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Political Power, Criminality and Conflict Conference – 16th September 2022

Date: September 16th, 2022 Venue: The Gallery, Helix, DCU Glasnevin campus (Dublin 9) Event Schedule and speaker bios here. Registration Compulsory: Please register for the conference (free) here. International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR)  will organise a conference aimed at contributing to a better understanding of the ways in which criminality and politics…

Gender re-ordering and the Colombian peace agreement

[This blog post is based on ‘The unspoken red-line in Colombia: Gender reordering of women ex-combatants and the transformative peace agenda’, co-authored by José A. Gutiérrez with Emma Murphy and published in Cooperation & Conflict. For the complete account, methods and discussion, please read the original.] José A. Gutiérrez Despite the various roles that women…

Explaining the different results in opinion polls on Irish unity

Attitude surveys tend to show that public opinion in Northern Ireland, on the political future, has shifted significantly in the aftermath of the UK’s 2016 Brexit referendum, but there are significant differences between polls on the scale of this change. [This post was originally published on Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Website] John Doyle Before the Brexit…

The first time you flee war is hard, the second one is easier: a Ukrainian personal Odyssey

Abel Polese Fleeing – Kyiv (Ukraine), 24 February, 05:48 AM Escaping your first war is harder than you may think. You hear the bombs from a distance, you see the blast of the explosions and your brain still thinks “it’s far away, it won’t get all the way here”. It is the first step of…

Online seminar with Prof. John Doyle (Dublin City University)

Topic: “The economic agenda in the debate on a United Ireland”   Thursday 09th June 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Register for the event here The fifth seminar in the QUB School of Law and DCU School of Law and Government Joint Seminar series: “Reflections on a United Ireland” will be delivered by Prof John…

Online seminar with Prof. Colin Harvey (Queen’s University Belfast)

Topic: Planning and Preparing for Constitutional Change: The State of the Conversation Thursday 05th May 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Full recording of the webinar here: The fourth seminar in QUB School of Law and DCU School of Law and Government Joint Seminar series: “Reflections on a United Ireland”. The intensified interest in questions about…

An Historic Northern Ireland Election

[This article was originally published by DCU Brexit Institute] Prof. John Doyle  The results of the Northern Ireland Assembly election, which have seen Sinn Féin become the most popular party in Northern Ireland, with the right to nominate the First Minister, are truly historic.  The boundaries of Northern Ireland were defined 101 years ago, in an…

[Roundtable] The legacy of 9/11: Community policing in Ireland and Turkey

To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS), the Jean Monnet Network on EU Counter-Terrorism (EUCTER), the DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR), and the Irish Network for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (INMENAS) brought together distinguished scholars working on different aspects…

What will be on the ballot paper in a Unity referendum and how many referenda will be held?

The substantive question to be put to the people north and south is clear in the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). A binary choice will be offered to the people as to ‘whether they prefer to continue to support the Union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland’. The precise wording o the ballot paper…