A symposium on Negotiating Peace taking place in the National University of Ireland Galway next Tuesday afternoon may be of interest to some on Slugger. The speakers include Michael Oatley, a key British official involved in back-channel communication with the Republican leadership over many years, Seán Ó hUiginn, former senior Irish diplomat who was deeply involved in the peace process as head of the Anglo-Irish division of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Professor Paul Arthur, Honorary Associate at the International Conflict Research Centre (INCORE) and former Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster and myself, Niall Ó Dochartaigh. The symposium is organised in association with the launch of the private papers of intermediary Brendan Duddy in the archives of the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway. Further information is available on http://conference.ie under ‘Duddy Archive Symposium’. Pre-registration is essential as space is limited.