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State formation, political violence, and civil resistance, Ireland north and south, 1919-22

On 7 November 2020, Universities Ireland hosted the ninth annual Decade of Centenaries conference and its first online iteration of the series. This year’s conference explored the themes of state formation, political violence, and civil disobedience with a focus on the year 1920.  State formation 1920 witnessed important legislative developments which shaped the formation ofContinue reading State formation, political violence, and civil resistance, Ireland north and south, 1919-22

Universities Ireland has a new Member

At its latest meeting the Universities Ireland Council formally ratified TU Dublin’s membership of Universities Ireland. TU Dublin becomes Universities Ireland’s 11th member, and represents the addition of a new and exciting voice to the Universities Ireland family. Commenting on becoming a member of Universities Ireland, TU Dublin’s President, Professor David FitzPatrick, stated: “Cooperation and sharing ofContinue reading Universities Ireland has a new Member

Universities across the island of Ireland to intensify collaboration in response to COVID-19

Following a special meeting of the Universities Ireland Council held yesterday (12 May 2020), the Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of the universities in both Northern Ireland and Ireland agreed to intensify North-South collaboration to maximise the contribution of the Higher Education sector across the island of Ireland to the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, andContinue reading Universities across the island of Ireland to intensify collaboration in response to COVID-19

Pre-launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report

Pre-launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report & a conversation with Mansoureh Behkish 11.15am, 15th November 2019 Irish Centre for Human Rights, Seminar Room, NUI Galway Free to Think is an annual report by Scholars at Risk’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analysing reported attacks on higher education communities, including violentContinue reading Pre-launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report

SAR Event – Academic freedom in turbulent times – 6 Nov Maynooth University

Today, throughout the world, there are increasing threats to academic freedom – from authoritarian regimes and in regions at war or under occupation, but also by intolerant state and non-state actors. Academic freedom is also increasingly compromised within the academy itself  by profit-maximisation models and audit cultures. How can we safeguard academic freedom and theContinue reading SAR Event – Academic freedom in turbulent times – 6 Nov Maynooth University