PASSIA Training Program - on

Ireland And Palestine- Divided Countries United by History

Oct. 10, 2004 - Oct. 14, 2004
PASSIA Office, Ramallah

Speakers

Event Agenda

10 10 2004
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem -

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Welcoming Address / Introduction

Niall Holohan, Head of the Irish Representative Office to the PA, Ramallah -

Welcoming Address / Introduction
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Break

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Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Economy & Society (The Development of a Modern Society & Economy, Land Reforms, Industrialisation & Commercial Development)

Dr. John Logan , Department of History, University of Limerick -

Economy & Society (The Development of a Modern Society & Economy, Land Reforms, Industrialisation & Commercial Development)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Economy and Society, contd.

Dr. John Logan -

Economy and Society, contd.
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break

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Break
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Participants' Assignments

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Participants' Assignments
11 10 2004
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ethnic Conflict And The Two-State Solution: The Irish Experience Of Partition

Prof. John Coakley, Department of Politics, National University of Ireland, Dublin -

Ethnic Conflict And The Two-State Solution: The Irish Experience Of Partition
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

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Break
10:45 a.m. - noon

Ireland - North and South - the UN and Other Global Bodies

Prof. John Coakley, Department of Politics, National University of Ireland, Dublin -

Ireland - North and South - the UN and Other Global Bodies
noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Film: Michael Collins

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Film: Michael Collins
12 10 2004
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Politics and Society in Modern Ireland : Media, Civic Society and Violence

Prof. J.J. Lee , Professor of Irish Studies, New York University -

Politics and Society in Modern Ireland : Media, Civic Society and Violence
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

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Break
10:45 a.m. - noon

Ireland Today - Political and Civic Culture in Contemporary Ireland

Prof. J.J. Lee , Professor of Irish Studies, New York University -

Ireland Today - Political and Civic Culture in Contemporary Ireland
noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Ireland Today – contd.

Prof. J.J. Lee -

Ireland Today – contd.
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Break

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Break
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Conflict Resolution: Theories and Approaches

Dr. Samir Awad , Professor of International Relations, Birzeit University -

Conflict Resolution: Theories and Approaches
13 10 2004
9:15 a.m. - noon

Session I- Violence Conflict Resolution and Media & Civil Society

Mr. Alex Maskey, Sinn Fein member of Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly; member of Sinn Fein negotiating team; first Sinn Fein, Lord Mayor of Belfast -

Session I- Violence Conflict Resolution and Media & Civil Society
9:15 a.m. - noon

Session II - Partition experience, India, Ireland and Palestine

Prof. Tom Frazer, Provost, University of Ulster -

Session II - Partition experience, India, Ireland and Palestine
noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Session III- European Funding Support for N.I. and Border countries.

Mr. Jack O’Connor, Public Servant working on North-South cross-border E.U. development project -

Session III- European Funding Support for N.I. and Border countries.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Session III- Community Relations

Helen Lewis, Project Coordinator / NCORE, University of Ulster -

Session III- Community Relations
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Community Development and Peace Building

Mr. Liam Maskey, Director, Intercom, (community reconciliation and development project) -

Community Development and Peace Building
14 10 2004
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Peace Process 1990s to 2004

Niall Holohan, Head of the Irish Representative Office to the PA, Ramallah -

The Peace Process 1990s to 2004
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

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Break
10:45 a.m. - noon

Ireland and Palestine

Niall Holohan -

Ireland and Palestine
noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Similarities and differences of the conflicts/peace process in Northern Ireland and Palestine-Israel

Discussion -

Similarities and differences of the conflicts/peace process in Northern Ireland and Palestine-Israel
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Break

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Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Final Discussion and Wrap-up

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Final Discussion and Wrap-up