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Ulster Talks Event

Over the last decades, the politics of Belfast have undergone a quiet, and under-researched revolution. Once the bastion of political Unionism, the city has now become an important meeting point for the cultures and traditions of Ireland contested by republicanism, Unionism and political liberalism.

Nicholas Whyte will take us on a tour of these developments, including an analysis of the implications of the most recent boundary changes drawing on his unsurpassed knowledge of the electoral politics of Northern Ireland.

Nicholas Whyte, Visiting Professor of Politics Bio

Belfast native and acknowledged expert on the history and evolution of electoral politics in Northern Ireland. Currently the senior director for global solutions in the Brussels office of public affairs consultancy APCO Worldwide, with more than two decades of experience in international affairs, advocacy and research. He advise's APCO’s clients on ally development and coalition building, advocacy, public affairs and strategic communication.

Previously Director of the Brussels office of Independent Diplomat he designed and implemented strategies to lobby European Union institutions, NATO and the Council of Europe. He advised Kosovo and South Sudan on their paths to independence, Croatia on its EU membership, and the opposition in Georgia on their international outreach strategy.

He directed the International Crisis Group’s Europe program, where he led field research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy activities in Europe. He worked on projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, and Moldova, while enhancing the group’s activities in the Balkans.

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Tuesday 23 April



Ulster University