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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences awarded 9 Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowships

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.

The Migrant Crisis Public Talk - Policy Failures and Potential Responses

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.

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Study on Perceptions of Coercion During Admission to Psychiatric Hospitals

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.

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Public Lecture Marks 70th Anniversary of Division of Korean Peninsula

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.

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