International Summer School at St Mary’s

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St Mary’s University College

27th Jul 2023

The St Mary’s University College Summer School in Belfast will welcome a group of students and academics from four USA universities for a unique insight into local politics, culture, and post-Brexit relationships 25 years on from the Belfast Agreement. The theme of the International Summer school is ‘Building Peace through Dialogue’ and is being delivered in association with Féile an Phobail between 7th and 12th August.

The Summer School marks 25 years since the GFA and 35 years of Féile an Phobail. 

Professor Peter Finn, Principal of St Mary’s said, “To mark the GFA anniversary, we have the opportunity to share with an international audience the journey that we have experienced, the challenges we now face and the opportunities that are ahead of us.”

The Summer School programme combines academic insights with engaging social activities.

Professor Finn added, “Our successful partnership with Féile an Phobail in hosting debates and discussions at the College means the visiting students from the USA will hear at first-hand experiences from a variety of political perspectives.”

The International Summer School has attracted participants from the following institutions;.

  • Alvernia University, PA
  • Cabrini University, PA
  • James Madison University, VA
  • Bellarmine University, KY