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Lecture on ‘The UK, Ireland and the EU’

Public Discussion with British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott

‘The UK, Ireland and the EU: Re-negotiation, Referendum, Repercussions’

 

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

5.30-7.00pm

Venue: Boole 1, UCC Main Campus

 

Hosted by:

Department of Government

University College Cork

 

British Ambassador to speak on EU at UCC event 

The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, will speak on the UK’s EU policy and the forthcoming UK EU membership referendum at an event at University College Cork on Tuesday 24th November. Dara Murphy, Minister of State at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for European Affairs, will also speak at the event.

 

The British government has committed to holding an ‘in/out’ referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017. The UK is now engaged in a process of seeking to re-negotiate its relationship with the EU ahead of that referendum. How these developments play out will have important implications for the UK, the EU, Ireland, the Anglo-Irish relationship and Northern Ireland. At this event, Ambassador Chilcott will outline the UK’s re-negotiation strategy. Minister Dara Murphy and UCC academics will contribute to a panel discussion on the issues raised. The event will be chaired by UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy.

 

An audio version of the lecture can be found at

https://ucc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5660ec8e-22aa-42b1-8d54-fcc83317733c

 

 

British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott and Dr Andrew Cottey, UCC Department of Government

President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy and British Ambassador of Ireland, Dominick Chilcott

President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy and British Ambassador of Ireland, Dominick Chilcott and Dr Andrew Cottey, UCC Department of Government 

Dr Andrew Cottey, Ambassador Dominick Chilcott, Minister Dara Murphy and President Dr Michael Murphy

MSc IPPD - Guest Lecture 23rd of November 2015

 MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy

2015-2016 Lecture Series

Department of Government, UCC

Contemporary Debates in International Politics”

  

Micheál Martin TD 

Leader of Fianna Fáil andFormer Minister for Foreign Affairs.

“Ireland’s Role in the World”

23rd of November 2015

11:00-12:00

Location: North Wing Council Room

 

   

‌Michael Martin, TD with Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar, Professor Caroline Fennell

‌Michael Martin, TD with Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar, Professor Caroline Fennell and Dr Niall Duggan, MSc IPPD Programme Director 

Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture 2015 - Colm O'Gorman

On Thursday 5 November 2015, Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland delivered the 17th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture to a packed audience in Boole 2. In a broad-ranging lecture, O’Gorman began by asking, ‘What kind of Republic are we?’. He argued that we need to talk about the ideas and the founding principles of 1916 - and not just focus on the blood sacrifice. He contended that the founding principles espoused in 1916 were radical at the time. Broadening the subject matter, O’Gorman stated that Ireland had a lot to be proud of in terms of trying to deal with the dark challenges of our past. He continued, ‘We need to honestly and respectfully own our history and create a space to talk openly about it. In times past, society was not allowed the space to have the conversation. For example, we should be able to talk about abortion – a complex issue that we have failed to address to date.’ Following the lecture, O’Gorman engaged in a lengthy questions and answers session with the audience and asserted that we should not be shutting down conversation; he also pointed out that faith and human rights can co-mingle.

As part of the event, Colm O’Gorman presented three student awards as follows:

Thomas Whalen Student of the Year:                     Richard Creedon

Richard Haslam Graduate of the Year:                    Jack Barry

Patrick O’Sullivan Essay Competition Winner:       Luke Foley

 

Colm O’Gorman delivering the 17th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture

 

Colm O’Gorman with the Head of the Department of Government, Dr Andrew Cottey, and the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Chris O’Leary

New York State Assembly Visit on the 13th of October 2015

In conjunction with the UCC Political Society the Department of Government organised a visit from The Irish American Legislators Society from the New York State Assembly on the 13th of October 2015.

Several of the group will have acted as supervisors to the Whalen interns over the years and met with students and staff on the day.

New York State Assembly members and Whalen Interns.

Dr. Andrew Cottey, head of Department of Government welcoming the group of NYS Assembly members to UCC.

Assemblyman Michael Cusick of the New York State Assembly.

Ms. Shannon Sweeney, Auditor of the Politics Society and 2015 Whalen Intern welcoming the group of NYS Assembly members to UCC.

PSAI specialist group conference - September 2015

Dr Clodagh Harris organises PSAI specialist group on teaching and learning conference in Dublin on September 18th

On September 18th 2015, the PSAI teaching and learning specialist group held a one-day conference on 'Teaching politics in our universities:inspiring, inciting and enlightening' to discuss the significance of education in, for and about politics in our institutions of higher education.

This well attended conference brought together students, academics, the media, politicians, educationalists and managers. Professor John Craig (Leeds Beckett University) delivered the keynote speech on 'Linking academic study and practice’. Professor Craig also presented the PSAI prize and special award 2014 to Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) and Dr Chris McInerney (UL) respectively. It also hosted a panel discussion on ‘Why teaching and learning politics is important for society’ that included Senator Fiach MacConghail (Director Abbey Theatre), Lorraine McIlrath (Community Knowledge Initiative, NUIG), Noel Whelan (Barrister and media commentator) and Michelle O'Donnell Keating (Women for election and DCU).

The papers and keynote presentation can be accessed at http://www.psai.ie/specialist/teaching.asp.


For a flavour of the roundtable session see the Irish Times article (Monday September 21st) - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/arts-community-not-as-politically-active-as-it-should-be-says-abbey-director-1.2359122

The conference was organised by Dr Clodagh Harris (Department of Government, UCC) and Dr Brid Quinn (UL) co-convenors of the PSAI specialist group on teaching and learning. The event was funded by the PSAI and the National Forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher politics.

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Dr Brid Quinn (UL), Professor John Craig (Leeds Beckett University), Dr Clodagh Harris (UCC) and Dr Attracta Halpin (Registrar NUI) at the opening of the conference in the NUI offices Merrion Square, Dublin.

                     

Dr Theresa Reidy receives PSAI excellence award

Dr Theresa Reidy is awarded the PSAI prize for excellence in Teaching and Learning (2014)

At the PSAI teaching and learning specialist group's conference on Friday September 18th, Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) was awarded the PSAI prize for excellence in teaching and learning (2014).

Professor John Craig (Leeds Beckett University) presents Dr Theresa Reidy (Department of Government, UCC) with the PSAI prize for excellence in teaching and learning (2014).
                     

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