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Reconciliation as bridge-building is vital for continued peace in Ireland
Grandson of leading figure of apartheid regime discusses reconciliation as betrayal
Insights from combatants/survivors in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel-Palestine
22/10/20: Peacebuilder and ANC member Dr. Wilhlem Verwoerd explored the dynamics of betrayal when former enemies reach out across political divides at our second Una O’Higgins O’Malley Memorial Lecture in Dublin yesterday. Dr. Verwoerd drew on his personal journey of reconciliation from his family’s Afrikaner and apartheid heritage, to joining the ANC and through to his ground-breaking work on the troubling dynamics of betrayal typically evoked when former enemies dare to reach across deep, bloody political divides. Dr. Verwoerd also shared key insights from an international research project which gathered practical wisdom from reconciliation practitioners and former combatants/survivors in South Africa, Israel-Palestine and from the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. 
Dr. Verwoerds keynote Speech is available to view here

Following the keynote address, Dr Verwoerd then joined our panel consisting of Mr Seán Feenan, Dr Cathy Bollaert, Ms Deborah Erwin and Ms Audrey Carville (moderator).

Recent Events

November 27, 2019
Ambassador Dialogue Briefing Series
10/9/19: Attended by 27 EU Ambassadors, the latest in Glencree's Ambassador Dialogue Series focused on the impact of Brexit on British-Irish relations and in particular a possible hard border across the island with submissions from Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Former First Minister Peter Robinson.
July 17, 2019
Glencree Annual Summer Event: Common Good Common Ground
22/6/19: Glencree's 2019 Annual Summer Event centered on the theme of ‘Common Good, Common Ground’ in which the issues and concerns of people from across the island of Ireland were examined.
May 21, 2019
Celebration of Peace during Royal Visit to Glencree
20/5/19: HRH Prince Charles returned to Glencree to unveil a commemorative poem engraving with His Excellency President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Leaders from cultural, educational, political and business sectors also marked this special event.

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April 2, 2020
Joint Academic Journal Update
7/5/20: Countdown to 5th June deadline for 25 papers from around the world for Academic Journal by Glencree in collaboration with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. Part of Glencrees Legacy of Violence, Peace IV project, the Journal will be launched at an Academic Seminar at NUI Galway on 26 November.
March 26, 2020
Covid-19/Coronavirus Advisory
7/5/20: Updates and arrangements following the advice of the Irish Government regarding the evolving Covid-19/Coronavirus situation.
March 18, 2020
ABC Radio Interview with Barbara Walshe
16/6/20: Glencree Chair, Barbara Walshe talks about Glencree’s work and the prospect of Irish unification in an interview with well-known Australian radio host Phillip Adams on ABC Late Night Live.
February 20, 2020
Reception for Permanent Representatives of UN Member States
20/2/20: Glencree team attend reception hosted by President Michael D. Higgins, Patron of Glencree, for the Permanent Representatives of UN Member States
February 20, 2020
Assistant Programme Manager, Community & Political Dialogue Programme
20/2/20: If you are committed to working through the challenges arising from our violent past, are highly organised and efficient with the personal skills to work on a project that touches on some of the most contentious issues that remain in building sustainable peace, we would like to hear from you.
February 7, 2020
Community & Political Dialogue Team Administrator (Full-time)
7/2/20: We are seeking a dynamic, energetic and positive person to join our administrative team. You will work within a team designed create and manage dialogue opportunities between political, government official and diplomatic actors from across the island of Ireland, Great Britain and the EU. 

November 27, 2019

Dr. Wilhelm Verwoerd makes address at Una O’Higgins O’Malley Lecture

Peacebuilder and ANC member Dr. Wilhlem Verwoerd explored the dynamics of betrayal when former enemies reach out across political divides at our second Una O’Higgins O’Malley Memorial Lecture in Dublin.
January 10, 2020

Glencree presents to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Team outlines the work of Glencree and our ambitions for the future.
May 19, 2020

Podcast 1 – Introduction to Glencree

Glencree was founded on the belief that peace can be achieved through the power of dialogue. Through our podcasts, we want to get a dialogue going around the complex subject of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. 
May 22, 2020

Podcast 2: Belonging & Identity in the Second Generation

Our second podcast talks about diversity, integration and what it is like to be a young Muslim in Ireland during Ramadan and Eid in this time of Covid19.