A timely visit to TWU by Northern Ireland Assembly’s Deputy Speaker

Event — A visit to TWU by Donovan McClelland MLA, and Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly is certainly fitting as northern Ireland faces political crisis and the fear of coalition government collapse, or suspension by the British Government to avoid collapse.

McClelland, a leading member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party for over 25 years, will be speaking on Power Sharing and the Parliamentary Process in Northern Ireland. As a significant player in the various political peace negotiations and a faculty member for the School of Economics and Politics at the University of Ulster for 25 years, McClelland’s insight and expertise will both enlighten and challenge those who come to hear him speak.

McClelland’s visit is part of an annual lecture series sponsored by TWU’s Irish Studies Program. Meetings such as this one, are designed to bring significant figures to the TWU to discuss the dynamics of the conflict, the peace and reconciliation movement, and the political process in Northern Ireland. Previous series speakers include: Sir Andrew Burns, British High Commissioner to Canada; Paul Dempsey, Irish Ambassador to Canada; General John de Chastelaine, Chair of the Independent International Decommissioning Commission and Special Advisor on Northern Ireland Affairs to the Irish Prime Minister The Irish Studies Program will be featuring at least three more speakers in the coming school year.

Event: Donovan McClelland MLA, the Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly to speak at TWU

Date: Thursday October 17, 2002

Time: 7:30 p.m. (Public reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Hall)

Place: Northwest Auditorium of Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley

Admission: No Charge

For more information: visit www.twu.ca/isp or contact Craig Seaton at (604) 888-7511, ext. 3113

Last Updated: 2007-09-26