10-Minute Talks: What does the Good Friday Agreement mean?

by Professor Christopher McCrudden FBA

24 Mar 2021

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

As the Good Friday Agreement moves closer and closer to centre stage in Anglo-Irish relations, and potentially to UK-EU relations post-Brexit, how it is interpreted will become even more contentious. In this talk, Christopher McCrudden engages with the differing (and conflicting) historical, legal, and political interpretations as well as considering more broadly, what exactly is the Agreement?

Speaker: Professor Christopher McCrudden FBA, Professor of Human and Equality Law, Queen’s University Belfast

This talk is part of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics 2021.

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

If you have any questions about this talk, please email events@thebritishacademy.ac.uk.

Image: British Prime Minister Tony Blair (right) US Senator George Mitchell (centre) and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern (left) shaking hands after they signed the historic Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. © Dan Chung / AFP via Getty Images.

In partnership with the Imagine! Belfast Festival 2021

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