The Brendan Duddy papers will be launched at NUI Galway on Tuesday 22 November, in association with a symposium on ‘Negotiating Peace’ that brings together key figures from the media, academia and diplomacy to discuss negotiation in the Irish peace process.
Speaking at the symposium will be BBC investigative reporter Peter Taylor, one of the most experienced and respected journalists to have reported on Northern Ireland; Seán Ó hUiginn is a former senior Irish diplomat who was deeply involved in the Irish government contribution to the peace process; former senior British government official Michael Oatley, a central figure involved in attempts to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the Northern Ireland conflict; and Professor Paul Arthur, Honorary Associate at the International Conflict Research Centre (INCORE), former Professor of Politics and Director of the Graduate Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster. Further details are available on conference.ie. Registration is free but numbers are limited and you should register in advance on conference.ie.
A number of academic articles and essays drawing on the Duddy papers have just been published or will be published shortly, including:
Ó Dochartaigh, Niall (2011) ‘Together in the middle: Back-Channel Negotiation in the Irish Peace Process’. Journal of Peace Research 48 (6), 767-780.
Ó Dochartaigh, Niall (2011) ‘IRA Ceasefire 1975: a missed opportunity for peace?’. Field Day Review 7, 50-77. South Bend IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
Ó Dochartaigh, Niall (2011) ‘The role of an intermediary in back-channel negotiation: Evidence from the Brendan Duddy Papers’. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict (In press).
Ó Dochartaigh, Niall and Svensson, Isak (2011) ‘The Exit Option: Mediation and the Termination of Negotiations in the Northern Ireland Conflict’. International Journal of Conflict Management (In press).