EVENT - Annual Social Policy Public Lecture "Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU" with Prof. Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp), discussant: Dr Karen Anderson, Chaired by Dr John McKeon, Secretary General of the Department of Employment affairs and Social Protection, 4pm, Lecture Room, Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin.
EVENT - Masters in Public Policy seminar: "Unlimited Growth? A Comparative Analysis of Policy Accumulation" by Prof. Cristoph Knill (LMU, Germany) on Thursday 2nd May, 4-5 pmin the Geary Insitute for Public Policy Seminar Room
EVENT - Prof Ursula Barry will be chairing the UCD Sustainable Development Goals Seminar on the subject of Gender Equality, Thursday 28th March, 1-2 pm, Moot Lecture Hall, UCD Sutherland School of Law. Seminar speakers: Dr Monica O'Connor (UCD), Prof Emeritus Pat O'Connor (University of Limerick) and Niamh Kingston (UCD)
EVENT - Public Lecture/Seminar by Dr Stefan Wiklund of the University of Stockholm on "Child Welfare in Sweden, Contemporary Trends", Tuesday 19th March, 1-2 pm, A201, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington Building
EVENT - Dr Stephan Koppe will be a discussant in the Sustainable Development Goals UCD Seminar Series, Seminar 4 on the topic of "Quality Education", Tuesday 12th March, 1-2 pm, William Fry Lecture Theatre, Sutherland School of Law
EVENT- Public Lecture by Dr Sophie Garnier (University of Nantes): Labor law and prevention. A new paradigm to workplace risks in France. Wed 12th December, 1-2 pm, A201, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington Building
EVENT - UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities visiting seminar by Dr Alexander Kondakov, Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki on "Sexual Counter-Revolutions, the Case of Russia", 26th November, 6 pm in the Humanities Institute
EVENT - Public Lecture by Dr Pavlos Roufos, Researcher in German Economic Policy at the University of Kassell, Germany on "Changing Austerity in Post-Crisis Greece", 8th November, 6.30-7.30 pm, Geary Seminar Room, Geary Institute
EVENT - Public Lecture by Professor Fred Powell, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at UCC on: "The Political Economy of the Irish Welfare State", 4th October 4-5.30 pm, Carmichael Community Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin.
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EVENT - The Role of Fitness, Education and Mentoring in Treatment, Rehabilitation and Recovery: Short Film Launch and Discussion Panel on 8th December 1030am - 12.30pm, Axis Centre, Ballymun, involving the UCD Community Drugs Outreach programme
EVENT - 'The Aging Care Crisis in Japan: Is there a role for robotics-based solutions?' Public Seminar, Chiba University, Japan in association with University College Dubin. Dr Naonori Kodate will be giving the closing remarks. 17th November from 1-4 pm in Q115, Quinn School of Business
Professor Nira Yuval-Davis of the University of East London will be giving a Public Lecture as part of the joint UCD/TCD series on "Contextualizing Feminism: Gender, Belonging and Citizenship" on Friday 21st October at 11 am.
Dr Valerie O'Brien and Ms Angela Palmer presented a paper entitled 'From Foster Care to Adoption in Ireland : An Examination of the Critical Issues' at the Irish Foster Care Association Annual Conference 'Strengthening Relationships Strengthening Care' on 14th -16th Oct 2016
Dr Sarah Donnelly gave a presentation on 'Enabling Older People To Access Their Expressed Preference For Care and Support: A Social Work Perspective' at the 64th Irish Gerontological Society Conference in Killarney.
Professor Robert Chaskin will be giving a talk, with Dr Michelle Norris as discussant on Integrating the Inner City? Public Housing Reform and Neighborhood Revitalization in Chicago’s Plan for Transformation on Thursday 10th November at 4pm in UCD (exact venue TBA)
Congratulations to Dr Sarah Craig, the first student to graduate from the Doctorate in Governance, a professional doctoral programme offered jointly by the IPA and UCD. Dr Nanori Kodate (School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice) was Sarah's lead supervisor
EVENT - Workshop 'Austrian social housing finance: providing affordable housing and stabilising the housing market' funded by IRC and held in association with Cluid Housing by Drs Michelle Norris and Michael Byrne of the Social Policy team on 23rd September 2016
EVENT - Public Lecture "Africans are Not Black: The case for conceptual liberation" by Kwesi Tsri, followed by booklaunch of Dr Tsri's new book of the same title by Professor John Baker on Thursday 29th September. Public lecture between 6 and 7, booklaunch at 7.30 pm
EVENT - Launch by David Stanton TD of new report Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community - the experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or leave to remain in Ireland. The reports authors are Dr. Muireann Ní Raghallaigh (UCD), Maeve Foreman (TCD) and Maggie Feeley, with assistance from Siphathisiwe Moyo, Gabriel Wenyi Mendes and Clíodhna Bairéad. 20th July 2016 at the Royal Irish Academy. Launch is chaired by Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council.
Lecturers in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice to present papers to the Irish Social Policy Association Conference on the 1st July. Head of School, Dr Michelle Norris, to give keynote address
EVENT - Screening of powerful documentary Mothers Against the Odds as part of the UCD Festival, Saturday 18th June at 2pm. Introduction by Ursula Barry, Question and answer session afterwards with filmmaker Anne Daly.
EVENT - Launch of research report '"I'd Prefer to Stay at Home but I don't have a choice:" Meeting Older People's Preference for Care: Policy, but what about practice?' by Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner for Ireland
EVENT - Public Lecture: ‘Interrogating Institutionalisation: the Irish case, 1939-1991’ by Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, Lecturer in History, National University of Ireland Galway, on the 12th May 2016 at 1 pm
Launch of Debt and Development Ireland report on "From Puerto Rico to the Dublin Docklands: Vulture Funds and debt in Ireland and the Global South." authored by Dr Michael Byrne, Tony Romano and David Hall on 4th May.
Professor Jim Campbell has recently co-edited (with Dr Anne-Marie Sawyer, Latrobe University and Dr Sonya Stanford, University of Tasmania) a special issue of Australian Social Work (69.2) ‘Mental Health Social Work: Perspectives on Risk, Regulation, and Therapeutic Interventions’
Dr Nao Kodate will be giving a talk in St. Anthony's College, Oxford on the 18th March as part of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies/Suntory Foundation "Re-examining Japan in Global Context" Joint Seminar
EVENT - Dr Claudia Bernard will be giving an evening Seminar in the Hanna Sheehy Skeffington Building on the 18th February entitled "Social Work with Black and Ethnic Minority Families: Messages from Research
Congratulations to MA Women, Gender and Society Student Rachel Moore for her Social Entrepreneurship Ireland Elevator Winners Award. Her award-winning project is entitled Express YOUR Gender - Supporting Gender diversity through professional services