The Yale Program on Peace and Development and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy presents Derek Moore is Coordinator of the North West Cultural Partnership and Julia Kee was High Sheriff of the City of Londonderry in 2019, a ceremonial role in which candidates are endorsed by the Queen:
“Peacebuilding in the Wake of Brexit.”
Zoom session. Register here.
From September 2013 until 2019 Derek was the coordinator of the Londonderry Bands Forum, a Peace Impact Programme funded by the International Fund for Ireland. A founder member of the highly successful William King Memorial Flute Band from Londonderry he has played in two All-Ireland Fleadhs, the Walled City Tattoo and the Pan Celtic Festival. Derek has spoken about the positives of the bands culture at Stormont, the Oireachtas in Dublin and at the Sinn Fein and Democratic Unionist Party conferences using the tag line “Culture, part of the problem or part of the solution”. He was a leading figure in the creation of the New Gate Fringe Festival in 2018.
Julia, from the Unionist community in Northern Ireland, has worked in Community Development and Good Relations since 2002. She is currently coordinating a European Peace Funded Programme (£3.4 million), which will work with 800 young people all over Northern Ireland and border counties, building resilience and developing cross community links.
This event is part of a series on Peacebuilding in the Wake of Brexit. This series focuses on the North of/Northern Ireland during a time of great political and economic shifts. Various perspectives from community leaders, mostly from border counties or towns, highlight how recent developments affect everyday people as well as political possibilities. Interwoven with these perspectives are discussions with institutional figures who speak to more macro-level effects of Brexit and other sources of uncertainty on peacebuilding in Ireland and the UK.