Professor Kieran McEvoy Delivers Paper on Peacemaking at Sorbonne

Professor McEvoy travelled to Paris yesterday to address academics and peacemakers at the Paris-Sorbonne University on the topic of: ‘Prisoners, their Lawyers and Political Imagination in Peacemaking’.


His paper was the first in a series that seeks to compare the Northern Ireland experience with the transition initiated in the Basque Country following ETA’s ceasefire announcement in 2011. Central to the debate in the Basque Country is the status and role of prisoners in peacemaking – an area on which Professor McEvoy has internationally recognised expertise.

The seminar series has been organised jointly by Joana Etchart (University Paris-Sorbonne) and Bake Bidea (Voluntary Organisation for Peace) together with researchers from the Institute of Irish Studies (Liverpool University).