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The legal needs of children and young people: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders

SPEAKERS: Lesley Emerson and Karen Orr, School of Education, QUB This research, carried out on behalf of the Department of Justice, set out to explore the need for legal services for children and young people (CYP) in Northern Ireland (NI). Interviews were carried out with key stakeholders with direct experience of the legal needs of CYP, a wide range of focus groups with CYP and an online survey of post-primary school pupils to ascertain their knowledge and understanding of their legal rights and needs. The research indicates that the vulnerability of children and young people and their relative dependency on adults brings about specific legal needs, such as, inter alia: accurate assessment of competence; appropriate communication skills for adults engaging with children and young people; the recognition of children as rights-holders with the particular right to have their views sought, listened to and taken seriously; adequate time for cases so that meaningful consultation can occur at each stage of the legal process; need for legal specialism in relation to the issues faced by children and young people; age appropriate treatment by police; child friendly facilities and age appropriate court proceedings. In particular the seminar will focus on fundamental barriers to meeting the legal needs of children and young people: their lack of knowledge and understanding of their legal rights; their lack of confidence in relation to safely exercising their legal rights, for fear of repercussion; and their lack of willingness to exercise rights because they feel it would make little difference.

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The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's and the Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance

Patrick Honohan, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland 'Sterling, Punt, Euro: Currency Choices in Ireland Past and Present'For further information:  go.qub.ac.uk/eventbookings

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Screening: Amistad

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the historical drama ‘Amistad’. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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Autism Awareness Day Coffee Morning

The QUART (The Queens University Autism Research and Treatment) Forum, as part of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis, would like to invite you to an informal coffee morning to mark Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April 2015

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Advancing Understanding of the Management Strategies adopted by Family-Owned Businesses

In recent years, the interest in family firms has grown substantially (Debicket al., 2009; Eddleston & Kellermanns, 2007; Schulze & Gedajlovic, 2010; Verbeke & Kano, 2010). Extant research has pointed to specific effects of family involvement, which has implications for the management of firms (Chua, et al., 1999). Particular characteristics, such as a long-term orientation of management strategies illustrate that the activities of firms with family involvement differ from those of other firms (Le Breton-Miller & Miller, 2006). Accordingly, the next generation of family firm scholars must be aware of This one day event sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) will focus predominantly on changing management approaches, processes and strategies which allow family firms to respond to global competition, keeping in mind the unique character, culture and attributes of family owned businesses. This event will be of interest to scholars undertaking research across the business and management disciplines e.g. entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, human resource management, and marketing. In addition, the event will be of interest to scholars researching entrepreneurship within other disciplines such as geography, sociology, economics, education, science and technology. The programme has been carefully constructed and, through involving prestigious international family firm scholars, will benefit established academics as well as doctoral students and early career researchers seeking to get established in the field, wanting to build contact networks and to produce high quality research of impact that will be published in reputable journals.

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DRC Training Event

'Introduction to Multilevel Modeling' Facilitator: Prof Paul Connolly Previous knowledge: good grasp of descriptive statistics and basic understanding of the notion of statistical significance. Understanding of linear regression would be an advantage but not essential.

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Inaugural Lecture, Prof. R Williamson

Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Raymond Williamson, Centre for Dentistry “Of Rats and Rads and HBO”

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DRC Training Event

Using single system research designs to collect evidence for educational interventions Facilitators: Prof Karola Dillenburger & Dr Katerina Dounavi

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Welfare and Public Health in the Industrial City: Belfast in Comparative Contexts c. 1800-1973

This conference, bringing together research carried out by the QUB-based AHRC project team on welfare and public health in Belfast, with scholarship on other British and Irish cities in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, seeks to place Belfast's modern historical experience of poverty, ill-health and the responses to them into comparative perspective. More info and programme at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/Conferences/WelfareandPublicHealthintheIndustrialCity/

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Socialism and the Cold War in Weatern Europe

With a focus on Western Europe, this conference will explore ideological responses to the sustained period of Superpower tension between 1945 and 1989

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Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe

With a focus on Western Europe, this conference will explore ideological responses to the sustained period of Superpower tension between 1945 and 1989. Diplomatic studies of the Cold War have, of course, abounded and, more recently, there has been an increasing interest in the cultural aspects of the Cold War. Yet the Cold War was, in fundamental respects, a war of ideas and it these that this conference will seek to understand in greater depth. With coverage that includes Britain, it will consider Social Democracy, the New Left, Communism and Eurocommunism as well as labour and the trade union movement more widely. Anti-socialism and anti-communism will be prominent themes. This conference will further examine transnational trends through the impact of European integration and the development of human rights as well as reflecting on the diversity of national experiences. It will also consider American and Soviet views of West European Socialism in its various guises.

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CoE Seminar by Dr Anne Kouvonen

CoE Seminar by Dr Anne Kouvonen entitled - Availability and use of register data in epidemiological research in Finland

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Investigating human rights violations in the Northern Ireland conflict: has there been impunity

Daniel Holder has been employed as the Deputy Director of CAJ since 2011. Prior to this he worked in the policy team of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for five years, and before that he led a migrant worker equality project run by the NGO the South Tyrone Empowerment Programme and Dungannon Council. He previously worked in Havana, Cuba as a language professional for the University of Havana, press agency Prensa Latina and national broadcaster, ICRT. He has a primary degree in Spanish and Sociology and an LLM in Human Rights Law, both from Queen's University.

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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music

Theme Fractured Narratives. The festival will feature a newly commissioned multi-channel work for the Sonic Lab from electroacoustic pioneer Denis Smalley. Also featured in the festival will be a major recent work by Trevor Wishart. For detailed information: www.sonorities.org.uk ‘Two Thousand + FIFTEEN Symposium on Fractured Narratives – Improvised sounds and stories’ Seminar on Saturday 25th April, see seminars at back of programme. Curated by Dr Franziska Schroeder, Koichi Samuels and Tullis Rennie with Keynote Speaker Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts, University of the Arts London.For details see: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities/symposium_call.html

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FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

ERIKA MEITNER AND MARGOT BACKUS Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poetry—most recently Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Currently, she is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program in creative writing, and lives in the mountains with her husband and two young sons. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be teaching and working on her fifth poetry collection, Fragments from Holymoleyland. Margot (FitzGerald) Backus grew up in the midwestern US. As Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, her areas of specialization include British and Irish modernisms and critical sexuality studies. Her book, The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order (Duke UP, 1999), won the American Conference for Irish Studies’ prize for a first book. Her second book is Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars (UNDP, 2013). As Fulbright scholar she will teach modules on modern Anglophone Irish literature, and twentieth-century Irish and Northern Irish scandals and scandal cultures, while researching the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal.

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