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1325 Women and Peacebuilding

This conference coming 15 years after the signing of 1325, will provide a timely opportunity to engage critically with the Women, Peace and Security agenda, providing new perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders.

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Both Sides (of the Pond) now: Reflections on Competition Enforcement in the US and the EU

Professor Stephen Calkins has devoted much of his career to enforcing, practicing, teaching, and lecturing and writing about competition law in the U.S. and around the world. He is a former General Counsel of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (an independent competition agency) and was formerly of counsel to a global law firm. Since December 2011 he has served as a Member of Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and its predecessor agency the Competition Authority (where he was also Director of the Mergers Division). In this special seminar, which is made open to the University community and selected others, he will reflect on comparisons between competition enforcement in the US and the EU.

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Chilean "Cause Lawyers" and the New Human Rights Discourse

Latin American Studies Forum Seminar given by Dr Marny Requa (Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, QUB)

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Managing Digital Innovation Dr. Oonagh Murphy (Writer, Lecturer and Arts Manager)

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Aesthetics and Irish Traditional Music, or, a Fiddle Player Reads Adorno Dr Martin Dowling (QUB)

Seminar

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The McCosh Lecture

The McCosh Lecture (formerly the Annual Religious Studies Lecture at Queen's) will be delivered by Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh on the theme of 'Between Halal and Hijab: ideals and realities of Islamic Law in Europe'. It will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, and Chaired by Professor David Livingstone, Director of the Religious Studies Research Forum in the Institute of Theology at QUB. 

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Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls Directed by Maggie Cronin

“If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.” Neil Kinnock, pre-general election speech, 1983.Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls examines women’s lives and experiences at a time of great social change. Caryl Churchill daringly employs historical and modern characters to encounter each other, coincide and clash in this dazzling and poignant play. Their debate is, of course, still relevant today.*For tickets please phone: 02890 971382 and email studentshows@qub.ac.uk

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Information Session for Postgraduate Study

Come along and find out more about our postgraduate programmes by talking to lecturers who are experts in their respective fields.  Many of whom have close links with industry ensuring that their teaching remains relevant to the workplace today.    Subject Full-time Part-time MSc Accounting & Finance (provides exemption from ACCA papers F1-F4 & F7) 1 year - MSc Finance (CFA Institute University Recognition Program) 1 year 2 years MSc Computational Finance & Trading (CFA Institute University Recognition Program) 1 year - MSc Risk & Investment Management (Partnership with GARP & part of PRMIA Risk Accreditation Program) 1 year 2 years MSc Economics NEW for 2015 & small number of scholarships available* 1 year - MSc Management 1 year - MSc International Business 1 year - MSc Marketing (Accreditation from CIM & Google Analytics qualification) 1 year - MSc Human Resource Management (A CIPD approved centre) 1 year FT 2 years International MBA (Membership of the MBA Association of Ireland & International Students can apply for the Graduate Entrepreneurship VISA.  Scholarships available **) 1 year - Research Studies: PhD Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management   *http://www.qub.ac.uk/managementschool/StudyWithUs/MastersProgrammes/MScEconomics/Scholarships/    ** http://www.qub.ac.uk/managementschool/StudyWithUs/MBA-Programmes/InternationalMBA/Scholarships/ For further information: visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/managementschool/ Email: qums@qub.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)28 90974200  <Register your interest> Postgraduate Application Portal If you wish to be considered for a postgraduate course, you should submit an application through the Direct Application Portal –  http://go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply       

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The Goldberg Variations

This recital offers a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (BWV 898), which was published by Balthasar Schmidt of Nuremberg in 1741. Pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has performed throughout the UK and in his native Australia to much critical acclaim. He is now based in Wales; his professors have included Ronald Farren-Price (University of Melbourne), John Lill (London), Arnaldo Cohen (Royal Northern College of Music) and Richard McMahon (RWCMD). Daniel possesses a wide-ranging repertoire, although more particularly he is a specialist in the music of Bach and has made many original arrangements and transcriptions.

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CONCERT: Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ - pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis

This recital offers a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (BWV 898), which was published by Balthasar Schmidt of Nuremberg in 1741. Described in New York Concert Review as 'a truly fine musician', pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has received high acclamation internationally for his vibrant and stylistic Bach interpretation. His professors have included John Lill in London, and harpsichordist David Ponsford. He has made many original arrangements and transcriptions. His YouTube channel is called BachPianist. https://www.youtube.com/user/bachpianistdml

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“Points of View: Multi-Roling Performance in Irish Theatre in 1990s” Dr David Grant

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NI Section, Franco-British Lawyers Society – “Charles, Charniers and Charlie”, Rt Hon Lord Justice Girvan

NI Section, Franco-British Lawyers Society – “Charles, Charniers and Charlie”, Rt Hon Lord Justice Girvan, QUB – 30 April 2015 The Northern Ireland section of the Franco-British Lawyers Society has pleasure in inviting you to a talk to be given by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Girvan, a judge of the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland, entitled “Charles, Charniers and Charlie.” It will address the issues of free speech and freedom of religion, especially in light of recent developments. The event will take place in the Canada Room of Queen’s University Belfast at 5.00pm on Thursday 30 April 2015 and is free of charge. Further information will be provided on the night about the activities of the Franco-British Lawyers Society. Students who sign up will be able to attend future FBLS events free of charge.

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GALLERY GOES

Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Michael Coady and Tom French Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s collections include Acts and Monuments (1972), The Second Voyage (1977, 1986), The Rose Geranium (1981), The Magdalene Sermon (1989) which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award, and The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2001). Her Selected Poems was published in 2008. Michael Coady has published five collections with The Gallery Press: Two for a Woman, Three for a Man (1980), Oven Lane (1987. Revised 2014), All Souls (1997), One Another (2003) and Going by Water (2009). Tom French’s first collection Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for First Collection 2002. His latest collection, Midnightstown, was published in 2014. Presented in Association with Gallery Press

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Digital Stories

What are digital stories? If you know about blogging you’ve already thought about digital platforms to engage an audience online. Like traditional media, you need a compelling story to engage an, audience. This workshop, led by journalist and producer Una Murphy, co-founder of VIEWdigital (http://viewdigital.org), will focus on platforms and practices to keep your audience coming back for more!

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Up and Down The City Streets/What's in a Name?

Squeeze Gut Entry, Water Street, Crooked Lane, Back of The River Mill Street, Hercules Street. This is just a small selection of the fascinating names that once adorned the streets of Belfast’s city centre. On this trip we will discover their history and their present day names. A map and a hand out highlighting all the streets will be included in the walk. Meeting place at the front door of the Belfast City council information centre, which is directly opposite the city hall Recommended textbook: ‘Central Belfast’ A Historical Gazeter, M Patton (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society).

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