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RTÉ Brainstorm: The Secrets Behind a Peace Process

An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh—of the Whitaker Institute’s Technology & Governance and Conflict, Humanitarianism & Security research clusters—looks at the secrets behind a peace process. Bogotá celebrations to mark the signing of the historic agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels ending 52 years of conflict Opinion: There are many similarities in… | Read on »

New Book on Feminism and Sport Features Dr Easkey Britton

As momentum around surfing builds with over 35 million surfers globally and the sport rapidly growing in developing countries, how can we better understand the benefits of surfing and acknowledge its differential effect on minority participants, in particular for females, in diverse cultural and economic settings? Through the delivery of a surf initiative in Iran… | Read on »

New €2 Million Project Launched on Oceans and Human Health Links

The European Union is investing €2 million in a new initiative designed to coordinate research into the complex links between the marine environment and human health and wellbeing. Led by the University of Exeter Medical School and funded by Horizon 2020, the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) project launches in December 2017… | Read on »

Prof Grimes Discusses Apple’s Global Value Chains in Asia

Prof Séamus Grimes–a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Innovation and Structural Change and Social Sciences Research Centre research clusters–recently spoke with Yves Gassot, the CEO IDATE DigiWorld Institute, about the intricacies of Apple’s global value chains in Asia. “About seven years ago, I began to realise that if I was to say anything meaningful about multinational technology… | Read on »

Dr Aidan Kane Features on RTE’s Brainstorm

Dr Aidan Kane–of the Whitaker Institute’s Macroeconomics and Finance reseach cluster, as well as Creative, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities and Socio-economic Marine Research Unit research clusters–recently featured on RTE’s Brainstorm website, discussing fiscal and budgetary history, linking it to his groundbreaking research project Duanaire. According to Dr Kane, budgets may be about the future, but… | Read on »

Whitaker Members Receive President’s Research Excellence Awards

The Whitaker Institute is delighted that four of its members received President’s Research Excellence Awards at the annual Research and Innovation Symposium on 4 September. Dr Kieran Conboy, Lead of the Agile and Open Innovation (LERO) research cluster, received a Research Supervisor award. An Established Researcher award was presented each to Dr Frances Fahy—Lead of… | Read on »

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes

Title: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes Supervisor:  Dr Nata Duvvury, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time Closing date for applications:  22 September 2017 Details: NUI Galway’s Centre for Global for Women’s Studies, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, is pleased to… | Read on »