ISE Webinar, The Irish Peace Process: A Civic Conversation on the Lessons for 2022, 27 Jan

Posted on 18 Jan 2022

The Irish Peace Process:
A Civic Conversation on the Lessons for 2022

27 January 2022 - Time 5PM (GMT) | BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

The Northern Ireland peace process is widely regarded as one of the most successful in the world. The focus on people rather than territory inspired many other conflict-affected societies. Countless delegations have travelled to Ireland to learn about the Irish experience of peace-making. Numerous academic conferences and publications have examined the possible ‘lessons’ of the Irish case. However, in 2022, the ongoing vulnerabilities of peace on the island of Ireland are clearer than ever. Can the lessons of Northern Ireland’s own peace-making past help chart a way through current challenges?
In this ISE at 50 roundtable webinar, chaired by David Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin), we are fortunate to be able to draw on the depth of wisdom and range of expertise embodied in our contributors: Katy Hayward (Queen's University Belfast), Alex Wimberly (Corrymeela Community), Alan Waite (RCITY Belfast), Barbara Walshe (Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation), and Geraldine Smyth (Trinity College Dublin).
This webinar, ‘The Irish Peace Process: A Civic Conversation on the Lessons for 2022’ is part of the webinar series to celebrate Irish School of Ecumenics – ISE at 50. ISE was founded in 1970 by Fr. Michael Hurley, with a vision of a place where people from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives could explore the meaning and possibilities of peace and reconciliation together. ISE continues to uphold Fr. Hurley’s vision as an academic institute in Trinity College Dublin.  


  • Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology, Queen's University Belfast
  • Alex Wimberly, Leader, Corrymeela Community
  • Alan Waite, Senior Manager, RCITY Youth Project, North/West Belfast
  • Barbara Walshe, Chair, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Geraldine Smyth, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin; formerly Head of Irish School of Ecumenics

Chaired by:
David Mitchell, Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin.