Managing Change in a Diverse Society

(Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996)


Brought together political leaders from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain to consider methods to protect diverse communities and create social cohesion.

Great Britain

David Campbell Bannerman, Conservative Party
Claire Kavanagh, Liberal Democratic Party
Nigel Warner, Labour Party

Northern Ireland

David Adams, Ulster Democratic Party
Paul Arthur, University of Ulster
Hugh Carr, Social Democrat and Labor Party
Baroness Denton, Minister for Economic Development
Marietta Farrell, Social Democrat and Labor Party
Steven Farry, Alliance Party
Tommy Gallaher, Social Democrat and Labor Party
Richard Holmes, Ulster Unionist Party
William Hutchinson, Progressive Unionist Party
Margaret Logue, Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
Reverand Roy Magee, Farset Youth and Community Development
Elizabeth McCaffrey, Alliance Party
Elaine McClure, Ulster Unionist Party
Frank McCoubrey, Ulster Democratic Party
Dodie McGuinness, Sinn Fein
Sean McManus, Sinn Fein
Monica McWilliams, Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
Drew Nelson, Ulster Unionist Party
William Smith, Progressive Unionist Party

Republic of Ireland

Brian Fitzgerald, Labour Party
Frances Fitzgerald, Fine Gael
Mary Mannion, Progressive Democrats
Catherine Murphy, Democratic Left
Rory O’Hanlon, Fianna Fail

United States


James Cooney, Kennedy School of Government
Lloyd Cutler, Former White House Counsel
Jack Donahue
Henry Louis Gates, Harvard University Dept of African American Studies
Philip Heyman, Harvard Law School
Senator Edward Kennedy

Randall Kennedy
Dutch Leonard, Kennedy School of Government
Marty Linsky, Kennedy School of Government
Dean Joseph Nye, Kennedy School
Mark Roberts, Harvard School of Public Health
Kathy Whitmore, Former Mayor of Houston