Conference AN INDEPENDENT IRISH FOREIGN POLICY A Future?

03/09/2010 - 19:00

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th September 2010

The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland

Admission €10 for conference or €5 per session.

To register send a mail to: conference@irishantiwar.org

Session 1:- Friday 3rd September 7.30pm

Registration: 7.00 - 7.30pm
Opening Address: Jimmy Kelly, Irish Regional Secretary, Unite the Union
IRELAND AND THE UNITED NATIONS

Speakers:

  • Senator Mark Deary, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson
  • Dr. Ed Horgan, International Secretary of PANA
  • Padraig Mannion, Research Officer of the Workers Party
  • Dick Roche TD, Minister for European Affairs

Chair: Noel Dorr, former Secretary-General of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, author of ‘Ireland at the United Nations’

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Session 2:- Saturday 4th September 10.00am - 1.15pm

Registration 9.30 - 10.00am

IRISH FOREIGN POLICY 10.00am - 1.15pm
Speakers:

  • Seán Barrett TD, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs
  • Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit
  • Joe Costello TD, Labour Party
  • Joe Higgins MEP, The Socialist Party
  • Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs

Chair: Michael Youlton, Co-Chair of the IAWM & Executive member of PANA

Attend On-Line: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/178725216

Workshops 11.45am - 1.15pm

THE IRAQ AND AFGHAN WARS
Facilitator: Marnie Hollborow, IAWM

BURMA
Facilitator Gary Kilgallen, Burma Action Group

THE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY
Facilitators: Seamas Ratigan, PANA, David Hutchinson Edgar, Irish CND

IRELAND, THE EU AND THE FOREIGN, SECURITY & DEFENCE POLICY
Facilitators: Patricia McKenna, The People’s Movement and Patrick Jackman, PANA

LATIN AMERICA
Facilitators: Simon McGuinness, the Cuba Support Group Ireland and Jose Antonio Guttierrez, LASC

 

Lunch: 1.15 - 2.00pm - Soup & Sandwiches for sale at the bar.


Session 3:-Saturday 4th September 2.00pm - 6:00pm

HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION - THE NEW IMPERIALISM? 2.00 - 3.30pm
Speakers:

  • Maurice McQuillan, Humanitarian Programme Manager of Trócaire
  • Prof. John Maguire, Afri
  • Paul O’Brien, Overseas Director of Concern

Chair: Gary Honer, The Labour Party

Attend On-Line: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/782329217

Workshops 3.45 - 5.00pm

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
Facilitator: Jim Loughran, Frontline Defenders

PALESTINE
Facilitators: David Landy, National Organiser of Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Dr. Azam Tamini, Palestine Rights Institute

CLUSTER BOMBS
Facilitator: Tony D’Costa, Chair of Pax Christi

EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION FLIGHTS, SHANNON AIRPORT & WAR
Facilitator: Noeleen Hartigan, Director of Amnesty International
John Lannon, Shannonwatch

ANGLO-IRISH RELATIONS
Facilitator: Roger Cole, Chair of PANA

Workshop Reports 5.00 - 5.45pm

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Roger Cole, Chair of PANA
  • Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett, Chair of the IAWM

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