Department of Government and Politics
UCC Online Jean Monnet Lecture Series
Is the EU too soft in defending democracy?
3.00-4.00pm Tuesday 23 February 2021 (on Zoom)
The next lecture in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series will be on ‘The Freedom of the Seas versus the Constraints of the Land – Delivering Maritime Security on the Fault-Line in Between’ by Captain Brian Fitzgerald, Second in Command, Irish Naval Service. The lecture will take place on-line on Thurs 25th February, 6.30-8.00 (Irish/UK time) via this link.Read more
The next lecture in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series will be on ‘Ireland’s UN Security Council term 2021-2022’ by Ambassador Sonja Hyland, Political Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin. The lecture will take place on-line on Thurs 4th February, 6.30-8.00 (Irish/UK time) via this link. (PLEASE NOTE: due to unavoidable circumstances, this is a change from the previously advertised date of 28th January).
The next lecture in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series will be on ‘The European Union, Security and Defence: Logic of Integration, Logic of Sovereignty’, by Dr. Andrew Cottey, Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork. The lecture will take place on-line on Thurs 17th December, 6.30-8.00 (Irish/UK time) via this link
Organized by Working Group I (Strategic sectors and infrastructure development) of CHERN COST Action CA18215, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary and Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Ireland
Date: 14. 12. 2020, 10.00 Central European Time (CET) / 9.00 Western European Time (WET) / 17.00 China Standard Time (CST)
Online Forum: Zoom
Please use the following link to join the event:
Programme (based on CET time zone)
The next lecture in the UCC-Defence Forces Lecture Series will be on ‘US Foreign Policy after the 2020 election’, by Dr. Jack Thompson of the Hague Centre for Security Studies. The lecture will take place on-line on Thurs 26th November, 6.30-8.00 (Irish/UK time) (- log-on details below).
Many congratulations to Kate O’Sullivan on her award for the best Politics and Society essay in the Department of Government national competition which ran earlier this year.
On this day, 100 years ago (12 August 1920), a meeting of the Cork No. 1 Brigade of the IRA was convened for Cork City Hall. On the same night, a meeting of local IRB officers was also due to take place at the same venue, as well as a Republican Court session. Thus, City Hall would be teeming with some of the most wanted men in Ireland. On the afternoon of 12 August, Donal O'Callaghan chaired a meeting of Cork County Council in the Courthouse. Liam Deasy informed him that the British were aware of the meetings that were planned that night for City Hall and a raid was likely. O'Callaghan promised that once the County Council meeting was over he would inform Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney and other senior Republican figures.Read more
The Department of Government and Politics is offering a PhD studentship of up to two years duration. The successful candidate will undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr Theresa Reidy and the proposed research topic should fall broadly in the area of electoral behaviour. The candidate will be required to carry out editorial assistant duties one day a week for an international political science journal.
The studentship will provide:
Tuition fees up to the EU rate,
A yearly stipend of €16,000.
This studentship will awarded for one year in the first instance, and may be renewed (on application) for a further year. Renewal is based on a satisfactory annual review of progress, evidence of scholarly contribution to your research area and satisfactory completion of the editorial assistant workload required as part of the studentship. Enquiries should be sent directly to Theresa Reidy at firstname.lastname@example.org More information on the department is available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/government-and-politics/Read more
Programmes in Government and Politics will have a mix of face to face teaching with the full class in attendance, face to face teaching with staggered attendance (eg, class split into groups who will attend lectures in halls and online in alternate weeks), and online teaching. Every lecture will be recorded to facilitate students who may be unable to attend lecture halls. Module specific information will be provided once the social distancing requirement is confirmed.
In some instances modules may be scheduled in rooms that cannot be made safe given the likelihood of aerosol virus transmission (e.g., small classrooms in the Boole). In these cases, if alternative physical space cannot be found, any face-to-face teaching will need to be supplemental to virtual teaching, and take place out-doors.Read more
The Department of Government and Politics is delighted to sponsor a competition, for secondary school students, titled 'Tell us about your Politics & Society Citizenship Project' and you will be in with a chance to win a €50 All-4-One gift voucher.
What you have to do to win this price - discuss your CPR topic and/or research in a 750-1,000 word essay and send the final document to Dr Philip Murphy at email@example.com by the 10th of July 2020.
Department of Government and Politics is delighted to announce that its Fifth Annual Public Lecture Series of the Centre for Local and Regional Governance takes place on Thursday the 27th of February 2020 at 6.30pm in Boole 1.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT?
The event will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Cork – COUNCILLOR JOHN SHEEHAN
The CLRG Annual Report 2019 will be launched by the President of UCC – PROFESSOR PATRICK O’SHEA
The event will be chaired by the Head of the Department of Government and Politics – DR. THERESA REIDY
The three main speakers are:
No registration necessary
We are delighted that the 21st Annual Philip Monahan Lecture will be delivered by Fr. Peter McVerry on Wednesday 29 January (Boole 4, 6:30pm). He will discuss housing policy in Ireland and the ongoing homeless crisis, big issues for General Election 2020.
On the night, the annual Department of Government and Politics student awards will also be presented.
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The Director of the CLRG, Dr Aodh Quinlivan, has recently spoken at a series of events about local government reform and directly elected mayors.