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13 January 2016

Library Lunchtime Lecture: Dr Michael Kennedy, '''Follow an independent line": how United Nations membership transformed Irish foreign policy'.

Lecture reflecting upon Ireland's membership of the UN since 1955.

Library, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
11 January 2016

Academy Discourse with Roy Foster: Knowing their dream? Yeats’ response to Easter 1916

Roy Foster will deliver a lecture on W. B. Yeats and Easter 1916 as a joint commemoration marking the ending of 2015 - the year of Yeats’s 150th anniversary, and the commencement of 2016 - the year of 1916...

Discourse Series
11 January 2016

UN60: Éire ag na Náisiúin Aontaithe / Ireland at the United Nations, 1955-2015

An exhibition looking back at Ireland’s 60-year membership of the UN

Library, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
11 January 2016

Implementing The Defence White Paper: Issues And Implications

A roundtable discussion on the implementation of the Defence white paper.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees
01 December 2015

Academy Discourse: Tabletop X-Ray Lasers: From Star Wars to Nanotechnology

By Professor Margaret Murnane, Fellow of JILA and Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado.

Discourse Series
18 November 2015

Panel Discussion: At Home in the Revolution: What Women Said and Did in 1916

Chaired by Catriona Crowe with Margaret O’Callaghan, Lucy McDiarmid and others.

12 November 2015

Ethics and Society in the Ancient World Classical Studies Colloquium and Public Lecture 2015

Public Lecture: 'Ancient Philosophy and the Contemporary Good' on Thursday 12 November at 17:00 in Newman House followed by a one day Classical Studies Colloquium 'Ethics and Society in the Ancient World...

Classical Studies Colloquium, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees
10 November 2015

Academy Discourse: 'Risk regulation, uncertainty and ethics in governing biotechnologies' Professor Joyce Tait CBE, University of Edinburgh

This Discourse will consider how life science innovation trajectories are affected by our governance systems and the perspectives of different stakeholder groups. These factors will determine what new products and...

05 November 2015

Evolving Quantum Computers, Eric Ladizinsky

Quantum computation could revolutionize the information age and trigger as big an impact on society as the conventional computer. It promises to transform not just science and technology but our very understanding of...

05 November 2015

1916 as a Global Event Lecture Series: “The Easter Rising and the Indian nationalist movement” Professor Partha Chatterjee

In association with University College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy will co-organize and co-sponsor a series of high profile public lectures to underline the global repercussions of, and responses to, the Easter...

1916 Centenary


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