace and Conflict, and The Impact on Victims.
Catch up now with a roundup of Day Two events.
Day Three was hosted in association with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils.
Northern Ireland Vision 2050 focused on enhancing the economic prospects of Northern Ireland, and included addresses from senior government officials and panel discussions with both local and global business leaders.
Catch up now with a roundup of Day Three events.
Anniversary of the Agreement Referendum
- 22 May, 2023
- Queen’s Film Theatre
Included a “Civic Voices - How the Referendum was won” panel and a screening of “The Agreement” co-production by Queen’s University and Fine Point Films.
Hosted by Queen's University Belfast in partnership with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, the Council on Competitiveness, Women in Business, Politics in Action, Commission for Victims and Survivors, Lyric Theatre, and Hillsborough Castle, where supporting events also took place, including a programme for schools.Find out more