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Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Symposium 2016

May 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Alexander Anderson Boardroom, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Organised by: Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Research Cluster

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All cluster members and interested colleagues are invited to attend but please register online in advance


1:00pm   Welcome (brown bag lunch is provided)
Niall Ó Dochartaigh and Shane Darcy

1:10 – 2:50pm   Session 1: Nation, State, Power
Chair: Niall Ó Dochartaigh (School of Political Science & Sociology)

  • Legitimate and Illegitimate Nations: The Union, the Confederacy, Italy, and the Wider World in the 1860s. Enrico Dal Lago (History)
  • Conflict, Symbols and Constitutional Design. Eoin Daly (School of Law)
  • Reflections on Power. Mark Haugaard (School of Political Science & Sociology)


2:50-4:00pm   Session 2: Humanitarianism and the Global South
Chair: Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights)

  • A New History of Humanitarianism? Kevin O’Sullivan (History)
  • (De)Constructing Poverty: Problematising Global South Homogeneity in Comic Relief 2013. Kathy Reilly and Natasha Keenaghan (Geography)


4:00 – 4:15pm   Coffee/Tea

4:15-6:00pm   Session 3: ‘The Enemy Within’
Chair: John Morrissey (Geography)

  • Interrogation, Violence and the Law. Aoife Duffy (Irish Centre for Human Rights)
  • Fighting the Enemy Within: Counter-Intelligence by Organised Armed Groups and the International Law of Armed Conflict. Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights)
  • Remembering Political Persecution: Eyewitness Testimony at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. Deirdre Byrnes (German)

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