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Professor Louise Mallinder and Dr. Margaret O’Callaghan: The Ethics of Commemorative Practices

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Professor Louise Mallinder is a reader in human rights and international law at the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster. Louise’s research interests include amnesty laws, transitional justice,...

Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee, Opinion Series, President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative

Jonathan Gorman: Moral Philosophy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Jonathan is Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include the application of analytic pragmatic...

Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee, Opinion Series, President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative

Consultation Forum on the Role, Value and Scale of Higher Education in Ireland

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Academy at the request of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education convened a consultation forum for the academic community on 23 March 2015 in Academy House.

Policy and International Relations

Funding Basic Research in Science

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Many of our members signed a recent letter to the Irish Times Letters section discussing the funding crisis in science research.


Re-assessing Ireland’s Entry to the United Nations

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Work continues on DIFP X as we continue to work through the CR series. We’ve also begun research on an exhibition on Ireland’s first year in the UN (1955-6) and have found that very little detailed work has been done on...

John Bell's Theorem Crescent officially unveiled

Friday, 20 February 2015

He was a titan of modern science, and now he's got his own Belfast street.

Science Committees


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