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Twenty Years after the Belfast Agreement 1998: A Young Person’s Guide to the Future

25th April 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The Royal Irish Academy is organising a conversation about the main issues facing young people in Ireland twenty years after the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. A panel made up of young people from both sides of the border, along with a variety of other speakers, will discuss the challenges facing those born around the year 1998, as Ireland seeks to move on into a post peace process future.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Dirk Schubotz, School of Social Science, Education, and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. Director Annual Young Life and Times (YLT) Survey.
  • Siobhán Fenton, writer and freelance journalist. She writes investigations and features on social justice issues, with a particular focus on gender and politics.
  • Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY).
  • Bronagh Hinds, Senior Associate and co-founder of DemocraShe, an organisation for the advancement of women’s leadership in politics, civic society and peace-building.
  • Professor John Morison, MRIA, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Chair of the RIA Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee.

Full programme here

The RIA acknowledges and thanks Donegal Youth Service, which is funded by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, the International Fund for Ireland through the Reactiv-8 Program, and the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast for their support and cooperation in organising this event.

To register, please click here. 


25th April 2018
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Moot Court Room
School of Law, Tower Building
Belfast, Antrim BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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