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04 March 2021

Academy Discourse: AI through the looking glass

Dame Wendy Hall will discuss AI and ethics with Barry O’Sullivan, MRIA in this conversational style Discourse.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
26 February 2021

'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
25 February 2021

Covid-19 and the Future of the Arts

Session 8 of the Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis: RIA Online Conversation series.

Policy and International Relations
25 February 2021

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
24 February 2021

Research for Public Policy: The Vital Role of Leadership to Make It Happen

Seminar 3 in the Royal Irish Academy and Irish Research Council seminar series concerning 'Research for Public Policy'.

Policy and International Relations, Research for Public Policy
23 February 2021

Using Digital Archives for Historical Research

DRI is hosting a three-part webinar series on 'Using Digital Archives for Academic Research' aimed at early career researchers.

Digital Repository of Ireland
23 February 2021

How can Higher Education ‘build forward better’?

Session 1 of the Higher Education Building Forward Better sustainability webinar series. - Research and Innovation.

Policy and International Relations
18 February 2021

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
15 February 2021

Vaccine Acceptance: Ireland, Europe and Beyond

Session 7 of the Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis: RIA Online Conversation series. 

Policy and International Relations
11 February 2021

'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


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