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Profile of the Social Sciences in Ireland

Thursday, 11 May 2017

An overview of the work being carried out in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Ireland published by the Social Sciences Committee.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism

Friday, 10 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year by Tuesday 14 March at 17:00,

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, International Affairs Standing Committee

Open Call

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Open Call seeking Expressions of Interest to serve on the Royal Irish Academy's Social Sciences Committee. This Open Call closed at 23:00 on 16 January 2017.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Mason Hayes & Curran visit the Academy

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran, sponsors of the Academy's Constitutional Conversation series 2016.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee

Austerity Conference and Keynote Lecture

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Social Science Committee held a conference on 29th and 30th October 2015, entitled Debating Austerity.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Professor John Morison, MRIA: Constitutional Questions

Friday, 1 May 2015

Professor John Morison MRIA is Director of Internationalisation at the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast and founder of the innovative Juris Doctorate (JD) degree. Current research interests encompass...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Opinion Series

Is rewiring the brain the answer to ethics?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Drawing on content from our RIA Ethics and Society Opinion Series Professor William T O’Connor discusses if ignoring developments in neuroscience means neglecting a change to become more ethical.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees

Philosophy to be taught for the Junior Cert

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

WHAT’S THE MEANING of life? Is our universe real? Do we have free will? These are just some of the questions that Irish teenagers could be contemplating in 2017, when a philosophy course is set to be introduced into the...

Policy and International Relations, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees