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Independence, Nationalism and Democracy
Movements for independence, within the EU in Scotland, Catalonia and the British vote to exit the EU, have become an increasingly prominent feature on Europe’s political landscape over recent years. But what challenges do seceding nations face and what are the potential gains in terms of policy autonomy and political sovereignty? On January 29th 2019, Trinity Research in Social Sciences had the following speakers who explored these, and other issues related to contemporary European succession:  Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician, who will discuss the present political situation in Catalonia and the right to self-determination in Europe.  Marvin Suesse, Assistant Professor in Economics at Trinity College, who will examine the economic costs of sovereignty.  Michelle D’Arcy, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Trinity College, who will consider secession and the fiscal contract: reflections from the post-colonial world.  Emanuel Coman, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Trinity College, who will consider a theoretical analysis of Woodrow Wilson self-determination  The event was chaired by Prof Gail McElroy, Professor in Political Science and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy.   www.tcd.ie/triss  www.tcd.ie/ssp
01:35:46
August 23, 2021
COVID-19 and the Future of Cities
Trinity Research in Social Sciences, in partnership with its member schools and disciplines, ran a weekly series "COVID-19 and a Changing Society". These featured insights from across the social sciences from Trinity academics and international Social Scientists.  Our first event “COVID-19 and the Future of Cities” on May 18th 2020 at 3pm Irish Standard Time was co-hosted with the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin.     Panelists:  Prof. Edward Glaeser, Harvard University  Prof. Jessie Handbury, University of Pennsylvania  Prof. Diego Puga, CEMFI  Chair:  Prof. Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin   Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He has published dozens of papers on cities economic growth, law, and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992. Some of his recent work examines how COVID-19 has affected small businesses.   Jessie Handbury is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her BA and PhD at Columbia University and was selected as a NBER Faculty Research Fellow, International Trade and Investment. Her research interests lie at the intersection of urban economics, trade, and industrial organization. She has developed an exposure index based on smartphone app location data to help analysis during the current pandemic.   Diego Puga is Professor of Economics at CEMFI, in Madrid, Spain. His research interests include urban economics, economic geography and international trade. Born in Spain, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Economics, he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1997. He is member of the Multidisciplinary Workgroup advising the Spanish government on scientific issues related to COVID-19 and its future consequences.   Martina Kirchberger is an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin. She is a development economist with a particular interest in urbanization, infrastructure, the construction sector, labor markets, and spatial mobility. Previously, she was an Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University. She received her DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2014. Some of her ongoing research examines the labor market effects of COVID-19 on low-skilled urban workers.
01:28:36
August 23, 2021
Dr. Dawn Mannay on the value of cultural and creative engagement for young people in foster care
At the 10th Children in Care Research Forum, Dr. Dawn Mannay presented the findings of a case study of an arts-based programme delivered in Wales, UK to young people in foster care.
54:09
August 13, 2021
Human Rights and Democracy after COVID-19
Trinity Research in Social Sciences, in partnership with its member schools and disciplines, ran a weekly series "COVID-19 and a Changing Society". These featured insights from across the social sciences from Trinity academics and international Social Scientists. Our third event “Human Rights and Democracy after COVID-19" was co-hosted with the School of Law and Trinity Centre for Constitutional Governance (TriCon). It features Prof Gabor Halmai from the European University institute, Mr Alok Prasanna Kumar of the VIDHI Centre for Legal Policy in New Delhi, Prof. Donna Lyons from Trinity College, and Prof. Suryapratim Roy from Trinity College. Human rights and democracy have been threatened by the Covid health crisis. While lockdown measures are a reasonable response to a public health emergency, they must respect national and international human rights frameworks. Some countries, however, have taken advantage of the crisis to entrench authoritarian projects and undermine human rights. This timely discussion explores the international human rights norms as well as the evolving situation in Hungary and India. Gabor Halmai is Professor and Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law at the European University Institute in Florence. His primary research interests are comparative constitutional law and international human rights. He has published several books and articles, as well as edited volumes on these topics in English, German and Hungarian. He has previously taught and researched at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary and Princeton University in the USA. He was previously chief advisor to the President of the Hungarian Constitutional Court. Alok Prasanna Kumar is Senior Resident Fellow and Team Lead at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy in New Delhi. His areas of research include Judicial Reforms, Constitutional law, Urban Development, and Law and Technology. He writes a monthly column for the Economic and Political Weekly and has published in the Indian Journal of Constitutional Law and National Law School of India Review apart from media outlets such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Scroll, Quint and Caravan. He has practised in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court. Donna Lyons is assistant professor of international law at Trinity College Dublin. She researches, writes and teaches in the area of international human rights law. She is an expert member of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee on Human Rights. Prior to taking up the Assistant Professor position at Trinity College, she held positions with the Law Reform Commission of Ireland and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Chairing the session will be Suryapratim Roy. He is assistant professor of Regulatory Law in the School of law. He teaches and writes on environmental law, climate law, and the law’s response to risk. Before joining academia, he was a researcher with the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg and practised infrastructure law in Mumbai.
01:14:26
August 10, 2021
Travel and Tourism in a Post Covid Society
Trinity Research in Social Sciences, in partnership with its member schools and disciplines, ran a weekly series "COVID-19 and a Changing Society". These featured insights from across the social sciences from Trinity academics and international Social Scientists. Our second event “Travel and Tourism in a Post Covid Society" was co-hosted with the School of Business and featured Prof. Brian Lucey from Trinity College, Prof. Denise O'Leary from Technological University Dublin, Prof. Brent Ritchie from the University of Queensland and Prof. Jane Ali-Knight from Edinburgh Napier University. As one of the world's biggest industries, the tourism sector is facing massive repercussions from the Covid health crisis and the associated lockdown measures. Not only is it the hardest hit sector; it could be the one slowest to recover from the upcoming economic recession. This timely discussion features a range of international experts. Denise O’Leary is Assistant Head of School of Hospitality Management and Tourism in Technological University Dublin. She has extensive experience as a manager, lecturer and researcher in third level institutions in Ireland and the US and over 10 years of experience as a consultant in the private sector. One focus of her academic research is on collaboration at both an organisational and inter-organisational level and she explores collaboration in networks, including food tourism networks. She is also interested in tourism skills development. She is currently involved in the Next Tourism Generation Alliance project, an EU funded project which includes education, training and industry partners from across Europe and is tasked with developing a Blueprint for addressing skills needs in the European tourism sector. Ritchie Brent has coordinated several research projects including Sustainable Tourism CRC and consultancy work for a number of tourism organisations in the public and private sector in Australia, England, Vietnam and New Zealand. His research interests are associated with tourism risk management. His research has focused on understanding risk from an individual and organisational perspective. His work on organisations explores risk attitudes and response strategies to effectively respond and recover from crises and disasters. He also explores tourist attitudes to risk and their risk reduction behaviour, including beach goers, Australian outbound travellers and potential travellers to the Middle East and in Indonesia. Jane Ali-Knight is currently leading and developing the festival and event subject group as well as lecturing at Universities internationally and facilitating training and development in the field. She is Course Director of the highly successful ‘Destination Leaders Programme’ delivered with Scottish Enterprise. Her core activities fall into three main areas: event and festival related programmes; research and publications and conferences and professional events. She is currently a board member of BAFA (British Arts and Festivals Association); Without Walls; Women in Tourism; Hidden Door Festival and is a Fellow of the HEA and Royal Society of the Arts. Chairing the session will be Brian Lucey. He is Professor of Finance at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. A graduate of TCD , with a First Class degree in Economics in 1984, Professor Lucey has worked as a statistician in the Department of Health and as an Economist in the Central Bank, prior to joining TCD. He has studied at graduate level in Canada, Ireland and Scotland, and holds a PhD from University of Stirling.
01:06:01
August 10, 2021
The Future of Retail
Trinity Research in Social Sciences, in partnership with its member schools and disciplines, ran a weekly series called "COVID-19 and a Changing Society". These featured insights from across the social sciences from Trinity academics and international Social Scientists. This was the sixth event in the series and was co-hosted with the School of Business Confinement has drastically affected the retail industry as well as consumer habits. We are now entering a post-confinement phase, yet this may not be necessarily a post-covid-19 phase. In this episode, we will review the immediate consequences of confinement as well as the more long term effect of social distancing on consumer habits, retail settings and structure. To discuss the future of retail, the role of digital platforms and the supply chain implications of a transformed retail sector, we will be joined by Jonathan Reynolds, Associate Professor in Retail Marketing and Deputy Dean Said Business School, University of Oxford, Devon Hughes, founder and CEO of online grocery delivery company Buymie and Sinead Roden, Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Management at Trinity Business School. The discussion will be facilitated by Laurent Muzellec, director of the Centre for Digital Business, Trinity Business School. Jonathan Reynolds is one of the leading academic experts in the study of the retail sector internationally. He is Associate Professor in Retail Marketing and Deputy Dean at Saïd Business School. He is a founding member of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, and has been its Academic Director since 1999. The Institute undertakes a range of both commissioned and public domain research with direct relevance to practitioners, but which is nevertheless grounded within rigorous academic scholarship. His views are sought after by businesses, policy makers and the media. He is heavily committed to knowledge exchanges, actively seeking to ensure that his research can be widely disseminated among policy-makers and practitioners. Devon Hughes, founder and CEO of online grocery delivery company Buymie. Devan has extensive experience in commercial and operational efficiency with expertise in platform economics and architecture. After launching in Dublin in 2016, Buymie has become Ireland’s fastest grocery delivery platform, even though it has no vans, owns no stores and holds no stock. It is now expanding in the UK. Buymie is a mobile application that offers personalised convenience. It is allowing customers to order from their favourite local stores and have the goods hand-delivered to their door in as little as one hour. Sinéad Roden is an Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Management at Trinity Business School. Sinead’s research coalesces around the area of risk management and supplier crises, specifically the mitigation of supply chain risk and the impact of supply base characteristics on supply chain disruption recovery. Sinead’s research has been published in lading journals such as Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, R&D Management and Journal of Manufacturing and Technology Management. Laurent Muzellec is Professor in Marketing, founder and director of the Centre for Digital Business, Trinity Business School. His academic work on digital business model, branding and electronic Word of Mouth has appeared in several international publications including the Journal of Advertising Research, the European Journal of Marketing or Industrial Marketing Management. Much of this research has been picked up in the media causing Laurent to be a regular commentator in the media.
01:15:14
August 10, 2021
Prof. João Sebastião: Will Educational Inclusion Policies be able to Survive Covid19?
European Sociological Association  Sociology of Education Research Network 10  Inclusive Education and Society in a Time of Change: Theories, Policies and Practices   Trinity College Dublin, 20-21 August 2020
41:60
April 19, 2021
Prof. Louise Archer on Sociology of Education and Social Justice: Putting Praxis into Practice?
European Sociological Association  Sociology of Education Research Network 10  Inclusive Education and Society in a Time of Change: Theories, Policies and Practices  Trinity College Dublin, 20-21 August 2020
46:26
April 19, 2021
Overcoming Sexism and Racism in Higher Education
The School of Social Work & Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin has recently been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award for its efforts to strengthen gender equality. While the Athena Swan Charter has been recognised for its contribution to improving gender equality, the charter also acknowledges that gender equality on its own is only one aspect of equality and a more intersectional approach is needed to develop action points which consider the multiple forms of inequalities women face when accessing higher education – including exclusion based on race, citizenship and social class. The 2020 protests organised by the Irish Black Lives Matter movement and the testimonies of Black and ethnic minority women living in Ireland are a continuous reminder of the systemic racism still present in Irish society.   This webinar facilitated a discussion on sexism, racism and class, and how their intersections specifically affect the career progression of women from ethnic minority backgrounds in higher education. The event aims to highlight the lived experience of Black and ethnic minority women pursuing an academic career and the everyday racism and sexism they encounter. We are delighted to present Dr Ebun Joseph (Institute of Antiracism and Black Studies, Ireland) and Dr Keisha Lindsay (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) as keynote speakers on the topic of Black and ethnic minority women in higher education in Ireland and the US. The two presentations were followed by three breakout sessions hosted by Mamobo Ogoro (University of Limerick), Dr Ayeshah Émon (Trinity College Dublin) and Ms Donnah Sibanda Vuma (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland) to offer an interactive space to discuss strategies and action points needed to create a more inclusive academic environment. This webinar is kindly supported by the Trinity Equality Fund and the School of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.
01:00:01
April 12, 2021
TRiSS Bitesized Talks: International Women's Day 2020
Speakers are: Nandini Gupta, a doctoral candidate with International Peace Studies who is working on a comparative analysis between Northern Ireland and Kashmir conflict in general and women's contribution to peace-making processes, Dr.Ciara O'Connell, a research fellow with the School of Law, on ‘Gender, women and prisons: Doing empirical research’ and Prof. Fainche Ryan of the Loyola Institute on Women and the Church.
49:45
March 12, 2021
How to fight fake news about climate change with Prof. John Cook
There’s overwhelming scientific evidence that global warming is happening and humans are the cause. However, there’s also a mountain of misinformation designed to confuse the public about climate change. How do we respond to the firehose of falsehoods? One way to effectively neutralize the influence of misinformation is inoculation. This takes the idea of vaccination and applies it to knowledge—we can build immunity to misinformation by exposing people to a weakened form of misinformation. In other words, expose the misleading techniques used in misinformation. Not only does this approach neutralize the influence of science denial, it can turn misinformation into an educational opportunity and improve critical thinking. Dr. John Cook will outline his psychological and critical thinking research into countering misinformation and demonstrate with visual examples.   John Cook is a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. He obtained his PhD at the University of Western Australia, studying the cognitive psychology of climate science denial. His research focus is understanding and countering misinformation about climate change. In 2007, he founded Skeptical Science, a website which won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge and 2016 Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. John authored the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, that combines climate science, critical thinking, and cartoons to explain and counter climate misinformation. He also co-authored the college textbooks Climate Change: Examining the Facts and Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis and the book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand. In 2013, he published a paper finding 97% scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, a finding that has been highlighted by President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
01:04:33
March 11, 2021
Public Law Responses to Public Health Emergencies
International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Public Law Responses to Public Health Emergencies   The International Association of Constitutional Law—in association with Trinity Research in Social Sciences and the Trinity Centre for Constitutional Governance—will hold the first webinar of the recently formed Research Group on Public Law Responses to Public Health Emergencies. State responses to COVID-19 engage the full breadth of public law. Comparative constitutional scholarship is critical in enabling countries to learn from the experiences of others as we face a common challenge.   This webinar will address one of the central themes of the Research Group, namely the balance between executives and parliaments in both the enactment and oversight of legal measures. Prof Cheryl Saunders will reflect on the topic, ‘Constitutional emergency frameworks: Experiences with COVID-19’.   The webinar will be moderated by Prof Oran Doyle.   Cheryl Saunders is Laureate Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne Law School. She has specialist interests in Australian and comparative public law, including comparative constitutional law and method, intergovernmental relations and constitutional design and change. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law, a former President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies, a former President of the Administrative Review Council of Australia and a senior technical advisor to the Constitution Building program of International IDEA. She has held visiting positions in law schools in many parts of the world and is an officer of the Order of Australia and a Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur of France.   Oran Doyle is professor in law at Trinity College Dublin, director of the COVID-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory, and co-convenor of the IACL Research Group on Public Law Responses to Public Health Emergencies.
57:54
March 11, 2021
Prof. Selim Gulesci on: if youth empowerment programs help reduce domestic violence during Covid19
To celebrate  International Women's Day in 2021, the three Trinity faculties and Trinity Research in Social Sciences came together to host a half day webinar.
13:17
March 11, 2021
Prof. Ivana Bacik: a snapshot of her research on International Women's Day 2021
To celebrate  International Women's Day in 2021, the three Trinity faculties and Trinity Research in Social Sciences came together to host a half day webinar.
09:30
March 11, 2021
Dr. Maria Lotty: an evaluation of Fostering Connections: The Trauma informed Foster Care Programme
At the 9th Children in Care Research Forum Dr. Maria Lotty (University College Cork) presented findings from one part of her PhD study. Her presentation is entitled: Key messages from an evaluation of Fostering Connections: The Trauma informed Foster Care Programme
58:55
February 25, 2021
Dr. Eavan Brady: Exploring the educational pathways of care-experienced adults
At the 8th Children in Care Research Forum, Dr. Eavan Brady presented key findings from her PhD research study exploring the educational pathways of care-experienced adults. Hosted by the School of Social Work and Social Policy and Trinity Research in Social Sciences. Episode cover photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash.
01:05:30
February 16, 2021
Trends and Directions in Criminal Justice: Learning from the Past, Creating the Future
The School of Social Work & Social Policy and Trinity Research In Social Science (TRiSS) held a webinar on 27th November 2020. Presentation by Assistant Adjunct Professor Vivian Geiran.  Respondent: Associate Professor Nicola Carr.  Chair: Professor Eoin O'Sullivan . Abstract of Vivian's Presentation: Having worked in the public service for more than forty years, former Probation Service Director, Vivian Geiran, will reflect on significant changes in the Irish criminal justice system, as well as internationally, over that time. From what brought him into probation work in the first place, through the highlights of his time as a probation officer and leader, Vivian will reflect on what sustained him over his career, as well as on modernisation efforts, the growth in the use of ICT and other developments impacting the frontline worker. Vivian will also consider the major paradigmatic shifts in focus and organisation of probation work, from offender reform and rehabilitation, through the RNR (Risk, Need and Responsibility) model, 'What Works? and 'managerialism,' to desistance, service user involvement, restorative practice, victimology, and mass correctional supervision, among other issues. He will also evaluate trends in criminal justice policy and practice, in Ireland and internationally, and look forward to potential future directions. Vivian Geiran – retired as Director of the Irish Probation Service at the end of 2019. A registered social worker, and now Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at TCD, Vivian is on the Judicial Council's Sentencing Guidelines & Information Committee, and a board member of the Irish Association of Social Workers and Ana Liffey Drug Project. He is a member of the Council of Europe's Council for Penological Cooperation (PC-CP) working group (which develops probation and prisons practice standards for the forty-seven member States), as well as of the International Penal & Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF). An international consultant on criminal justice, Vivian's research interests include criminal justice social work and community sanctions and measures, particularly probation, community service and parole. He co-authored Council of Europe guidelines on implementing community sanctions & measures and has published numerous papers on social work and probation. Nicola Carr is an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Nottingham. She is Editor of the Probation Journal and a Board member of the Irish Probation Journal. She is also a member of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation and Youth Justice's Expert Advisory Group. She was a convenor of the European Society of Criminology's Working Group on Community Sanctions and Measures and a Scientific Expert to the Council of Europe's Council of Penological Co-Operation (PC-CP), where she helped to develop Guidelines Regarding Recruitment, Selection, Education, Training and Professional Development of Prison and Probation Staff. She has researched and published on probation and community sanctions in comparative contexts. Episode cover photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash.
01:25:45
February 16, 2021