News for: Conflict, Rights, And Security

RTÉ Brainstorm: 70 years on, is NATO past its sell-by date?

A new RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Prof Ray Murphy, looks at the functionality of NATO 70 years after its inception. 70 years on, is NATO past its sell-by date? Opinion: NATO has moved far from a core mission “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down.” Former NATO… | Read on »

New Report: The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the shadow of Brexit

The Whitaker Institute is proud to launch a new report, written by Giada Lagana, Niall Ó Dochartaigh and Anita Naughton entitled ‘The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the shadow of Brexit’. The report highlights the substantial and deeply-rooted character of European support for the search for a political solution in Northern Ireland. It is based… | Read on »

The trial of Ratko Mladić – An Insider’s View

  The Cluster on Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security co-hosted a seminar with the Irish Centre for Human Rights on the prosecution of Ratko Mladić on Wednesday 14 March 2018. The well-attended seminar was given by Jonas Nilsson, former Senior Legal Officer advising the Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague. In this… | Read on »

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 »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Dr. Niall O Dochartaigh – Peace negotiations and the power of territory

Dr Niall O Dochartaigh, Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Sociology and leader of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Research Cluster, Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway discusses the origins of his research interests with Angela Sice and describes the key questions on power, conflict and territory that drive his research agenda. He details his work… | Read on »

Conflict mediation expert at Whitaker sheds light on the role of intermediaries in the Northern Ireland peace process

Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh leader of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security research cluster spoke on the BBC World Service’s Witness programme aired on Friday 6 February about the role of intermediary Brendan Duddy in the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr Ó Dochartaigh worked with Brendan Duddy between 2006 and 2010 arranging the deposit and cataloguing of… | Read on »

Launch of the Neil Smith Graduate Research Award

The Neil Smith Graduate Research Award was launched by the MA in Environment, Society and Development Programme Director, Dr John Morrissey, in conjunction with the Dean of Arts, Dr Edward Herring, and Distinguished Professor of Geography and Anthropology from City University of New York (CUNY), Prof. David Harvey at the 45th Conference of Irish Geographers…. | Read on »