The Good Friday Agreement at 20

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 18:00


Twenty years since the approval of the Good Friday Agreement, this event will look at how power-sharing in Belfast worked until its recent collapse, the impact of Brexit on the Irish border and options for the future of Northern Ireland.

Our expert panel will include three participants in the negotiations that led to the peace agreement:

  • Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, former adviser to Lord Trimble, First Minister of Northern Ireland
  • Mark Durkan, former SDLP leader and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland
  • Tim O’Connor, Irish Government Negotiating Team Member, Good Friday Agreement and former Chief of Staff to the President of Ireland.

The event will be chaired by Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government.

To book a place at this event, please email your name, job title and organisation to

(Please note that due to other commitments, Jonathan Powell is now unable to speak at this event.)