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  • US and Northern Ireland Diplomatic Perspective | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    variety of Irish American politicians forced Haughey into a change of heart The second panel chaired by the Clinton Institute s John Moore Newman fellow Dr Andrew Sanders featured Lord Kerr the former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States between 1995 and 1997 Dr Kevin McNamara the former Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the author of an important book on the MacBride Principles and Professor Andrew Wilson of Loyola University Chicago Lord Kerr introduced the important European dimension to the discussion while providing important insight from the latter years of the Major Government a time when the foundations upon which Tony Blair s Labour Government could build were set Dr McNamara spoke about the role and perception of the Labour Party during its time in opposition particularly to the government of Margaret Thatcher to the role of the United States in Northern Ireland Finally Professor Wilson spoke about the role of Unionists in the United States in particular the Operation USA tour of the early 1980s Following lunch Professor Robert Gerwarth the Director of the UCD Centre for War Studies chaired a panel featuring Sir Jonathan Phillips formerly the Permanent Secretary to the Northern Ireland Office former Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom Daithi O Ceallaigh and Washington based Attorney and public policy adviser Mr Paul S Quinn Sir Jonathan provided insight into the Northern Irish dimension in particular how he and the Northern Ireland Office played a part in the establishment of a lasting peace in Northern Ireland Daithi O Ceallaigh introduced the Irish in Britain dimension an important and often under appreciated side of the story although his talk drew from years of experience in both Ireland the United States and the United Kingdom Paul Quinn spoke of his career in Irish affairs from an American perspective detailing exactly how the relationships within the United States played an important part throughout the Northern Irish conflict and how these can continue to influence the path of Northern Ireland into the new century The third panel closed with comme nts from Irish Times political correspondent Deaglan de Breadun Final comments were provided by Professor Ronan Fanning Professor Bric closed the colloquium by thanking all participants and audience members Mr Paul Quinn Mr Willie McCarter Ambassador Pertti Majanen Outline Since 1968 the involvement of individual Americans America n organisations and agencies and eventually the American government in the troubles of Northern Ireland have been motivated by a variety of factors Some of these have been informed by historical memory some by the complex nature of American and in particular Irish American society and politics and still others by the need to address a problem which while regional in nature was also informing and informed by international politics and relationships The relative importance of these motivations also varied over time and in particular by differences in the ways in which the relevant actors both within Northern Ireland and within Britain and Ireland were assessing the

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  • Research Seminars in American History | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    Losses Monday 4th March 2013 5 15pm Clinton Institute Dr Steven Casey Reader in International History London School of Economics and Political Science Globalization of Surfing Monday 8th April 2013 5 15pm Clinton Institute Dr Scott Laderman Assocate Professor of History University of Minnesota Duluth A Sense of Power US Foreign Policy Monday 15th April 2013 5 15pm Clinton Institute Dr John A Thompson Reader Emeritus St Catharine s Cambridge Cool Hand Luck How America Played its Hand Entertaining the World Wednesday 24th April 2013 5 15pm Clinton Institute Professor Rob Kroes Professor Emeritus University of Amsterdam Cultural historians and Americanists of a more recent vintage are adding to our understanding of how America s mass cultural reach could end up holding empire over the mind of Americans first and of foreign audiences later on following their exposure of America s mass culture America s mastery of forms of mass entertainment coming to full fruition in the latter half of the nineteenth centruy aimed first at Americanizing the millions of strangers in its midst the hordes of immigrants coming to its shores Having mastered the trick of conveying its readings of America as a meaningful construct across the manifold cultural lines dividing its heterogeneous population it could then avail itself of this cultural competence in exposing foreign publics to the soft power of its cultural lure As it turned out america proved equally successful in crossing the many national divides abroad that had set apart national cultures before It entertained the many while exposing them to implied readings of America s sway cultural and political as well With Friends Like this H Ross Perot and the Nixon White House Wednesday 28th November 2012 5 15pm Clinton Institute Dr Sarah Thelen Dr Thelen completed her doctoral studies at the American University

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  • Progressing Reconciliation | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    in Humanitarian Action and the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection The seminar will be of special interest to students researchers practitioners and community leaders interested in or working on societal reconciliation especially in Northern Ireland There is no participation cost To register kindly email cha ucd ie or call 353 0 1716 7608 Programme 9 00 9 30 Registration and Coffee 9 30 10 30 Reconciliation in International Peace Agreements a critical analysis Prof Kjell Ake Nordquist Stockholm School of Theology Uppsala University Sweden Prof Pedro Valenzuela Javeriana University Colombia 10 30 11 00 The Good Friday Agreement a contextual analysis Monica Mc Williams tbc Ulster University 11 00 11 30 Coffee Break 11 30 1 00 Education and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland Prof Roger Austin School of Education University of Ulster Dr Caitlin Donnelly School of Education Queen s University 1 00 2 00 Lunch Break 2 00 3 30 Religion and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland Rev Gary Mason Methodist Church Fr Gary Donegan Holy Cross Belfast 3 30 4 00 Coffee Break 4 00 5 30 Specialised Reconciliation Organisations William Devas CEO Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Duncan Morrow tbc The Corrymeela Community 5 30 6 00 Closing Remarks Speakers Profiles Kjell Ake Nordquist is currently a visiting professor in the Human Rights and Peace Building Research Program at the Stockholm School of Theology in Stockholm Sweden He holds a permanent position as associate professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Uppsala Sweden His research interests include issues of territory and conflict mediation as well as reconciliation and peace processes Apart from being a prolific writer on these and other topics Dr Nordquist also has considerable international experience in the field of mediation and facilitation He has chaired co chaired dialogue workshops with high level participants from conflicting groups in Israel Palestine Sudan Cyprus Armenia Azerbaijan and Indonesia East Timor He has also served as a consultant to the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs on several occasions Pedro Enrique Valenzuela is currently Chair of Conflict Theory and Conflict Resolution in the School of Politics and International Relations at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota Colombia Prof Valenzuela completed his doctoral thesis on the topic Neutrality in Internal Armed Conflict Experiences from the Base under Prof Wallensteen in Uppsala University He also contributes to teaching and research on the Humanitarian Action programme at Uppsala University Sweden Roger Austin is Professor of Education in the School of Education and a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences University of Ulster Prof Austin s research interests include role of ICT in teaching and learning teaching of history in divided societies and the teaching of history politics and European Studies in post primary schools Caitlin Donnelly is Lecturer in the School of Education Queen s University Belfast Her research interests lie in the field of school ethos faith schools and group relations in schools Dr Donnelly has conducted research projects on impact

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  • Civil Rights Symposium 2013 | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    a group discussion with all participants and those in attendance The Ongoing Struggle for Civil RIghts marked the first time that any of the three activists had ever met indeed the historic occasion of their first meeting was perhaps the major highlight of the day but it was evident that by the end of the panel discussion that the struggles of each had struck a chord not just with the audience and the academic experts but with each other Video highlights of The Ongoing Struggle for Civil Rights are forthcoming Biographies Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Bernadette McAliskey née Bernadette Devlin 1947 is a political activist and former politician Born in Cookstown Tyrone she studied psychology at Queen s University Belfast A member of the People s Democracy she participated in the civil rights marches of 1968 69 In 1969 she was elected to Westminster as an Independent Unity member for Mid Ulster At 21 she was the youngest woman ever elected She was convicted of incitement to riot for her role in the Battle of the Bogside in 1969 and was suspended from parliament in 1972 for attacking Home Secretary Reginald Maudling over Bloody Sunday She lost her seat in 1974 but remained politically active serving on the National Executive of the Irish Republican Socialist Party IRSP in 1975 In 1996 Bernadette co founded STEP South Tyrone Empowerment Programme as a grass roots human rights and cross community development network whose aim is to contribute to building peace by developing an equitable just and rights based society which respects difference and embraces diversity STEP works towards this goal by working with those furthest from the decision making table assisting them to access the information knowledge skill and expertise to enable them to exercise their right to participate a equals She continues to work full time for the organisation which currently employs thirty people across rural Mid Ulster and includes N Ireland s only grassroots not for profit Law Centre Minnijean Brown Trickey In the Autumn of 1957 Minnijean Brown Trickey took her rightful place in what had previously been a whites only school in front of a worldwide television audience she walked past armed guards and an angry mob to help set America on the path toward desegration in public schools Incredibly this was just the beginning of her fiery career as a social activist For her work she has received the U S congressional Gold Medal the Spingarn Medal the Wolf Award and a medal from the W E B DuBois Institute among other citations Under the Clinton administration she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior for Diversity She has also appeared in two acclaimed documentaries J ourney to Little Rock th e Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey and HBO s Little Rock 50 Years Later Brian Dooley As director of the Human Rights Defenders program Brian leads Human Rights First s efforts to ensure that human rights defenders can work free from harm

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  • Progressivism in America: Past, Present and Future | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    began with a video message from former President William J Clinton who praised the work of the Clinton Institute and expressed his support for the aims of the conference Speakers included Joseph Stiglitz the Nobel Prize winning economist prominent journalists such as E J Dionne Christopher Caldwell Jonathan Alter and Fintan O Toole and distinguished historians such as Alan Brinkley and Lisa McGirr Panel topics included the history of progressivism contemporary policy challenges foreign policy future prospects and the view from Ireland and Europe Several themes emerged from these discussions One was the need to remain faithful to the spirit and values of the tradition established by Theodore Roosevelt his cousin Franklin D Roosevelt and other progressive political leaders while also developing a new set of policies and strategies that are relevant to contemporary challenges and which can facilitate the progressive agenda This lead to a second theme the limits imposed by the American political system which was designed to inhibit rapid change and by the increasing radicalism of the Republican Party which has come to see any kind of compromise with Democrats as a betrayal of conservative ideals regardless of the content These factors underscored a third theme the pragmatism of the Clinton and Obama administrations both of which pursued progressive agendas but faced ferocious opposition from conservatives As a result each faced numerous setbacks and even substantial victories such as the passage of the Dodd Frank financial reform bill or the health care reform bill were less progressive than many had hoped Hence a fourth theme of the conference was the reality that implementing progressive policies depends upon winning political battles in Washington DC and at the state and local levels as Republicans have made it clear that they will resist any progressive change even if it might

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  • Diaspora and the Knowledge Economy | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    amongst others He introduced the concept of Diaspora Capital which he positioned as a way to envision and shape our theoretical and functional approaches to the roles in which diasporas continue to shape the 21 st century Ms Shah s address offered several pivotal developments for diaspora engagement approaches both in Ireland and elsewhere Narrating her own diasporic journey from low level income villages in India to impressive work with Goldman Sachs Google the Obama administration and now Harvard University she charted 3 strategic approaches to engagement from her experiences Focusing on her work with Indicorps she explained how early perceptions of engagement based on notions that if you were going to make it in India you would have to make it out were challenging in developing effective engagement She offered the importance of service in changing these perceptions and argued that with over 35 programmes now offered by Indicorps there were 3 main audiences to focus on 1 The generation of young people who want to connect through their heritage 2 The generation who want to invest through Diaspora Capital 3 Retirees who want opportunities to participate in global economies and growth This amalgamative approach allows for a rich diverse engagement that provides important engagement in India focused on circular migration talent exchange knowledge transfer and various development agendas Ms Shah then outlined the importance of connecting and collaborating with internal diasporas Pinpointing the remarkable impact of such migrant groups in the United States in areas such as innovation and job creation Ms Shah described how these networks can be worked in and for Ireland Illustrating examples from academic alumnis affinities and corporations she explained how borders are now horizontal and people are now looking for such networks Finally she identified that the issues are now more global than less global and the ability to consistently leverage positive influences on migration and diaspora will outweigh negativities This she argued can be driven through the fact that diaspora engagement in the knowledge economy and elsewhere is now non competitive Dr Eisenberg provided a thoughtful and insightful response which explored the societal and organization complexities of identity and their correlation to the topic being discussed He identified 3 strands under the framework of diaspora membership as a matter of identity 1 Feelings as Individual Based 2 Cultural Connects such as Ideas Attitudes and Beliefs 3 Actions and Behaviour He insightfully identified how multiple identities as central components of contemporary diasporic engagement can be flowed through collective memories commitments to ancestry and the ideal of return Furthermore he explored how issues of threat crisis and prestige act as key connectors for diasporic communities Centred on answered why diasporas care Dr Eisenberg articulated how avoiding value conflicts for migrant communities synergizing hyphenated identities and asking for meaningful engagement can shape Irish and global diaspora transfers By usefully identifying some developmental steps for the Irish case he studied how harmonizations of expertise and talent through mentorship could be applied how diaspora education through scholarships

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  • From the Frontline | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    and Engagement Conference New Ways of War Insurgencies Small Wars and the Past and Future of Conflict Internships Media Newsletter Orientation Links Contact UCD Homepage Welcome To CIAS Click here to watch our introductory movie Prospective Students President Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010 From the Frontline Reporting on Wars Terry McCarthy Thursday 1st October 2015 6pm Royal Irish Academy Dawson Street To veiw Terry s talk click on the image Continuing the series of public talks focusing on the life and work of journalists and photographers working on the frontline in war zones the UCD Clinton Institute in association with the Irish Times will host the Emmy winning journalist Terry McCarthy For about 30 years Terry McCarthy has travelled the world for television and print media covering politics business military social and environmental issues across the US Europe Asia and Latin America Post 9 11 McCarthy covered the war in Afghanistan where he opened TIME s Kabul office and later went to Kuwait to follow the troops into Iraq in 2003 After the fall of Saddam Hussein McCarthy set up TIME s bureau in Baghdad His first forays into television came in Iraq where he was part of the ABC News TIME team that reported the special series Iraq Where Things Stand which won two Emmy Awards in 2003 and 2004 He covered the execution of Saddam Hussein the battle for Baghdad and the U S troop surge under General Petraeus He travelled throughout Iraq covering the war from the U S military and the Iraqi civilian perspectives for which he won an Emmy Award in 2007 Terry McCarthy also reported on Islamic radicals in Jordan life along the Yangtze River in China the North Korean nuclear threat swine flu in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean After completing

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  • Neoliberalism and American Literature | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    conditions of neoliberalism Registration Fee 55 and 30 for students Registration fee includes admission to all conference seminars plenary sessions teas coffees To register please email the following details and return to Catherine Carey ucd ie You will then receive confirmation of your booking Name Institute Affiliation Full Postal Address Email Tel Fax Number of places Fee Payment can be made by cheque UCD Clinton Institute in advance or by cash at the start of the event Programme 1 Friday 20 th February 9 00 Registration 9 30 Plenary 1 Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Northeastern University The Demos and Disposable Bodies Unimagined Community in the American Novel 10 15 Tea Coffee 10 45 Panels A and B Panel A Neoliberalism and the Novel Emily Johansen Texas A M University The Banal Conviviality of the Neoliberal Bildungsroman Alissa G Karl State University of New York Brockport Bodies Time and the Neoliberal Novel Pieter Vermeulen Univesrity of Leuven Reading Alongside the Market Affect Potentiality and the Contemporary Novel Panel B Labour Freedom 1 Tim Jelfs University of Groningen Making Shit and Happy Meals Neoliberalism and the U S Manufacturing Tradition in the Novels of Nicholson Baker James Dorson Free University of Berlin Neoliberalism and the Bureaucratic Pastoral in David Foster Wallace s The Pale King 12 15 Lunch 1 15 Plenary 2 Stephen Shapi r o Warwick University Breathe Algorithm Emunitation 2 00 Panels C and D Panel C Neoliberalism and Genre Fiction Angela Allan Harvard University Stephen King Incorporated Genre Fiction and the Problem of Authorship Patricia Stuelke Harvard University Banishing Genre s Ghosts Neoliberal Diversity and the Literary Veteran Myka Tucker Abramson Warwick University This Wounded City Riot Time in Samuel Delaney s Dhalgren Panel D Biopower and Self fashioning Jap Nanak Makkar University of Virginia Life Style Neoliberal Biopower Character and the Contemporary American Novel Caren Irr Brandeis University Neoliberal Childhoods Figuring The Orphan in Contemporary American Fiction Joyce Goggin University of Amsterdam Market Logic Failure Narrative The Case of Eat Pray Love 3 30 Tea Coffee 4 00 Panels E and F Panel E Poetry Jennifer Ashton University of Illinois Chicago Banking on the Lyric Poetry and Its Futures Nerys Williams University College Dublin How do I notice what I don t know I don t notice Reading public space in some recent American poetries Panel F Labour and Freedom 2 María Ferrández San Miguel University of Zaragoza American Dream or American Nightmare A Poetics of Engagement in E L Doctorow s Ragtime Richard Cole University of Alberta Two Concepts of American Sovereignty in the Postwar Humanitarian Narrative 5 30 Plenary 3 Donald Pease The Cultural dreamwork of Neoliberalism Joseph O Neill s Netherland Saturday 21st February 9 30 Plenary 4 Liam Kennedy University College Dublin The Desert of the Real Liberal Anxieties and the Neoliberal Novel 10 15 Tea Coffee 10 45 Panels G and H Panel G Colson Whitehead Marlon Lieber Goethe University Frankfurt Mercenaries Monsters and Markets Neoliberalism and Violence in Colson Whitehead Adam Kelly University

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