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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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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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“Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics had such a dramatic impact on me that I tried to dump law and read politics”

Human rights lawyer Conor Gearty cites Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics taught in a UCD Politics course taught by Fr. Fergal O’Connor as the most inspiring books he read in university: “Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics had such a dramatic … Continue reading

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“The Age of Sustainable Development” delivered online by Jeffrey Sachs- Supported by roundtable workshops in UCD

Organised by: UCD Volunteers Overseas and the Dublin Sustainable Development Solutions Lab Description: An informal discussion forum for UCD students, staff and visitors interested in international development. This will operate through interactive, roundtable workshops one evening per month in UCD’s … Continue reading

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