SPIRe Seminar Series Programme

This is the schedule for semester 1, 2019-20

Unless otherwise indicated all Seminars take place in Room G316, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building. All welcome. 

Seminars marked *Jean Monnet Centre are funded and organised by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in the New Political Economy of Europe, based at SPIRe. 


 Download ‌ SPIRe Seminar Poster 2019-20 Semester 1 as pdf.

Wednesday 11 Sept, 1pm Arusha Cooray (Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Norway) The role of corruption in choosing bilateral trading partners
Wednesday 25 Sept, 1pm Simon Niemeyer (University of Canberra) An empirical study of deliberation concerning immigrant street beggars in Sweden
Wednesday 2 Oct, 1pm Maggie Dwyer (University of Edinburgh) Soldiers in revolt: Exploring military indiscipline in West and Central Africa
Monday 7 Oct, 1pm Daphne Halikiopoulou (University of Reading)

*Jean Monnet Centre: What is new and what is nationalist about Europe’s new nationalism?

Wednesday 9 Oct, 1pm Gijs Schumacher (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Why do politicians go emotional?
Wednesday 16 Oct, 1pm Denise Traber (University of Lucern) What rich and poor consider important and how this matters for representation
Monday, 21 Oct, 1pm Catherine de Vries (Vrije Universiteit) *Jean Monnet Centre: Euroscepticism and the future of European integration
Wednesday, 23 Oct, 1pm Duncan McDonnell (Griffith University) International Populism: The Radical Right in the European Parliament
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 1pm Chris Bail (Duke University) Social identity and political polarization: A field experiment on social media
Wednesday, 6 Nov, 1pm Letícia Barbabela (UCD) Can policy signals break the corruption equilibrium? Court effectiveness and popular engagement agaist corruption in Tunisia and South Africa. 
Thursday, 7 Nov, 1pm Pepper Culpepper (Oxford University)  *Jean Monnet Centre: Framing the bankers: Media and public attitudes on the Australian banking scandal
Wednesday, 13 Nov, 1pm Jos Elkink (UCD) The international diffusion of same-sex marriage: An application of spatial econometric and statistical network analysis
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 1pm Clare O'Grady Walshe (DCU) Globalisation and Seed Sovereignty
Monday, 25 Nov, 1pm Martin Sandbu (Financial Times) *Jean Monnet Centre: The future of the European political economy
Wednesday, 27 Nov, 1pm Gizem Arikan (TCD) Attitudes towards Income Inequality: An Experimental Investigation