Celebrating 10 years of Marine Economics and Policy Research at NUI Galway

The 10th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium was held on Thursday and Friday the 28th and 29th of November at the Marine Institute in Oranmore. Organised each year by the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) of the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, with the support of the Marine Institute, the one and a half… | Read on »

Professor Kate Kenny Presents Research on Whistleblowing

Work, Organizations and Society leader, Professor Kate Kenny has participated in a number of events recently showcasing the research she has undertaken on Whistleblowing. On 21st November, Professor Kenny was invited to be a panellist at the Transparency International Ireland Conference on Integrity at Work in Dublin. Transparency International Ireland’s Integrity at Work Conference 2019 brought… | Read on »

Writers’ Retreat – December 2nd-4th

The Whitaker Writers’ Retreat ran from 2-4 December this year. Over twenty staff from the Whitaker and Moore Institutes signed up to spend some protected time away from the office working on a publication. Most who were on the retreat were working on journal articles and substantial progress was made with many people reporting completed… | Read on »

Ethics in the Last (and Next) Financial Crisis

On 25 November, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a seminar with Professor Richard Bowen from the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Bowen was a business chief underwriter at Citigroup who discovered that billions of dollars annually of defective mortgages were being sold to investors in securitizations as quality mortgages. He provided evidence to… | Read on »

The Wire – Saving the Economy from Development

Whitaker Institute member Dr Srinivasan Raghavendran, of the Macroeconomics and Finance research cluster, has penned a new article for The Wire. The article explores negative developments in the Indian economy and the need for change. Read more here.

RTÉ Brainstorm – Are banks and bankers capable of changing their tune?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, cluster leader of Work, Organizations and Society, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. Through the lens of the banking crisis, the article illustrates the importance of senior management to learn from past mistakes. Are banks and bankers capable of changing their tune?         KBC’s… | Read on »

Cairnes School/Whitaker Institute Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series – Professor Jonathan Levie

The Cairnes School/Whitaker Institute Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series continued on Wednesday 20 November with Professor Jonathan Levie, recently appointed Professor of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. Drawing on 35 years of working with a diverse range of national and regional entrepreneurial ecosystems across the world, Professor Levie discussed how diverse regional stakeholders can cooperate to enhance… | Read on »

Irish Times – Recruited, rewarded and reviled: informers in times of conflict

Dr Shane Darcy, Irish Centre for Human Rights

Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Darcy, cluster leader of Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security, has written a new article for the Irish Times. The article discusses how the unregulated use of informers during a conflict runs the risk of human rights abuses, the subject of his new book. Read the piece here.