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Research for Public Policy: Discussion Paper Launch


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 14:30 - 15:30




Free online event: booking essential

Launch of the RIA and IRC Research For Public Policy discussion paper.

The Royal Irish Academy and Irish Research Council collaborated in early 2021 to host three webinars to discuss how research could be better connected to public policy. An outline roadmap has now been written to lead progress in this area and the paper will be launched at this event by Minister Simon Harris.

Further speakers will be:

  • Professor David Phipps of York University, Vancouver
  • Jane Ohlmeyer, MRIA of TCD and IRC
  • Daniel Carey, MRIA of NUIG and RIA Secretary for Polite Literature and Antiquities and
  • Mary Doyle, Visiting Fellow in Public Policy at the Long Room Hub in Trinity College and previously Deputy Secretary General in the Department of Education and Skills

Booking is free but essential. Webinar links will be circulated to attendees before the session commences.

About the Series:

Research for Public Policy

The Research for Public Policy seminar series is a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Irish Research Council (IRC). We aim to ignite important conversations about why evidence-based policy matters and how to harness the diverse expertise of Ireland’s researchers for the common good. We are committed to strengthening and sustaining relationships between researchers, policymakers, and research funders beyond the series, so that together we can build and implement a highly effective national framework for integrating relevant and cutting-edge research into policy development across Government. The time is now. We hope you will join us.

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