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Institute of Irish Studies : Spring Semester Seminar Programme

'Citizen-Soldiers: Irish Political Militarism in the Atlantic World, 1778-1914' by Dr Christopher Loughlin, School of History and Anthropology, QUB

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‘The Rule of Law and EU Economic Governance’

 Imelda Maher MRIA is the inaugural Sutherland Chair in European Law in University College Dublin, returning to Ireland having spent most of her career in the UK (Warwick, Birkbeck and LSE), with a brief interlude in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Her work is in the field of law and governance where she has published extensively on EU Law and also in competition law.  She is the general editor of Legal Studies and a member of the editorial boards of the European Law Journal and the Irish Yearbook of International Law.  She is a founding member of the European Law Institute and is a member of its Council.  She was recently elected as Secretary of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Royal Irish Academy. Recent publications include Dermot Hodson and Imelda Maher (2013) 'British Brinkmanship and Gaelic Games: EU Treaty Ratification in the UK and Ireland from a Two Level Game Perspective'. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations: 1-17; and M. W. Dowdle, J. Gillespie and I. Maher (eds.) Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition: Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law, CUP, Cambridge, 2013.

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Making your survey work: Using factor analysis and other tests of reliability and validity

Facilitators: Dr Karen Orr & Dr Stephanie Burns This training event is suitable to anyone intending to use survey methods in their research. No previous experience of using factor/reliability analysis is required.

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'The Hidden Cost of American Fast Food'

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's and The School of History and Anthropology 'The Hidden Cost of American Fast Food'Professor Bryant Simon, Professor of History, Temple University, Philadelphia For further information please go to http://go.qub.ac.uk/eventbookings

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Recovering Truth, Informing Justice: Researching the Hillsborough Disaster

In this interactive seminar, supported by the School of Law, Phil Scraton reflects on the distinct phases of his research into the Hillsborough Disaster; its context, circumstances, aftermath and the range of investigations, inquiries, inquests and prosecutions that followed. In 1989, months after the Disaster he was commissioned to head a research team and the Hillsborough Project published two substantial reports in 1990 and 1995 followed by his seminal book, Hillsborough: The Truth (1st Edn 1999; 2nd Edn 2000; 3rd Edn 2009). He wrote the proposal for the Hillsborough families that led to the Hillsborough Independent Panel and headed its Queen’s-based research team 2010-2012. Its extensive Report exonerated the fans and led to: a double apology to the bereaved families from the Prime Minister; a full criminal investigation of all parties responsible for the safety, management and policing of the stadium; the largest ever investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission; the quashing of the inquests of the 96 men, women and children who were killed; and the ordering of new inquests (opened on 1st April and expected to run for a year). Currently Phil is working with the bereaved families’ legal teams researching and analysing all documents relevant to the new inquests. The interactive seminar will discuss the research process adopted at each stage, the multi-method approach underpinning the analysis and the emotional and ethical demands of doing critical, sensitive and public interest research in the full glare of media coverage and popular discourse. It will also offer an opportunity for researchers to engage in discussions about research methods more generally. For more information about the Hillsborough inquest and its progression visit: hillsboroughinquests.independent.gov.uk/

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Latin American Studies Seminar

Prof. Patience Schell (University of Aberdeen), 'Natural History and Leading the Good Life in Nineteenth-Century Chile'. Joint event with the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology. Tea, Coffee, and sandwiches provided.

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BISSC 2014

The Belfast International Social Science Conference is organized by the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast and Northern Ireland Dialogue Society. The goal of the conference is to highlight importance of education, law, order, and ethical values for a democratic society to establish a stronger community whose members can respect and accept one another regardless of their cultures, religions and ethnic backgrounds. A democratic society requires processes of education in responsible citizenship, human rights practice, and ethical values across the age spectrum. It also requires a foundation in law and order including human rights legislation. http://bissc2014.org/

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Export Controls: WTO/GATT and Competition Law

Restrictions of natural resources in minerals, foods and energy on the part of natural resources holding countries are becoming important trade issues in the face of exploding world population and expanding economies of China, India, Indonesia and other newly industrialized countries. In this talk, an analysis is made in some aspects legal issues surrounding natural resources problems from the viewpoint of WTO law and international competition law. WTO law and competition law are separate legal areas. However, those two types of law overlap and interact with each other in relation to the control of natural resources export. Topics covered include WTO/GATT provisions on export control, exceptions and recent panel and appellate decisions (the China Minerals Case and the China Rare Earth Case etc.), the reach of competition law to foreign monopolies and export cartels in the area of natural resources.

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InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture and masterclasses by Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the University of Hasselt, on the 6 and 7 May 2014. Professor Vanhaverbeke is delivering these talks as part of the InterTradeIreland All-Island-Innovation Programme. Evening Lecture Tuesday 6 May, 6.30 pm (refreshments from 6.00pm) The Courtyard, Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast   Open Innovation Fails Because Companies Are Not Prepared to Open Up! In this lecture Professor Vanhaverbeke will explore why the switch from closed to open innovation has proven to be more difficult than expected for many businesses, and how SMEs can most effectively use open innovation. You can find out more about Professor Vanhaverbeke’s lecture and register to attend at http://go.qub.ac.uk/vanhaverbeke-lecture. Masterclasses - Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast 1) From Open Innovation to Innovation Ecosystems Tuesday 6 May, 10.00am – 12.00noon 2) Crafting Innovation Deals between Large and Small Companies Tuesday 6 May, 2.00 – 4.00pm *Lunch will be provided for people attending both master classes on Tuesday 6 May. 3) Open Innovation in High-Tech and Low-Tech SMEs Wednesday 7 May, 9.30 – 11.30am You can find out more about Professor Vanhaverbeke’s master classes and register to attend at http://go.qub.ac.uk/vanhaverbeke-masterclasses.

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Institute of Irish Studies : Spring Semester Seminar Programme

''It is widely assumed that the Bloody Sunday matter is over and done with. But it isn't' by Dr Martin McCleery, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, QUB Full programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/Research/SeminarProgrammes/

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SEMINAR: “Journey to a Masterpiece: Alban Berg's op.6”

Dr Kevin O’Connell (RIAM)

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CONCERT: The Royal String Quartet

The University String Quartet in Residence, The Royal String Quartet from Poland.

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CONCERT: Maria McGarry (piano) The Romantic Piano: Alkan and Beyond

Maria McGarry presents a showcase of solo repertoire by the eccentric maverick of the Romantic piano, Charles-Valentin Alkan. This famously virtuosic music is offset by the new simplicity and compression of early piano explorations by Berg and his teacher Schoenberg, heralding new pianistic expression in the new century. Maria McGarry is one of Ireland's leading pianists, enjoying a strong national and international profile as a performer. Her recitals in major venues in Ireland, Europe, the U.S. and Canada have received overwhelming audience responses and critical acclaim. She is a graduate of the 'Artist Diploma in Performance', the highest performance award from the prestigious Juilliard School, New York. Ms McGarry has given recitals at 'Wigmore Hall', London; the National Philharmonie, Warsaw; the 'Palais de Nations' Geneva; the 'Lincoln Centre', New York and the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado. She was invited to give the National Concert Hall’s ‘Debut Recital’ (now the Rising Star Recital) in 2002 and has represented Ireland at key international cultural events, performing at the E.U Culture Weeks in New Delhi and the ‘Biennale for Contemporary Art’ in Bari, Italy. Ms McGarry is a frequent performer at major arts events in Ireland, including the 'West Cork Chamber Music Festival', 'Sligo New Music Festival', 'Kilkenny Arts Festival' and the 'Belfast Festival at Queens'. In 2008, she gave a highly successful tour to highlight the centenary of Olivier Messiaen’s birth, performing the ‘Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jesus’ at venues throughout Ireland and the UK.

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CONCERT: QUSO Spring Concert Great Symphonies

Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul McCusker, with Joanne Quigley (violin) £7/£5 All are invited to come along to the end-of-year performance by the Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra as they round off the year with a programme of ‘Tragedy and Triumph.’ The programme will include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, with soloist Joanne Quigley. The night will be rounded off with one of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Great Symphonies’, his Symphony No. 5.

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SEMINAR: PhD roundtable event

School wide Selected PhD students

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