The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy scored a double success at the 2007 PSAI (Political Studies Association of Ireland) conference in Dublin, October 19th – 21st.
Joanne McEvoy’s doctoral thesis ‘Powersharing in Northern Ireland: design, operation and proposals 1999 – 2006’ was awarded the Basil Chubb Prize, awarded annually to the best PhD thesis submitted by a student of Politics on the island of Ireland.
Professor Richard English’s book ‘Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland’ (London: Pan Macmillan, 2006) was awarded the PSAI Best Book Of The Year 2007 prize.
The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy will host a delegation of 25 senior journalists and political commentators from India and Pakistan on a four-day study trip to Northern Ireland (November 4th – 8th). The delegation, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will learn about the peace process in
The International Politics and Ethnic Conflict (IPEC) Cluster presents a talk by R. Allen Hays,Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy, University of Northern Iowa, USA.
The subject of the talk is "Why Do 150,000 Iowans Have So Much Say in Picking a Major World Leader? The Role of the Iowa Caucuses in the 2008 US Presidential Selection Process" and will take place in Room 21.101, 21 University Square on Wednesday 21 November (4-5 pm)
Students wishing to apply for a postgraduate taught course within the School (MA, MRes or Postgraduate Diploma) should note that the deadline for submitting applications is August 31st.
More information is available through the prospective students section of the school website.
Given the reestablishment of the Assembly in Northern Ireland, the School is extending the closing date for applications to the Internship Scheme until 1 June 2007. This revised date also extends to applications for the other placements, including political parties in the Assembly. More information on the scheme is available here.
Applications are invited for an international research studentship in Philosophy. The successful applicant will be working with Professor Cynthia Macdonald, Chair in Philosophy, and the specialist areas covered will be:
• The Philosophy of the Mind
• Metaphysics (ontology)
The studentship will commence in September 2007, and will cover the approved University international tuition fees, and offer an annual stipend of £12,300 for a period of three years (subject to satisfactory progress).
For information on how to apply for postgraduate admission, please visit the Admissions Office website at www.qub.ac.uk/ado
Closing date for receipt of applications is April 27th, 2007.
Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards will hold her inaugural lecture entitled ‘Islam and Terrorism: The future for Hamas’ on Thursday 25th October 2007 at 5.00 pm in the Larmour Lecture Theatre followed by a reception in the PFC Foyer.
RSVP: Joanne Canavan, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, 21 University Sq.
Tel: 028 9097 5028; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Farrell the Baghdad Correpondent of the NEW YORK TIMES and former Middle East correspondent on the Times of London will give a talk followed by a Q&A session Thursday 11th october 1-2pm in Conference Room, 20 University Square. The talk is hosted and arranged by IPEC.
The Philosophy cluster is having a Metaphysics and Mind workshop on 9-10 November. An updated programme for the event can be downloaded here.
Dr Mark Vernon (Journalist/Author)
Professor James McEvoy (School of PISP, QUB)
History and life are filled with stories of friendship and conflict, either in the realm of personal interaction or political engagements. But despite its centrality to our lives, friendship has often been overlooked as a field of study and academic enquiry. However, as debates about the nature of the good life and human well-being return to the fore as an attempt to find common ground – and common good – in an age of uncertainty, interest in the nature, importance and challenges of friendship is beginning to flourish. This conference brings together philosophers, psychologists, political theorists, social scientists and students of literature to examine the relationship between friendship and conflict, in personal, social and political contexts.
More information on the conference is available here .