Guest Speakers

We regularly host events looking at topical issues and research opportunities. Our aim is to build a platform to facilitate interdisciplinary relationships and spark conversations, featuring both UCD academics, national experts, as well as authors, researchers and public speakers from around the world.

Expanding Ireland's Marine Protected Area Network

A conversation with UCD Earth Institute Director, Professor Tasman Crowe regarding the expansion of Ireland's marine protected area network.

8 June 2021

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Taking a fresh look at Interreg

Information session featuring Interreg National Contact Point, Brendan Mooney, followed by a panel discussion with current awardees from UCD who speak about their experiences of Interreg. 

20 May 2021

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UN Academic Impact & How Universities Can Address Global Challenges

A conversation with UN Academic Impact chief, Mr Ramu Damodaran, followed by a panel discussion on the role of universities to address urgent global challenges through teaching and research.

11 May 2021

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How can Higher Education 'build forward better'?

Session 1 of the Higher Education Building Forward Better sustainability webinar series

23 February 2021

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Environment and Sustainability in the Media

Panel discussion on some of the challenges in telling environmental stories and the typical narratives we hear, but also practical tips for researchers on how to frame research for media and how journalists use research within environmental and sustainability stories.

19 November 2020

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Fulbright Information Session

Information session held online about the Fulbright awards scheme which funds visits by Irish scholars to the United States for up to one year.

26 September 2020.


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Dr Bradley Garrett

Book launch of Dr Bradley Garrett's book Bunker: Building for the End Times with Dr Kezia Barker, Dr Ian Klinke and Chair Prof Jacky Croke.

13 August 2020.


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Prof. Danny Dorling

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration - and Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives.


14 May 2020  

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Prof. Stephen Heard

Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider: How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels


24 April 2020  

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