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Violence, Space and the Archives Conference

The Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Research Cluster co-organised a conference on Violence, Space and the Archives in NUI Galway on 23-24 May 2019 with almost thirty speakers from across Europe and North America. The event brought together archivists, political scientists, sociologists, historians, geographers, human rights scholars and others to explore key themes at the intersection between… | Read on »

Cairnes School/Whitaker Institute Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series – Professor Alma McCarthy

The Whitaker Institute in association with the J.E. Cairnes School of Business, was delighted to launch the ‘Cairnes School/Whitaker Institute Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series’ on 9th October 2019.  Professor Alma McCarthy, Professor of Public Sector Management and head of the Management Discipline in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics delivered the first lecture… | Read on »

Dr Deirdre Curran’s Research Findings on the Poor Treatment of Hospitality Workers

 Work, Organizations and Society cluster member, Dr Deirdre Curran’s research on the poor treatment of hospitality workers has garnered media attention. The research finds that high numbers of hospitality workers are reporting verbal and physical abuse, and sexual harassment. Read more about the findings here: Irish Independent  Irish Times  Irish Examiner  Dr Curran also spoke to… | Read on »

Implementing Whistleblowing Systems: Is Your Organization Ready?

The incoming EU Whistleblowing Directive 2019 will require many organizations* to make significant changes to protect whistleblowers against retaliation, establish confidential whistleblower channels and clear reporting processes.  Organisations must implement arrangements now that enable employees to speak up about perceived wrongdoing. But how to go about this? This research examined key organizations in the finance,… | Read on »