ABOUT US

The Centre was established by Professor Adrian Guelke within the School of Politics and International Studies in January 1998 to promote research on societies that are or have been deeply divided in terms of their ethnic and national identities. The Centre's location, Northern Ireland, itself is a striking example of such a deeply divided society. The city of Belfast provides an especially appropriate setting for the study of the problems that a deep division in society gives rise to, even in the conditions of relative peace.

The Centre hosts public lectures, seminars, workshops and hosts conferences in its field, including colloquia of the International Political Science Association's research committee on politics and ethnicity. All our events and workshops, highlight critical moments in the life of Northern Ireland, UK, European Union and regularly address questions of ethnic stabilty and conflict in transforming national and international environments.

Upcoming Events

IPSA Colloquium 2020, Belguim

Conference / Symposium

Dates: 14/12/2020 - 17/01/2020
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Belguim

Past Events

IPSA Colloquium 2019, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia

Dates: 12/06/2019 - 15/06/2019
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Sarajevo

Political Representation in Divided Societies, Brussels School of International Studies

Dates: 15/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: University of Kent, in Brussels

Exclusion amid Inclusion?: How Power Sharing Engages Non-Dominant Communities

Dates: 9/11/2017 - 10/11/2017
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

IPSA Colloquium 2017, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Dates: 24/06/2017 - 27/06/2017
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: University of Cyprus

Rights in Diverse Societies: Gender, Migration and Ethnopolitics in the EU

Dates: 18/11/2016 - 19/11/2016
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

Power-Sharing Pacts and the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: Constructive Engagements

Date: 6/11/2015
Time: 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

Ethnic identities, state institutions and stateness in the Yugosphere

Date: 27/01/2015
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

Perspectives on Transitions: Inter-Communal Conflict and Paths to Democratisation

Date: 13/09/2013
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

State-Society relations in Central Eastern European EU member States

Date: 10/06/2013
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast

Meeting of the UK Baltic Studies Group

Date: 3/05/2013
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Queen's University Belfast