DCU hosted the 2017 Political Studies Association Annual Conference at All Hallows Campus from October 13th to 15th. Organised by Christine Andreeva, Dr Eoin O’Malley and Prof Gary Murphy, of the School of LAw and Government, the event had the highest attendance of any PSAI Annual Conference to date. PSAI 2017 brought together a range of experts to present on an eclectic spectrum of research areas including climate change, Brexit, EU border control, terrorism, conflict mediation, human security and electoral politics. DCU staff presenting at PSAI 2017 included: Prof Iain McMenamin, Dr James Gallen, Dr Vicky Conway, Dr Tanya Ni Mhuirthile, Dr Eamonn McConnon, Dr Dawn Walsh School of Law and Government; Dr Jane Suiter, Dr Brenda McNally, School of Communications; and Dr Ian Cooper, DCU Brexit Institute.
The conference also included the Peter Mair Lecture by Prof Luca Verzichelli of the University of Siena, an address by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahearn and the launch of Dr Dawn Walsh’s book by Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary-Lou McDonald.