Summing up 15 years of peace: Launch of the second Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report by Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation 10 April 2013
The anniversaries of important events are typically moments when people look back and sum up the situation: what has changed since then and what has not, what should change, what to do to see that change happens.
Interfaces Diaries: Give peace a chance through a camera By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation 21 March 2013
Although it may seem obvious, it is often the lack of dialogue that contributes to the rise of new conflicts or the resolution of those already existing — and this is a truth which can be widely found in Northern Ireland.
Islamophobia and historic anti-Catholicism: Lecture by Dr John Wolffe (Open University) By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation 1 March 2013
Dr John Wolffe provided an interesting lecture on March 1st at the Open University, where he compared the historic experience of Catholics as a minority facing considerable antagonism with the present-day position of Muslims in Europe and the West.
“Mixed Marriage”: Sectarianism and missed opportunities By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation 22 February 2013
To mark the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Belfast, the Lyric Theatre is producing a season of plays, “Tales of the City”, which intends to capture the spirit of the city — the good, the bad and the ugly.
“You feel citizenship when you can use public space”: Dr Dominic Bryan By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation 18 February 2013
A weekly seminar programme is a key feature of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University in Belfast, which started within the very first year of the Institute’s existence in 1965. It is open to the public and gives an opportunity for academics and specialists to communicate to a wider audience the results of their research in the field of Irish Studies.