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PADEMIA Summer School: 1st-3rd June 2016

Parliamentary Accountability 
Assessing the link between citizens and elites in national and supernational politics

Young scholars working on research questions relating to national and European parliaments are invited to present a research paper and get feedback from peers and leading academics in the field of parliamentary research. The summer school will be structured around morning presentations by leading scholars in the field of parliamentary politics, and will be followed with afternoon presentations from PhD participants. Our aim is to provide young scholars with networking opportunities with established experts in the field, and to get feedback on their research.

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TEDxFulbright: Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh 

SPIRe's Prof. Patrick Walsh discusses the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda as an agenda of the people, with the responsibility for implementation by the people, using their influence on Livelihoods, Civil Society, and Governance, to induce successful stakeholder partnership at local, national, regional and global levels.


SPIRe Part of the Research Group Awarded Funding Over H2020  

UCD SPIRe, under Professor Ben Tonra, is one of eight institutional partners in the GLOBUS project (Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice), which succeeded in a tough competition for funding within the EU's Horizon 2020, the world's largest research programme.  GLOBUS, which has been granted 2.5 million euros over four years was top of a list of 45 projects submitted for the call 'Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants'.

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UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) 

UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) is the oldest and the largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. SPIRe is a dynamic, multi-faceted and highly-international school offering exciting and professionally-valuable programmes of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our academic staff are engaged in cutting-edge research on a wide variety of political issues, including ethno-political conflict, human rights, and Ireland's role in the European Union, to name just a few. The School is also home to three research centres: the UN-linked Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions, the Dublin European Institute, and the Institute for British-Irish Studies.

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Here you will find monthly interviews with School staff and visiting scholars to provide an insight into the workings of the oldest and largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.