Author Archives: Susanna Caprara

SPIRe Seminars Spring 2016

SPIRe is delighted to announce its Spring series of Seminars, featuring a wide variety of speakers and topics.  Kicking off the series on Thursday 28th January will be Prof. Don Abelson from the University of Western Ontario, who will be presenting on … Continue reading

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Inaugural SPIRe Seminar: Dr. Caroline McEvoy (UCD)

For this week’s SPIRe seminar will have Dr. Caroline McEvoy (UCD) introducing her new project entitled: Representative, Deliberative or Stealth Democrats: Exploring the Congruence Gap  between Citizens’ Conceptions of Democracy and the Democratic Experience in Europe.  The seminar takes place in Room G316 Arts (Newman Building) from 12-2pm today, Thursday 10/09/2015. The abstract for the … Continue reading

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SPIRe Irish Times articles

No better time than Summer Term to look back and reflect on the events of the past year.  Below is a selection of articles with a middle-eastern focus written by SPIRe’s Dr. Vincent Durac, and published in the Irish Times  between December 2014 and … Continue reading

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Video: Prof. Ben Tonra on EU Foreign Policy

UCD SPIRe’s Head of School Prof. Ben Tonra delivers the first guest lecture on EU Foreign Policy as part of the Erasmus Antero project at Maastricht University. The ANTERO Jean Monnet Network is designed to strengthen the interaction between EU foreign … Continue reading

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Coming soon: SPIRe one-day workshop on Leadership and Democracy

SPIRe one-day workshop on Leadership and Democracy Monday 8th June 2015, 10:00-17:30 Speakers: Richard Bellamy  (UCL/EUI), Cara Nine (UCC), John WIlliam Devine (KCL) and David Archard (QUB)  What are the ethical challenges of leadership in a modern democracy? Is political leadership inherently … Continue reading

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Washington Ireland Program: all politics students need apply!

Guest post by Ciara McConnell The Washington Ireland Program was a name that I had heard mentioned before in passing and that I had stumbled upon during a brief Google search of ‘politics internships’, yet it was not until June … Continue reading

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