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  • The 20th Memorial Philip Monahan Lecture and Awards Night 2018

    26 Nov
    The 20th Memorial Philip Monahan Lecture and Awards Night 2018

    Brexit: what are the gender consequences?

    A long-awaited 20th Memorial Philip Monahan Lecture, which took place on the 22nd November 2018, was delivered by Fiona Mackay, Professor of Politics in the University of Edinburgh.

    The theme of this year’s lecture was ‘The Gendered Consequences of Brexit’. The question of 'what prospects for women and women’s rights post-Brexit' was given thought-provoking answers. Additionally, Prof. Mackay assessed the pitfalls and perspectives for gender equality policy and women’s rights in these uncertain times.

    The lecture was live-recorded and can be listen to via the Panpoto recording platform.

    NOTE: Please skip approximately first 30 minutes of the recording from the Awards Night to start the lecture's slides and the audio.

     

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  • 20th Annual Philip Monahan Lecture to take place on the 22nd of November 2018 at 6.30 p.m.

    21 Nov
    20th Annual Philip Monahan Lecture to take place on the 22nd of November 2018 at 6.30 p.m.

    20th Annual Philip Monahan Lecture

    The Department of Government and Politics is honoured that Professor Fiona Mackay of the University of Edinburgh will join us on Thursday 22 November to deliver the 2018 Philip Monahan Lecture.  

    The theme of this year’s lecture is ‘The Gendered Consequences of Brexit’.

    Fiona Mackay is Professor of Politics in the University of Edinburgh, and formerly Dean and Head of its School of Social and Political Science from 2014 to 2017. Prof Mackay's research focuses on the impact of gender reform efforts during periods of restructuring and institutional change, addressing the extent to which global and local institutions of politics and governance may be designed or reformed to address gender inequality and promote gender justice.

     

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  • Jean Monnet Lecture Series November 2018

    09 Oct
    Jean Monnet Lecture Series November 2018

    Department of Government and Politics

    Jean Monnet Lecture Series

    An Unquiet World: Trans-Atlantic Trump, Brexit and Beyond

    Professor Amelia Hadfield

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    1-2pm, Thursday 29 November 2018

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  • Dr Laurence Davis wins Kenneth M. Roemer Award for Innovative Course Design.

    16 Nov
    Dr Laurence Davis wins Kenneth M. Roemer Award for Innovative Course Design.

    Dr Laurence Davis has won the Kenneth M. Roemer Award for Innovative Course Design. The award is sponsored by the North American Society for Utopian Studies.  

     

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Department of Government and Politics students interning in the New York State Assembly

In January 2019, five students of the BSc Government degree will travel to Albany, New York to undertake work placement in the New York State Assembly. Sam Cronin, Jane Faller, Kelly McEveney, Liam O’Donovan and Lewis O’Shea will form part of the latest group of UCC students to participate in this internship programme, a relationship that extends back to 2002. In that time 90 students have experienced working in US politics in a structured work placement and academic programme.

Under the directorship of Dr Fiona Buckley, the Department of Government and Politics has pioneered the inclusion of work placement in political science degrees in Ireland. As well as work placement in the New York State Assembly, the Department also offers its students the opportunity to work in the Scottish Parliament, the European Parliament, the Oireachtas, Westminster, the Massachusetts State Legislature, government agencies, NGOs, and local authorities.

Picture shows the New York State Assembly in Albany, New York.

MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy Student Review

BA Politics graduate 2018, Seamus Allen, has joined our MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy (MSc IPPD) degree programme in September 2018. Please open the link to read what he has to say about the programme:

https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/postgraduateblog/seamus-allen---msc-international-public-policy-and-diplomacy.html

 

Department of Government and Politics PhD Studentships

Departmental Studentships

Application Deadline: 5 pm, Friday 20 April 2018

The Department of Government and Politics at University College Cork is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2018-2019 PhD Government Studentship. The aim of the Studentship is to attract PhD students with outstanding academic promise in any area of government and political science, and to provide them with supervised training and teaching opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. The Studentship is open to both EU and non-EU applicants. It will ordinarily cover PhD fees up to the EU fee level (currently set at €5770 per annum). The scholarship will take the form of fee waivers (which are tax free). Dependent on resources and applicants, the Department will consider whether it can make additional funding available (including up to the non-EU fee level of €11,540 per annum for international students). This scholarship is only open to new applicants and not to existing PhD students of the Department of Government and Politics.

The Department of Government and Politics research and teaching encompasses the full breadth of the discipline of political science, including: Irish politics; comparative politics; political theory; public policy/public administration; the European Union; and international politics. Prospective applicants are therefore encouraged to consult the staff pages of the Government and Politics Department website, in which staff outline their research interests and indicate areas of research in which they would be happy to supervise PhD students: http://www.ucc.ie/en/government/people/.

The Studentship will normally be awarded for a period of one year in the first instance, and is renewable for up to three years, subject to annual review. All PhD students in receipt of a Studentship will be required to contribute to the Department’s teaching, through either tutorials, dissertation support for undergraduate or masters students, and/or lecturing. This will normally take the form of a maximum of 60 tutorial hours, a maximum of 48 lecture hours, or some combination of the two, to be agreed with the Head of Department. Prospective applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Department’s Book of taught Modules: https://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/page033.html.

In order to be considered for a Studentship, applicants must submit a formal application to study for a PhD in Government and Politics via PAC, a central processing point for all applications to read for higher degrees at Irish universities. Further details about the PhD Government programme, including application procedures, may be found on the PhD page of the Government and Politics Department website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/government/phd/. In addition to this material, PhD applicants who wish to be considered for a Studentship must also submit a 1-2 page formal application letter summarising their research and teaching interests and explaining why they believe they should be considered for a PhD Government Studentship. Applicants should outline any teaching, tutorial and dissertation support experience they have and subject areas in which they would be able to teach. Letters should be sent in the form of an email to the Director of the PhD programme, Dr. Laurence Davis (l.davis@ucc.ie), to be received no later than 5 pm on Friday 20 April 2018. Informal queries are also very welcome, and may be directed to Dr. Davis via email. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss possible applications with staff members whose research is most relevant to their areas of interest.

Department of Government & Politics

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