Ian Paisley Jr. to Discuss Irish Peace Accord Thursday in Burns Library

(2-24-99) -- Ian Paisley Jr., a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, will discuss the impact of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement at a special appearance on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. in Burns Library.

Political Science Department Chairman Prof. Marc Landy will introduce Paisley, who is the North Antrim representative from the Democratic Unionist Party, the third largest party in the new Assembly. The topic of Paisley's talk will be "Has the Rule of Law In Northern Ireland Been Undermined By the Belfast Agreement?"

Paisley has been active in politics since he was in college, and has served as parliamentary assistant and chief of staff for his well-known father, Rev. Ian Paisley. He also has authored books and articles, presented seminars and organized events concerning the Protestant community.

Students are particularly welcome to attend the event -- which is sponsored by the Irish Institute -- and discuss Democratic Unionist Party policies and aims, as well as other aspects of the Northern Ireland situation, with Paisley.

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