Nationalism and Federalism, address to the Merriam Symposium: ‘Can the World Cope? The Challenge of Ethnopolitical Conflict’, University of Pennsylvania, November 29 2000.
The Belfast Agreement: Is the Darkest Hour Just Before the Dawn? Beatty Memorial Lecture, McGill University, Montreal, November 2nd 2000.
Nationalism and Federalism: A Theory of the Necessity of a Staatsvolk, McGill University, Montreal, November 1st 2000.
Why failing fully to implement the Patten Report matters, testimony to the US House of Representatives and the OSCE, Washington DC, September 22 2000.
An Iron Law of Nationalism and Federalism, Nordic House, Torshavn, Faeroe Islands, August 23rd 2000.
The State of the Agreement, Federation of Irish Societies, Birmingham, June 24th 2000.
The Patten Report and its Implementation? Catalan Police Academy, Barcelona, June 13th - 16th, 2000.
The Patten Report needs to be Saved from the current Police Bill, Address to the Friends of Ireland, Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons, Westminster, June 5th 2000.
An Iron Law of Nationalism and Federation? A (neo-Diceyian) Theory of the Necessity of a Federal Staatsvolk, and of consociational Rescue, the 5th Ernest Gellner Memorial Lecture, Public Lecture, LSE, May 24th 2000. http://www.fathom.com/index.jthml (see also ‘Nations and Federations’).
The British-Irish Agreement, address to the 10th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, LSE, March 24th 2000.
Response to Lord Hurd, address to the Constitution Unit’s Conference on The Future of the House of Lords. Church House, Westminster, March 8 2000, published in Conference Papers: The Future of the House of Lords (London: The Constitution Unit and Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords), April, pp. 31-4.
The Nature of the British Irish Agreement and the Role of Some 3rd Parties, address to the Conference on International Dispute Resolution: Lessons from Northern Ireland, Ministry of Justice: National Center for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Jerusalem, February 29-March 2, 2000.
‘The British-Irish Agreement of 1998: Results and Prospects’ Constitutional Design 2000, University of Notre Dame, December 9, 1999.
The Future Policing of Northern Ireland, University of Limerick, October 2, 1999.
Northern Ireland Conference, Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends, Queen’s University Belfast, June 22, 1999.
Human Rights Conference, Northern Ireland Office, Stormont, Belfast, June 16, 1999.
Northern Ireland Peace Agreement Lecture, Dartmouth College, USA, June 1, 1999.
British-Irish Agreement Manchester University, May 19, 1999.
British-Irish Agreement Nuffield College, Oxford University, May 18, 1999.
Human Rights and the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement: Problems and Prospects, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, May 8, 1999.
The Political Economics of Secession Conference, Eurasia Project funded by the Ford Foundation, Barcelona, Spain, January 14-15, 1999.
The Double Protection of Rights – The Novelty of the British-Irish Agreement 1998, Sampol Comparative Politics Conference on Human Rights in Modern Democracies, University of Bergen, October 21, 1998.
The Nature of the Agreement, 9th John Whyte Memorial lecture, Queen’s University Belfast, November 26 1998.
Consociation Plus: the Nature of the 1998 Agreement, public lecture delivered at LSE, May 7, Queen’s University Belfast, May 14, University of Edinburgh, June 17 1998, Dartmouth College, USA, July 30 1998, Department of Comparative Politics, Bergen Norway, October 22 1998.
Theories of Nationalism and Its Regulation, Conference on the Causes of Ethnopolitical Warfare, Joint Meeting of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, INCORE, Derry, June 30 1998.
Nationalism and Its Regulation, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, Conference on Understanding Nationalism, 4-6 December 1997.
Elements of a General Theory of Right-Sizing the State, paper to the SSRC (USA) sponsored conference on ‘Rightsizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders’, New York, May 16-18 1997.
The Treatment of National and Ethnic Minorities in the UK, Address to a (formally banned) Conference organized by the Kurdish Institute (Paris), in Ankara, Turkey, sponsored by the Danielle Mitterrand Foundation and the Olaf Palme Foundation, May 1997 - conference of European MEPs, academics and human rights specialists on finding a peaceful and democratic resolution for the Kurdish Question.
Electoral Systems and Political Institutions, European Union sponsored Conference on Somalia, Kenya, June 19-22 1996, Naivasha, Kenya.
The Irish Peace Process, Nuffield College Oxford, January 1997, Cambridge Irish Studies Group, Queen’s College, University of Cambridge, March 5 1996 and University of Salford, February 21 1996.
Parities and Disparities of Esteem in Ireland: The Treatment of National and Religious Minorities, North and South, Past, Present and Future, British Academy conference on Ireland: North and South, Nuffield College, Oxford, December 1996.
Meeting Somalis: Consulting on a Country’s Constitutional Future, Address to UWO Political Economy Seminar Group, London, Canada, January 1996.
Ernest Gellner’s Theory of Nationalism, University of Notre Dame, USA, December 1995, Queen’s University, Belfast, May 1996.
Explaining Political Violence and Its Current Termination in Northern Ireland, Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut, USA, October 1995; Duke University, USA, November 1995.
State Repression and Ethnic Insecurity, Keynote Address to the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, UK, March 1995.
Explaining Political Violence and Its Current Termination in Northern Ireland, University of Cornell, USA, March 1995.
The Framework Documents, University of North London, London, England, UK, March 1995.
Resolving Northern Ireland? Grinnell College, USA, University of Cornell, University of Notre Dame, USA, March 1995.
Three Prophecies and Three Predictions, Public Address to the Irish Association, Dublin, Ireland, October 1994.
Determining Our Selves: On the Norm of National Self-Determination, International Political Science Association, Berlin, Germany, August 1994.