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SPIRe Seminar Series Programme 2022-23

This is the schedule for Spring Trimester, 2022-23

All seminars ake place on Wedesdays from 12-1pm in our boardroom

For anyone else who wishes to attend virtually, please contact Dr Lucia Tiscornia at lucia.tiscornia@ucd.ie

Wednesday 25th Jan,  12pm Michael Coleman (University College Dublin) Rights and Non-Domination in the Social Republic
Wednesday 1st Feb, 12pm

Chelsea Estancona (University of South Carolina)


Supply Chain Disruptions and Criminal Structures

Webinar link:https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cdbtV0TGQ3Go4L_9DdKIJA

Wednesday 8th Feb, 12pm Redmond Scales (University College Dublin)

Aiding Control: The Effect of Foreign Aid Flows on Subnational Authoritarian Regime Control

Wednesday 15th Feb, 12pm Julia Cañas Martinez (University College Dublin) Networks, Marriage, and Status: Comparing the Men and Women of the Islamic State
Wednesday 22nd Feb, 12pm Emanuela Ferrari (University College Dublin)

Nationally negligible, locally significant: the environmental imaginary of the Shannon LNG Campaign

Wednesday 1st Mar, 12pm

Rebecca Bell-Martin (Tecnológico de Monterrey) 


“It could have been me”: Violence, empathy and civic engagement in Mexico 

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8v4UdH4CRA-LYgT-CuxBcA

Wednesday 8th Mar, 12pm

Jelena Radakovic (University College Dublin)

The Role of Identity Discourse in the EU Accession process with Montenegro and Serbia

Wednesday 22nd Mar, 12pm

Ezequiel González-Ocantos (University of Oxford)

In Person

Affective Polarization in Latin America

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3LQ3ELvaQnGkxVgu1hzbvA

Wednesday 29th Mar, 12pm

Francesca Lessa (University of Oxford)

In Person

The Condor Trials: Transnational Repression and Human Rights in Latin America (book presentation) 

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yZpXeUvhTPmZ_1lcSiR81w

Wednesday 5th April, 12pm

Carl Smith (University College Dublin)

Title TBC

Wednesday 12th April, 12pm

Joshua Alley (University College Dublin)

Alliance Politics in Democracies

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NQL1cW1xQhyW14_HH89Tug

Wednesday 19th April, 12pm

Niamh Hardiman (University College Dublin)

Rethinking Pathways for the Periphery 

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nIxU695IQmO70i3aWQvCKw

Wednesday 26th April, 12pm

Vincent Durac (University College Dublin)

Promoting Democracy or Autocracy: the Case of Post-Uprising Egypt 

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Qhumc7SQDO_nCKLxlreMw

Wednesday 3rd May, 12pm

Samuel Brazys (University College Dublin)

Where’s the Beef (and Chocolate)? Sector Level Aid for Trade Effectiveness in Colombia

Webinar Link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mSA7uu5ySvSwhAb9ILUnpA


Past Events
This is the schedule for Autumn Trimester, 2022
Wednesday 5th Oct,  12pm Matteo Bursi (Universitá degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia) The risk of stagflation: a new incentive to reform the ECB
Wednesday 19th Oct, 12pm Samuel Johnston (University College Dublin)

Knowing me, knowing you: Election campaigns under extreme uncertainty

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Wednesday 9th Nov, 12pm Claudia Badulescu (European University Institute) The europeanization of post-communist administrations: the European Commission as a driver?
Wednesday 16th Nov, 12pm Marianna Lovato (University College Dublin) I will miss you when you’re gone (or not): examining EU foreign policy negotiations pre and post Brexit.
Wednesday 30th Nov, 12pm Stephen Elstub (Newcastle University)

Climate Assemblies and their Impact on Public Climate Change Debate and Opinion: A Comparative Analysis of UK Cases

Webinar link:

This is the schedule for Spring Trimester, 2021
Wednesday 5th Oct,  12pm Dana Guy (University College Dublin) The “Posts War” Era: The Role of Narratives in Social Media during Intractable Conflicts
Wednesday, 9th Feb, 12pm Stephanie Dornschneider (University College Dublin) Inter-group contact and collective action in mixed Israeli neighborhoods
Wednesday 16th Feb, 12pm Natascha Neudorfer (University of Birmingham) When Corruption Matters for Ordinary People:  Anti-Corruption Appeals in Elections
Wednesday 23rd Feb, 12pm Dave Banks (University College Dublin) Integrated team sport and community relations in Northern Ireland
Wednesday 2nd March, 12pm Natalia Umansky (University College Dublin) Repost and Like: Securitization Theory in the Digital Age
Wednesday 9th March, 12pm Bernhard Reinsberg (University of Glasgow) Neoliberal globalization, partisan alignment, and protest: The distributive politics of structural adjustment in the developing world"
Wednesday 16th March, 12pm Yoo Sun Jung (University College Dublin) Multinational firms and the impact of trade disputes on investment decisions
Wednesday 23rd March, 12pm Stefan Müller (University College Dublin) Issue Emphasis in Candidates’ Campaign Communication as a Signal of Legislative Priorities    
Wednesday 6th April, 12pm Jelena Radakovic (University College Dublin) Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: Identity Construction of 'Eu-Self' and 'Western Balkans - Other
Wednesday 20th April, 12pm Sarah Bauerle Danzman (Indiana University) Protecting or Stifling? The Effect of Investment Screening on Technology Firms
Wednesday 27th April, 12pm Krishna Vadlamannati (University College Dublin) Unintended Consequences of Externally Aided Projects on Fiscal Transfers: A Subnational Study of India
Wednesday 4th May, 12pm Melanie Hoewer (University College Dublin) Gender and Sustainable Peace: What's 'Nature' got to do with it?
Wednesday 11th May, 12pm Niamh Hardiman (University College Dublin) Taxing and spending: from fiscal policy to fiscal sociology


This is the schedule for Autumn Trimester, 2021

Wednesday 27th Oct, 12pm Walt Kilroy (Dublin City University) Protection of civilians by UN peacekeepers: Evolution of a challenging responsibility for multidimensional missions
Wednesday, 3rd Nov, 12pm Muiris MacCarthaigh, (Queen's University Belfast) The Politics of Irish Bureaucracy: 1922 - 2021
Wednesday 10th Nov, 12pm Jesper Lindqvist (University College Dublin) When Left is Left, and Right is Right – Approaching a Universal Explanation of the Left-Right Dimension
Wednesday 17th Nov, 12pm Emma Murphy (University College Dublin) Agonistic Transitional Justice: A Comparative Approach

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