2019/20 Discourse Line-up announced12 August 2019
This must-see set of talks brings the very best and brightest minds of our age to a public audience.
We are excited to announce the speakers for this year’s Discourse series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran. Leading experts from science and the humanities will share their cutting-edge thinking and explain the latest developments in their fields.
Discover what bat genetics can teach us about human disease and aging. Consider whether Ireland’s new geopolitical ‘anchor’ can help us weather these turbulent times. Let a neuroscientist challenge your concept of memory. Hear reflections on the role of Learned Academies in society from the RIA’s President. Learn about the international community’s efforts to save world heritage sites from the destruction caused by armed conflict. Gain insight on post-Brexit economic policy from the Chief Economist of the European Central Bank.
- 1 October 2019 - ‘How greater understanding of bat genetics can offer insights into human diseases’ Professor Emma Teeling, MRIA, Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research, UCD
- 5 November 2019 - ‘Ireland’s decisive choice for Europe: narrative, presence and policy’ Professor Brigid Laffan, MRIA, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
- 28 November 2019 - ‘The Anatomy of Memory’ Professor Eleanor Maguire, Hon. MRIA, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
- 28 January 2020 - Presidential Discourse: ‘Reflections on the Role of a Learned Academy’ Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, President Royal Irish Academy
- 26 March 2020 - ‘Cultural heritage and recent conflicts’ Dr Mounir Bouchenaki, Special Advisor to the Director-General of ICCROM and to the Director-General of UNESCO
- Date TBC - ‘Priorities in European economic policy in the aftermath of Brexit‘ Professor Philip Lane, MRIA, Chief Economist, European Central Bank
The six public lectures will take place from 6pm in the Meeting Room at Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran
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