Conferences and Seminars
We organise and host regular seminars and international conferences in Dublin and contribute to sessions around the globe. Each term we aim to host a policy and practice-oriented public lecture in the city centre of Dublin to further deepen our links to policymakers, stakeholders and the wider society.
Check our events page for upcoming seminars and conferences.
You can watch videos of the proceedings of some past conferences and seminars below:
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The IrJaSS is a one-year project, led by Dr Nao Kodate and funded by the Japan Foundation. It was initiated by UCD and the University of Tokyo (UT). The first Symposium took place at UT in June this year, and this Dublin Symposium was the second of these events. This secondSymposium was focused on policy issues surrounding taxation, medical innovation and regulation of quality and safety in health care in Ireland, Japan and Europe. The event attracted many participants including Irish academics, practitioners and postgraduate students from the UCD Public Policy Programme.
Welcome and Introduction to the second symposium
Professor Andrew Deeks, President of UCD
PANEL SESSION 1 Financial Crises, fiscal foundations of welfare states: Ireland, Europe and Japan (part I)
Professor Junko Kato (Graduate School of Law and Politics, UT)
Dr Niamh Hardiman (School of Politics and International Relations, UCD)
PANEL SESSION 1 Financial Crises, fiscal foundations of welfare states: Ireland, Europe and Japan (part II)
Professor Nobuhiro Hiwatari (Institute of Social Science, UT)
Dr Sebastian Dellepiane (Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK)
Dr Michelle D’Arcy (Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin)
PANEL SESSION 2 Medical innovation, regulation and social impacts in Ireland and Japan (part I)
Professor Jane Grimson (Health Information and Quality Agency, Ireland/Chair of Health Informatics, TCD)
Professor Shin Ushiro (Director, Japan Council for Quality Health Care/Director of the division of Patient Safety, Kyushu University Hospital)
PANEL SESSION 2 Medical innovation, regulation and social impacts in Ireland and Japan (part II)
Dr Chiaki Sato (Graduate School of Public Policy, UT)
Professor Charles Normand (Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy & Management, TCD)
Welcome address by Dr Mark Rodgers, UCD registrar, to ICSA Japan Seminar on "The Aging Care Crisis in Japan, is there a role for robotics based solutions?"
Introductory remarks to the seminar by H.E. Mrs Mari Miyoshi:
Introduction by Dr Naonori Kodate, Lecturer in Social Policy, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice:
Presentations to the seminar put together by the team from Chiba University, Japan (Profs. Yu and Suwa; Associate Profs. Mayuko Tsujimura, Mina Ishimaru and Hiroo Ide) and Dr Naonori Kodate from UCD:
Prof. Wenwei Yu from the Centre for Frontier Medical Eningeering, Chiba University, Japan) Presents to the seminar
Professor Sayuri Suwa from the Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University, presents to the conference:
Professor Wenwei Yu gives the final presentation:
This half-day conference provided an opportunity to explore this proposal and investigate the context, attitudes, options and challenges around the adoption of a Basic Income in Ireland. The conference also marked the tenth anniversary of the 12th BIEN International Congress on Basic Income which was held at UCD during 2008.
The conference presentation papers can be read below: