Professor Feargal Cochrane, Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre at the University of Kent, has had his most recent book, ‘Northern Ireland: the Reluctant Peace’, nominated for a prestigious prize.
The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize is awarded biennially to work published, performed or broadcast, that promotes peace and reconciliation in Ireland; greater understanding between the peoples of Britain and Ireland; or closer co-operation between partners in the European community.
The prize, worth £5,000, was set up in memory of Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to Ireland, who was assassinated by the Provisional IRA on 21 July 1976. The judging panel is chaired by Professor Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford. The winner will be announced at a reception at the Irish Embassy, London, on 19 March 2015.