A team of four researchers from the Kennedy Institute will travel to Afghanistan this month for a field study that will provide new insights into Europe’s peacebuilding mission in the region. The team will evaluate the role played by the European Police (EUPOL) in supporting efforts in Afghanistan to build a civilian police force and transition to peace. EUPOL’s mission, which has been ongoing since 2007, is now due to cease.
Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Edward M Kennedy Institute secures Horizon 2020 funding for two conflict prevention projects
Date: Monday, 11 April 2016
McCann FitzGerald is sponsoring two postgraduate scholarships in Mediation and Conflict Intervention. The award will pay fees facilitating two individual students to complete the 1 year (fulltime) Masters in Mediation and Conflict Intervention programme
Date: Monday, 21 March 2016
Kennedy Institute participate at launch of a new book on managing conflict at work.
Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2015
Tomi Reichental, who delivered the Annual Dermot Earley Memorial lecture at the Kennedy Institute last year, was honoured yesterday at Maynooth University with a doctorate for his tireless work and dedication to combating xenophobia and racism.
Date: Friday, 25 September 2015
Following heavy casualties from a disastrous Federal Special Forces gas field assault, the near total collapse of the Colbanstown Agreement, widespread ethnic violence and a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation, international pressure has prevailed on the parties to accept an EU high level mediation to avoid a doomsday situation. The EU Mediation team will arrive at the Maynooth University campus on Monday to commence the negotiation with the parties. (... from the simulated scenario for next week's CSDP Mediation Course.)
Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2015
The Kennedy Institute Seminar on online technology in dispute resolutionon on Friday last was a great success. Daniel Rainey of the US National Mediation Board and Dr Leah Wing, University of Massachusetts/Amherst (USA) were the leading contributors. The seminar was held at the National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin, in association with the Mediators Institute of Ireland
Date: Monday, 22 June 2015
Key staff from the Kennedy institute will be in the USA next week to engage with The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on teaching peace in the 21st Century
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade met with a Kennedy Institute delegation today headed by the Institutes Executive Director, Peter Cassells, to bring the Minister up to date on the Institute's EU and International projects.
Date: Thursday, 04 June 2015
There have been many concerns about the UN's systems for managing missions, which differ markedly from NATO and EU standards. Ireland, which has been a regular contributor to UN forces throughout the post-Cold War period, is unusually well placed to address these concerns and sort fact from fiction about how the UN works. Edward Burke and Jonathan Marley give detailed insights of Irish experiences and lessons in a report issued last night in New York.
Date: Thursday, 04 June 2015