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Bridging the Atlantic: Where now in an uncertain world?

Culture. Cyber. Climate.

November 13, 2023
Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
13:00 - 18:00

Join us in-person or online for the fifth ‘Bridging the Atlantic’ conference co-organised by QUB, UCD and Georgetown University, Washington DC.

The conference will include a keynote from US Special Envoy to NI, Joseph Kennedy III chaired by Noyona Chundur (NI Consumer Council), plus a fireside chat between US Consul General James Applegate and Jayne McCormack (BBC NI).

There will also be 3 panels of experts/ practitioners from the island of Ireland and the USA on areas of transatlantic concern and cooperation:

Where now for Cultural Memory in a divided world?

Laia Balcells, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Olwen Purdue, Katrin Sieg, with Cóilín Parsons (chair)

Where now for Cyber Security in an insecure world?

Catríona Heinl, Maire O’Neill, Kevin Powers, with Liam Kennedy (chair)

Where now for Climate Action in a burning world?

Nina Hamilton, Jenna Potter, Rosalind Skillen, with John Barry (chair)

The main conference (1300-1800) will be held in hybrid format, followed by a reception. Please register in advance to attend online or in-person.

The conference is preceded by an in-person graduate forum (1100-1230) with Professors Darragh Gannon (Georgetown), Olwen Purdue (QUB) & Katy Hayward (QUB) on the subject of ‘Bridging the Divides: Digitalising academic research for public use and future benefit’.

Organising committee: Ted Smyth (Glucksman Ireland House), Katy Hayward (QUB), Liam Kennedy (UCD), Cóilín Parsons (Georgetown).

Technical Coordinator: Alan Meban.

Join the conference below:

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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