Mitchel McLaughlin to be appointed professor in Peace Studies at Queen's University
Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has congratulated leading republican Mitchel McLaughlin on the news that he is to be appointed as an honorary professor in Peace Studies at Queen's University.
The former Sinn Féin National Chairperson will be receiving a professorship attached to the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
Elisha McCallion said:
“Over the last 50 years, Mitchel McLaughlin has made a massive contribution to the struggle for unity, peace and justice for all.
“As a Sinn Féin leader and negotiator, Mitchel played an an integral role in the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, he demonstrated how the real power of leadership is pivotal in building a better future for all our people.
“He remains a dedicated, selfless and determined republican and his guiding principles of respect and parity of esteem are always applied equally to political opponents. Therefore, it is no surprise that he has been selected for this professorship in Peace Studies.
“In his term as Assembly speaker, he was regarded by all as a man of integrity by people from all backgrounds and political persuasion. Mitchel was recognised as one of the most fair, reasonable and respectful in the history of the Assembly.
“I would like to congratulate Mitchel on his recognition by Queen’s University and wish him and his family all the best in the future.”