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27 Jan

Research for Public Policy: Opportunities for Ireland

First in a series of seminars exploring why evidence-based policy matters and how to harness the diverse expertise of Ireland’s researchers.

Policy and International Relations
11 Feb

'How should a liberal democracy react to conscientious objection claims?'

Four panel sessions of an informed debate on conscientious objection from legal, philosophical, theological and religious perspectives, and finally a discussion on how legislators and governments in liberal democracies...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee
18 Feb

Academy Discourse: Brain Mechanisms underlying Flexible Navigation

Join esteemed neuroscientist John O'Keefe, Hon. MRIA as he discusses one of the principal navigation systems of the brain. This Academy Discourse is sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
25 Feb

Achieving Ireland's climate action ambitions

This conference will showcase cutting-edge thinking on efficiency, decarbonisation and sustainability in electricity, transport and heating.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee
26 Feb

'Post-pandemic housing transformation and the value of home'

Keynote and panel discussion on housing to be held online.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee
29 Apr

'International politics in times of risk and uncertainty: the COVID-19 crisis and beyond'

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has posed a fundamental new challenge to humanity and complicated an already unstable international situation.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs
12 May - 13 May

Event Postponed until 2021: IHTA Seminar 'Town and Country'

Event postponed until 2021: This year's Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar will be postponed until 2021.  

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Seminar
17 Jun

'The Nuremberg Trials at 75: histories, legacies, lessons'

A keynote address by Philippe Sands followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion and questions from the online audience.

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