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Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU

The Department of Government, UCC, in partnership with the Centre for Study of a Wider Europe, NUI Maynooth, is delighted to announce a major two-day multi-disciplinary conference, 'Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU'.

The Department of Government, UCC, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Wider Europe is delighted to announce the upcoming conference, 'Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU'. This major two-day multi-disciplinary event will take place in the North Wing Council Room, University College Cork, 28-29 November 2013. The conference brings together leading figures from the worlds of academia, politics, civil society, business and the media to consider Ireland's forty year relationship with the EU. The keynote address: 'A Mixed Blessing? Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU' will be delivered by Jean Monnet Professor, Desmond Dinan, George Mason University, Washington. Other contributors include former Government Ministers - Dick Spring, Micheal Martin and Alan Dukes. Former MEPs Mary Banotti, John Cushnahan, Barry Desmond, Avril Doyle and Patricia McKenna will reflect on their experiences of the EU. Leading Irish-EU figures, Lt Gen Pat Nash and Irish Ambassador to Italy, Bobby McDonagh, will share their perspectives. Journalists including Ann Cahill (Irish Examiner), Paddy Smyth (Irish Times) and Sean Whelan (RTE) will discuss the challenges of reporting Europe. Civil society interests embracing business, trade unions and EU groups will also deliver their views. Day two of the conference is devoted to academic contributions. These embrace a number of disciplinary approaches and aim to capture and reflect on how Ireland has fared in political, economic and policy terms during its forty year membership of the EU. The conference will also mark the re-launch of the Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES). IACES aims to bring together European Studies scholars and practitioners from across the island of Ireland to foster collaboration, source funding, and disseminate scholarly research on European Integration and membership of the EU. The association will also seek to contribute to future public and political discussion on the question of Ireland’s EU membership. The conference is free to attend and open to all but prior registration is required (email: reflectionsconf2013@ucc.ie).

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Time: 11am-8pm and 9.15am-5.15pm
Location: North Wing Council Room, University College Cork
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Mary C. Murphy
0879727787
http://www.ucc.ie/en/government/events/

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