Dr Paola Rivetti, IICRR scholar, delivered a TEDx talk “What’s wrong with solidarity?” The event was organised by TEDxTrinityCollegeDublin. Dr Rivetti’s talk addresses the fear of making mistakes that holds us back, both as researchers and as people. Drawing on her personal experiences she speaks about the journey to seeing mistakes as opportunities and the freedom of conducting research without the fear of making mistakes. Dr Rivetti taps into her experiences working with refugees in Plaza City Hotel in Athens to discuss the pressing issues of how we may lend a hand to those who most need it, while enabling them to maintain their dignity? She discusses how embracing mistakes helped to develop as both a researcher and as a person.
Dr Paola Rivetti was named the Early-Career Researcher of the Year by the Irish Research Council in 2017 and also received Dublin City University President’s Research Award for Early Career Researcher 2017/2018. Her latest book is Islamists and the politics of the Arab uprisings