Events

Jul
23

Crops for the Future

Running fortnightly during July and August, listen in to short talks on big environmental topics from some of UCDs leading researchers from the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Fiona Doohan is a Full Professor of Plant Pathology in UCD School of Biology & Environmental Sciences, whose own research focuses on a future of food security. Plant-pathogen and plant-mycotoxin interactions are central to  Fiona’s work, specifically the influence of environment and host genotype on the response of cereals to fungal diseases and mycotoxins. Working in collaboration with the EPA and Teagasc, Fiona’s research also explores new technologies in biological control of pests as well as transgenic plants and their application in sustainably securing the future of crop production.

 

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Meeting ID: 985 6507 9802

Next up:

06 Aug | The Erosion of Trust in Experts with Prof. Maria Baghramian (UCD School of Philosophy)

20 Aug | Framework for Achieving Environmental SDGs with Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh (UCD School of Politics & International Relations

Aug
06

The Erosion of Trust in Experts

Running fortnightly during July and August, listen in to short talks on big environmental topics from some of UCDs leading researchers from the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Professor Maria Baghramian's research covers a wide array of topics in epistemology and philosophy of language, contemporary American philosophy (Putnam, Davidson, Rorty and Quine), Relativism, Neo-Pragmatism and, most recently, topics in trust and expertise. Leading the Policy, Expertise, and Trust in Action (PEriTia) project, Maria's latest project will bring together 20 philosophers, social scientist, and people who work in public policy to study the effects of the erosion of trust in experts on contemporary politics. In a world of climate change deniers and ever-shifting political landscapes - why are people loosing trust in the experts?

 

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Meeting ID: 920 0285 7344

Next up:

20 Aug | Framework for Achieving Environmental SDGs with Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh (UCD School of Politics & International Relations

Aug
20

Framework for Achieving Environmental SDGs

Running fortnightly during July and August, listen in to short talks on big environmental topics from some of UCDs leading researchers from the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

A Professor of International Development Studies, Patrick Paul Walsh is also the Director of the UCD Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and special adviser to UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network agency. Paul's research area is sustainable development and economics, with recent work focussing on UN Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the SDGs. His lates project, “Framework for Achieving Environmental Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)“ was awarded EPA Project Funding, and will concentrate on providing a governance, reporting and data needs framework for transitioning Ireland towards achieving environmental targets for the SDGs.

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Meeting ID: 933 2354 9574

 

We hope you've enjoyed our summer programme of events - If you have any thoughts, comments or questions about any of the fascinating subjects covered by our UCD experts, please do get in contact!

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