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Burns Visiting Scholars


Paul Bew (Academic Year 1999-2000)

A graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he is an honorary Fellow, Paul Bew is currently Professor of Politics at Queen’s University, Belfast. In recognition of his contributions to the Good Friday Agreement, Bew was appointed to the House of Lords in February 2007, assuming the title of Baron Bew of Donegore in the County Antrim. A member of the Irish Royal Academy, Bew is also a former historical advisor to the Bloody Sunday Tribunals. 

An April 1999 Boston College Chronicle on Paul Bew and his appointment as Burns Visiting Scholar is available online.

Selected publications:

Ireland: The Politics of Enmity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Making and Remaking of the Good Friday Agreement. Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2007.

Co-author, with Henry Patterson and Paul Teague.  Between War and Peace: The Political Future of Northern Ireland. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1997.

With Peter Gibbon and Henry Patterson. Northern Ireland 1921-97: Political Forces and Social Classes. Serif Press, 1996.

Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912-1916. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.