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Mervyn O'Driscoll

UCC

Dr Mervyn O'Driscoll is Chair of the Royal Irish Academy's International Affairs Standing Committee. A graduate of University College Cork (BA, MA) and the University of Cambridge (PhD), he is Senior Lecturer in the School of History at University College Cork, Ireland.

His interests embrace modern and contemporary Irish diplomatic, economic and political history, European history and politics, and International Relations. Mervyn pays particular attention to nuclear diplomacy, Ireland's relations with contemporary Europe, the dynamics of European and global dis/integration, 20th century Britain, the Anglo-American relationship and the history of military strategy.

He has authored/co-authored/co-edited several works including Ireland, Germany and the Nazis, 1919-1939 (2004), Ireland in the Second World War (2004), The European Parliament and the Euratom Treaty  (2002), Ireland through European Eyes (2013).

The second edition of Ireland, Germany, and the Nazis will be published in summer 2017. His new book Ireland, West Germany and the New Europe, 1949-73: Politics, Economy, and the EEC, will be published by Manchester Universty Press later in 2017. Mervyn is also finishing a co-authored work on Ireland's path to the EEC for Irish Academic Press.

He has published scholarly articles in journals such as the Journal of European Integration, Journal of Cold War Studies, Diplomacy and Statecraft, European History Quarterly, International History Review, Irish Studies in International Affairs and Etudes Irlandaises.

Mervyn is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy's Social Sciences Committee and the Advisory Board of the Dictionary of Irish Biography. 

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