18 episodes

In this podcast series, Prof Colin Harvey from QUB, speaks with academics and civic society to discuss the ongoing debate around the constitutional future of Northern Ireland and the issues that arise from it. `Constitutional Futures' looks at the economic, political and cultural factors that are helping to shape the debate.

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In this podcast series, Prof Colin Harvey from QUB, speaks with academics and civic society to discuss the ongoing debate around the constitutional future of Northern Ireland and the issues that arise from it. `Constitutional Futures' looks at the economic, political and cultural factors that are helping to shape the debate.

    Constitutional Futures. Episode 18

    Constitutional Futures. Episode 18

    Episode 18: Legacies of Conflict and Constitutional Change
    In this episode, Colin Harvey discusses the legacies of conflict and the implications for constitutional change on the island of Ireland with Dr Anna Bryson, QUB School of Law and Andrée Murphy, Deputy Director, Relatives for Justice

    • 42 min
    Constitutional Futures. Episode 17

    Constitutional Futures. Episode 17

    Episode 17: Climate Justice and Constitutional Change
    In this episode, Colin Harvey is joined by QUB colleagues John Barry, Amanda Slevin, Peter Doran and Seán Fearon to discuss climate justice and constitutional change.

    • 59 min
    Constitutional Futures - Episode 16

    Constitutional Futures - Episode 16

    In this episode, Prof Colin Harvey speaks with Ben Collins. Ben Collins has worked in communications and public affairs across the UK and Ireland for more than twenty years. He comes from a unionist background in Belfast and has previously been involved with both Conservative and Liberal political parties. His book Irish Unity: Time to Prepare published in October 2022 by Luath Press, sets out his thinking on why we should prepare now in advance of a border poll on a united Ireland.

    • 21 min
    Constitutional Futures - Episode 15

    Constitutional Futures - Episode 15

    In this episode, Prof Colin Harvey speaks with Oran Doyle.
    Oran Doyle is Professor in Law at Trinity College Dublin. He also holds a dual appointment as a research professor at the Academia Sinica in Taipei. Prof Doyle is an expert in comparative constitutional law, with a particular focus on the issues of constitutional amendment, territory and Irish unification. He is the author of 'The Irish Constitution: A Contextual Analysis' and (with Tom Hickey) 'Constitutional Law: Text, Cases and Materials'. Prof Doyle is a regular contributor to public debates on issues of constitutional law in Ireland.

    • 49 min
    Constitutional Futures - Episode 14

    Constitutional Futures - Episode 14

    In this episode, Prof. Colin Harvey speaks with Sipho Sibanda. Sipho Sibanda is a leading human rights and equality activist in N. Ireland. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Black and Minority Ethnic Women's Network - which works to enhance knowledge and awareness of gender and racial equality issues for BME women in N. Ireland. She has worked with Participation and the Practice of Rights and is also a Fellow with the Social Change Initiative.

    • 37 min
    Constitutional Futures: Episode 13

    Constitutional Futures: Episode 13

    Dr Anne Devlin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Her research interests include labour economics and the economics of disability as well as a particular interest in economic inactivity in Ireland, North and South. In April 2022 she was a co-author of the research report: ‘A North-South Comparison of Education and Training Systems: Lessons for Policy’, produced as part of a joint research programme between the ESRI and the Shared Island Unit of the Department of the Taoiseach on ‘The Economic and Social Opportunities from Increased Cooperation on the Shared Island’.

    • 31 min

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