Online event: Northern Ireland election in a constitutional key

Expert panel to discuss power-sharing in Northern Ireland, following the elections


Following the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 2022, an online event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss power-sharing and the constitutional future of Northern Ireland in the UK.

Three Northern Ireland experts will be discussing major developments of the election, including Sinn Féin winning the most seats, the 'Alliance surge', and the election’s implications for the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The event will take place online on Thursday 12 May, 3pm BST.

The panel includes:

  • Allison McCulloch is Associate Professor at Brandon University in Canada, and her research considers the politics of ethnically divided societies, peace processes and democratization in post-conflict states.
  • Brendan O’Leary is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his scholarly work, O’Leary has been a political and constitutional advisor to the UN, the EU, the Governments of the UK and Ireland, and to the British Labour Party (before and during the Irish peace process).
  • Clare Rice is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Liverpool. Rice is a researcher on the project Beyond Unionism and Nationalism based in Northern Ireland and her research interests include power-sharing, NI/UK politics, identity and Brexit.

The event is open to all and there will be time after the discussion for a number of questions from the audience.

Event details

Expert panel | Northern Ireland election in a constitutional key

Thursday 12 May 2022, 3pm BST, online via Zoom

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