Online launch for ‘Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace’ (11 May)

Olivia Miller
Robert Young : Stormont by Robert Young
Stormont, Northern Ireland

The University’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) is holding a virtual launch for the newly updated ‘Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace’ (Yale Books) by Feargal Cochrane, Emeritus Professor of International Conflict Analysis at the School of Politics and International Relations (POLIR).

The open-to-all book launch will take place on Tuesday 11 May from 14.00-15.30 and will explore the consequences for Northern Ireland after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

Professor Cochrane will be introduced by Neophytos Loizides, Professor of International Conflict Analysis at POLIR and Director of CARC. Professor Loizides will oversee a discussion of the book before facilitating a Q&A between attendees and Professor Cochrane.

Originally published in 2013 as ‘The Reluctant Peace’, the re-titled ‘Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace’ contains the complete history of Northern Ireland from the Irish Civil War to Brexit and has now been updated to coincide with the region’s centenary. Professor Cochrane argues that Brexit represents the biggest threat to the continued existence of Northern Ireland since Ireland was partitioned in 1921. New chapters consider the region’s troubled history from the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth century to the present.

The virtual book launch will take place on Zoom on 11 May at 14.00.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 845 5515 9368

Passcode: 507407

Professor Feargal Cochrane is the author of several books including ‘Breaking Peace’ (Manchester University Press, 2020) and ‘Migration and Security in the Global Age’ (Routledge, 2015), in addition to this updated version of a book previously published as ‘The Reluctant Peace’ (Yale Scholarship Online, 2013).

Professor Feargal Cochrane