An International Conference 24-26 May 2018, Dublin, Ireland Diaspora – a word of Greek origin meaning “dispersion” – is one of the oldest forms of human networking, long predating the invention of nation states. Today, in a time of radically diffused global power and disruptive technologies, diasporas have been reenergised […]
This conference will examine the political and cultural significance of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, and consider the first 100 days of his administration. Videos from the conference available here Provisional Programme Friday 5th May 2017 9.00 Registration 9.30 Plenary 1 Liam Kennedy (University College […]
In association with the Washington Ireland Program 16th November 2016 Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004 Report by Ted Smyth (Chair, UCD Clinton Institute Advisory Board) The UCD Clinton Institute and the Washington Ireland Program hosted a timely forum in Washington, DC on November 16 on […]
23- 24 October 2015, Report by Dr. Jack Thompson On 23 and 24 October 2015, the UCD Clinton Institute hosted a conference with the title “How the United States Ends Wars.” Noted experts in the field gave three impressive keynotes speeches: Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs;Professor Marilyn Young, of New York […]
To mark the centenary of Arther Miller’s birth, the Institute, the Gate Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival presented a weekend of events to pay tribute to the man and his works. The enthusiastic audience was treated to a series of readings, discussions and interviews about Miller, and his writing given by directors, actors, biographers and academics, including Christopher Bigsby who finished the weekend with a wonderful lecture about his time with Miller when writing his biography.
Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and UCD Clinton Institute 3-4 June 2015 Dublin Castle As set out in ‘Global Irish – Ireland’s Diaspora Policy’ the first Global Irish Civic Forum took place in Dublin Castle on 3-4 June 2015. It was an opportunity for organisations supporting the […]
20 – 21 February 2015 Speakers included: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin) Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois at Chicago),Donald Pease (Dartmouth College), Stephen Shapiro (University of Warwick) THIS NEEDS A SHORT REPORT FROM LIAM How has American literature responded to the political, economic and […]
31 Oct – 1 Nov 2014 In association with Irish Aid (Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade), Diaspora Matters and The Irish Times In Ireland, we have become increasingly aware in recent years of the importance of diaspora outreach to our small island, especially in the wake of the global […]