News for: Social Sciences Research Centre

RTÉ Brainstorm – Who monitors the US presidential election?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at how elections are monitored in the United States and by whom. Who monitors the US presidential election? Research has found that voter fraud in the United States is “very rare”, but… | 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… | 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 »

Article on Political Reform in Costa Rica Highlights the Irish Experience

Dr Ruth Prichard—a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Social Sciences Research Centre cluster—co-authored an article in Costa Rica’s La Nacion newspaper on 16 August that explores political reform in the Central American country with an eye on Ireland’s experience. NUI Galway is working with the University of Costa Rica’s Centre for Research and Political Studies (CIEP),… | Read on »