SPIRe Seminar Series Programme

This is the schedule for semester 1, 2017-2018. 

All Seminars take place in Room G316, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building

Download SPIRe Seminar Series semester 1 schedule as pdf. 

Speaker Title Discussant Date and Time

 Dr. Jos Elkink & Dr. Alex Dukalskis (UCD SPIRe)

 Defecting from Autocracy: Evidence from North Korea and a Simulation Model


 Dr. Stephanie Dornschneider


 Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 14:00-15:15

 Prof. Brad Parks (College of William and Mary)


 Forest Cover Impacts of Chinese Development Projects in Ecologically Sensitive Areas


 Dr. Sam Brazys


 Wednesday Sept. 20th, (Note earlier time) 13:00-14:15


 Dr. Eugenio Lilli (UCD Clinton Institute)

 Investigating the Resilience of Democracy Promotion in U.S. Political Discourse 


 Dr. Vincent Durac


 Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 14:00-15:15


 Prof. Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen)

 Between Two Unions. The Constitutional Challenge in the UK and Ireland After Brexit


 Prof. Jennifer Todd

 Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 14:00-15:15


 Prof. Indra de Soysa (NTNU Norway)

 Islam, Oil and the Middle East: What Explains Religious Intolerance?

 Dr. Jos Elkink

 Thursday, Oct. 26th, 14:00-15:15

 Dr. David Sylvan (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) 

 The Garrison State Project: Tracking the Growth of Consensus on National Security

  Prof. Ben Tonra

 Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 14:00-15:15

 Prof. Graham Smith (Westminster)

 From Devolution to Brexit: Lessons from the Citizens' Assembly Experiments in the UK  Prof. David Farrell  Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 14:00-15:15

 Dr. Heidi Wang-Kaeding (TCD)

 Is China Ready to Be a Global Environmental Leader?   Dr. Alex Dukalskis

 Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 14:00-15:15

 Dr. Cristina Bucur (UCD)

 Assembly Dissolution Powers and Incumbency Advantages in Government Formation  Dr. Caroline McEvoy  Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 14:00-15:00