Dublin City University, Ulster University and University of Massachusetts (UMass) have come together in a joint initiative to renew and enhance the peace-building vision of the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen.
Announced today by President Clinton during a visit to Belfast, a new agreement will see the three universities unite to create a new, sustainable operational model for the Centre, in keeping with President Clinton’s commitment to peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland.
Built on the site of the 1987 Remembrance Day bombing which killed 12 people, the Centre opened in 2002 as a conference and exhibition space.
The new plan will deliver a programme of both academic and cultural activities and events in the Centre over the next three years, in the first instance, with a specific focus on the themes of peace and conflict resolution.
Academic activities will draw on the expertise of DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution & Reconstruction (IICRR), Ulster University’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) and the recognised expertise in international security, terrorism and peace building across various campuses of the UMass system.
“I’m incredibly honoured that the Centre will make a contribution in shaping what I believe is the most interesting time in human history,”
said President Clinton.
“Good citizenship in the 21st century requires us all to find ways to expand the definition of “us” and shrink the definition of “them.” So, I’m grateful that the Centre will continue to be a place that supports and empowers students from all over the world with the tools they need to create better tomorrows.”
The following activities are planned for the Centre: