Monthly Archives: January 2014

“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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Thresholds of State Change: Changing British State Institutions and Practices in Northern Ireland after Direct Rule

SPIRe’s Professor Jennifer Todd details of process of institutional change in Northern Ireland in the 2000s in a recent article in Political Studies. Abstract A long process of state-institutional change underlay an eventual swift restructuring of Northern Ireland on a … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Foreign Policy Changes and International Norms. Examining Internal and External Determinants

Workshop at the University of Freiburg, Germany October, 23-24 2014 Organization: Prof. Dr. Diana Panke (University of Freiburg) & Dr. Samuel Brazys (University College Dublin) The study of foreign policy has a long-standing tradition within International Relations, due to its … 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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