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Election to the Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof Peter Simons, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Philosophy has been elected as a Foreign Member to the Polish Academy of Sciences. This constitutes a clear indication of the Academy’s great appreciation of Prof Simons and his leading position in science, as well as of his significant contribution to the development of scientific cooperation with Poland.
This is a particular honour as foreign members, especially in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, are quite rare, with only one other person from Ireland, Professor James Dooge, having been elected in the past.
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Fiona Newell
The Faculty of AHSS is pleased to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s two shows at Trinity College Dublin: Year Zero: Dublin. On 21 October 2017 a full day symposium featuring talks, Q&As, readings and screenings by original members of The Clash’s touring party, former TCD Student Officers involved in promoting the shows, filmmakers and close associates of the band. The event will be held in the Examinations Hall, TCD – the original venue for the 1977 shows.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have been awarded 9 Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships. School's to receive a fellowship include the School of Business, School of English, School of Histories and Humanities and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. Well done to all involved.
Western foreign policies in the Middle East, reactive EU border controls that have incentivised human trafficking and a failed humanitarian response are among the policy failures that have led to the current migrant crisis, according to a Trinity political scientist who spoke at a public discussion entitled The Migrant Crisis: A Critical Discussion, in Trinity College Dublin on Monday, September 28th, 2015.
At the event Dr Michelle D’Arcy, Assistant Professor in Political Science, argued that the current crisis is the result of three policy failures by Western governments - foreign policies in Middle East that have stoked regional tensions; reactive EU policies that have incentivised traffickers and inadequate humanitarian responses in countries neighbouring Syria.
The event featured researchers from the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy who drew on current research from the fields of economics, political science, sociology and philosophy to help increase public understanding of how the current crisis arose and propose possible policy responses.
New research on the perception of coercion during admission to Irish psychiatric hospitals has found that there is a significant difference in how service users and their caregivers perceive the admission process. The research, conducted at the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with NUI Galway’s Department of Psychiatry, examined the perspectives of 66 individuals, admitted to five Irish acute in-patient psychiatric units, and their caregivers. In particular it focused on perceptions of coercion, pressures and procedural justice relating to the admission.
Efforts to improve human rights in North Korea often neglect the context of the division and the conflict of the Korean peninsula, according to a prominent human rights expert who spoke at a public lecture to mark the 70th Anniversary of the division of the Korean peninsula in Trinity College Dublin. Organised by Trinity’s Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, the event, entitled “Rights in the Korean Peninsula: Challenges to Peacebuilding”, heard from two human rights experts – Professor Bo-Hyuk Suh, Seoul National University, and Dr. Rajiv Narayan, International Commission Against the Death Penalty – who discussed whether the promotion of human rights and peacebuilding can be pursued hand in hand on the peninsula.