Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee
The Ethical Political Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee is a multi-disciplinary committee that was established in September 2014. Its purpose and aim is to promote co-operation across and within its scholarly disciplines, to advise, contribute and guide Academy policy in these areas and to engage the public on issues of topical interest, on an all-island basis.
In 2018 the committee is working on a series of 'microdialogues' - online conversations between two experts on key challenges for modern society. The first addresses end-of-life care and the right to die.
During 2016 Mason Hayes & Curran sponsored the committee’s series of Constitutional Conversations
In May 2016, the committee submitted a Response to the Consultation by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on the Draft Junior Cycle Philosophy Short Course. A copy of that submission may be found here
Throughout 2015 the committee authored an Opinion Series on a range of topics as part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative.