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  • Building | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    in 1801 by Ambrose Moore of the La Touche banking family The house nestles high on a raised site which overlooks Dublin Bay with elm and beech trees lining what was a former terraced walk above a sunken garden Its entrance hall and Oval Room boast fine neo classical plasterwork in the Adams style common to many of the fine Dublin houses of the day The Oval Room was a

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  • Outreach | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010 Outreach The Clinton Institute will act as a resource for the wider community in Ireland by promoting a programme of public events lectures performances and exhibitions by leading American cultural figures artists politicians and intellectuals As such it will be an independent source of information on America for Irish people The Clinton Institute Building will be a premier location for receiving distinguished American visitors

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  • Membership | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    Civic Forum June 2015 Home About Us Personnel Visiting Lecturers Advisory Committee Management Committee Background Building Outreach Membership Academic Programmes Semester Abroad Programme Fellowships Research Photography and Conflict Events Internships Media Newsletter Orientation Links Contact UCD Homepage Welcome To CIAS

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  • MA in Media & Conflict | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    modules that will be offered and is subject to final confirmation and scheduling arrangements Students take 60 taught credits and the dissertation of 30 credits makes up the remaining Compulsory Modules Public Diplomacy and Soft Power AMST 40130 10 credits This module will analyse historical and emergent roles of public diplomacy as the soft power wing of American foreign policy It will consider the ways in which the power of the American state is manifested in its operations across national borders and examine the implications for cultural production and knowledge formation shaped by the operations of this power Key issues include strategic communications and information warfare the promotion of educational and cultural programmes private public networks and the role of non state actors and NGOs in delivering and contesting public diplomacy goals the role of rights discourse in public diplomacy and the impact of new media technologies on public diplomacy We will examine communications strategies that evidence new and sophisticated relations between public relations and public diplomacy and comment on how these strategies are tied to but also in tension with foreign policy initiatives Media US Foreign Policy AMST40030 10 credits This module will focus on the roles of media in the making and representation of United States foreign policy It introduces students to critical debates on the relationship between media war and diplomacy and draws on scholarship from media studies and international affairs as well as primary media content It covers a range of media including print journalism photojournalism television cinema and the internet Historical coverage moves from WWII to the current war on terror and considers throughout the connections between military and media technologies New Conflicts New Media An Academic Professional Approach 10 credits This module will introduce postgraduate students to the New Conflict New Media environment of the 21st century developing both academic and professional skills for a cutting edge approach to publication and engagement Students will consider the changing nature of conflict political economic and ideological as well as military to evaluate notions such as engagement and intervention in the context of geopolitics rights and govenance Specific case studies will include Iran Syria and the wider Middle East Using this developing base of knowledge students will be trained in the use of sources and in writing to produce analysis with immediacy for a general as well as a scholarly audience They will also be introduced to multi media coverage and presentation for example through audio visual sources and output The course will be complemented with the opportunity to intern for a high profil website specializing in coverage and analysis of international and intro national conflict Students will be assessed through a combination of short form journalism and long form academic writing Challenges in US Foreign Policy AMST40310 10 credits This module examines America s role in international l politics in the 21st century It begins by developing a framework within which to think about the subject by drawing upon the historical modules in the first semester

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  • Grad. Dip. in American Studies | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    of inequality the globalization of media and communication the emergence of transnational and postnational cultures the makeup of the global city and anti globalization and new social movements American Studies Seminar 5 credits This seminar will focus on selected issues and themes of contemporary American Studies research drawing on faculty and Institute directed research projects as case studies and provide all postgraduate students with opportunities to present working papers on their dissertation thesis research The American Political Tradition AMST40290 10 credits This module traces the evolution of American political thought and practice over time Special emphasis will be placed upon the many areas of continuity and linkage and the occasional moments of discontinuity between the various political traditions Students will also be encouraged to draw upon these ideas to better understand how Americas think about politics today Concepts to be explored include the Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian conceptions of federalism populism Progressivism the New Deal the evolution of the democratic and Republican parties and the emergence of the modern conservative movement American Culture AMST40410 10 credits Hegemonic but never monolithic American culture has always been produced through intellectual political and social conflict These conflicts have arisen from debates around citizenship ever evolving identity politics the lasting cultural impact of America s founding and the role of religion in forming the United States sense of itself There has never been consensus on the nature of the American project and it is in the production of culture that this becomes most apparent This module will proceed from an intrinsically interdisciplinary perspective examining a range of cultural projects historical and contemporary from literature film music architecture and visual art journalism and new media It will address particular areas of generative cultural debate from foundational conflicts around the establishment of American polity and the emancipation of marginalised or subjagated peoples to frameworks American Politics Today 5 credits This module examines contemporary American politics from a variety of perspectives in order to impart a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which the system operates at the national level Drawing upon literature from history and political science the writings of prominent political observers and video and social media content the module will explore three interrelated and overarching themes One is the fact that the United States is in a period of transition The country is growing increasingly diverse a fact which is celebrated by some especially on the left and a cause for concern among others especially on the right In addition income inequality is growing and has reached levels last seen during the Gilded Age and which would be unthinkable in other advanced nations The possibility that American influence abroad has begun to recede fuels the uncertainty that has accompanied these changes A second theme of the module is the problem of gridlock Even though Americans frequently complain about the inability of their elected representatives in Washington D C to accomplish anything especially in light of the challenges facing the country there seems to be little

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  • Undergraduate Modules | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    Research Photography and Conflict Events 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 Undergraduate Modules The Institute offers a number of modules at third level 3rd year undergrad in association with some other Schools America in the Twenty First Century 5 credits This module explores the political cultural and social issues that shape the contemporary United States Key themes include the end of the cold War the reshaping of domestic politics and foreign policy 9 11 and responses to terrorism the culture wars the impact of religious fundamentalism on American culture and politics and the effects of new media technologies on culture production While focusing on the twenty first century early readings and lectures deal also with political events immediately preceding the twentieth century Topics central to our analysis in the first part of the course include the legacies of the American war in Vietnam the presidencies of Ronald Regan George Bush 1 and Bill Clinton the American domestic and international policies in the 1980s and 1990s US and Northern Ireland Transatlantic Relations Ireland the US This module will provide an

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  • International Students | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    International Students International students are encouraged to apply to study at the Clinton Institute taking either the MA or PhD programme If you have a query about eligibility please contact the Institute manager For details of particular relevance to international students at UCD please visit the website for the International Office International students have a very full experience at UCD the largest university in Ireland and also benefit from being

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  • MA in Diaspora Studies | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    and practices that shape our lives as we seek to find and make our place in the world It begins with an examination of the sociogenesis of race and racism within the histories of colonialism and the modern state and then considers their spatial dynamics in the contexts of such everyday environs and topics as urban segregation identity formation and change diaspora and home making Cybersociety Technology Culture and Communication SOC40670 Global Migration Steven Loyal Migration has fundamentally altered the nature of modern society This course using Ireland as a case study looks at the profound consequences resulting from immigration In order to examine these far reaching demographic social and cultural changes it draws on demographic data theoretical analysis and policy documents The course examines a number of topical areas including citizenship asylum seeking labour migration labour segmentation borders and the nature of the state The course also looks at migration processes in German and the US to provide a comparative frame of analysis This module provides students with a foundation in 1 historical and contemporary theories and dynamics of migration in comparative contexts and 2 key topic areas such as gender work citizenship and integration in Ireland and Europe Students will develop the ability to critically assess a range of theoretical empirical and policy work and gain a working knowledge of the research processes that underpin it For further information on module outline please see www ucd ie sociology HIS41990 Ireland and the World Catherine Cox This module will explore the relationship between Ireland the British Empire and the world in the nineteenth century Key themes in the module are the place of Ireland within the British Empire attitudes to Irishness within that empire and the experiences of Irish migrants through the Empire and beyond Ultimately this module will consider the reactions to political movements outside Ireland the impact of Irish migration and Ireland s place in the world in the nineteenth century by examining the influence of theories of race religion and nationality This module is equivalent to the M 07 Migration International and Transnational Relationships and Europe s Relations with the Wider World in the UNICA joint Masters in European History MUS40140 Vernacular Music of the USA Therese Smith This course is designed to introduce the student to the development of vernacular musics in the United States of America n the late nineteenth and twentieth century A selected number of musical cultures and styles will be examined and contextualised based on the premise that music is a reflection of social and cultural systems The course is designed to introduce the student to vernacular American music not as a monolithic entity but as a tapestry of sometimes interwoven yet independent musical constructs DRAM40320 Theatre of Martin McDonagh Eamonn Jordan Evaluations of Martin McDonagh s work to date have relied substantially on the complex relationship between theatre space language character and action and more significantly on the connections between the written and performed texts and the Irish contexts within

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