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Will Brexit Undermine Peace in Northern Ireland?

The Good Friday Accords may have reduced violence, but decades later sectarian tensions still run high.
Protestors throw bottles at police in Northern Ireland
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Twenty-three years after the Good Friday Accords, sectarian violence in Northern Ireland is once again making headlines. The European University Institute’s Brigid Laffan and POLITICO Europe’s Shawn Pogatchnik join Deep Dish to explain why the trade fallout from Brexit could destroy the fragile peace.

About the Experts
Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Brigid Laffan
Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence.
Brigid Laffan
Ireland Correspondent, POLITICO Europe
Shawn Pogatchnik
Shawn Pogatchnik is a correspondent for POLITICO based in Ireland. A Washington State native, he has reported on Irish affairs since 1990.
Shawn Pogatchnik
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson