Lecture by Dr. Denis MacShane (former UK Minister for Europe). As the European Union and United Kingdom formally open talks on a free trade agreement this week, we will examine the way the talks are shaping up and whether it will be possible to conclude a satisfactory trade deal by the end of 2020, as the UK government has suggested. The talks get under way in an atmosphere of mutual recrimination and the UK has expressed a desire both to diverge from EU rules in important policy areas and simultaneously sign a new trade agreement with the United States. Denis MacShane will assess the way the talks are likely to proceed and the kind of relationship that might evolve between the UK and EU in the years to come.
When: Wednesday, 04 March 2020
The second annual workshop “Central and Eastern Europe: Past, Present and Future” aims to bring together research students and early career scholars in Ireland working on Russian, Central, and Eastern European topics in any discipline.
When: Friday, 28 February 2020
Maynooth University hosts the annual conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) and the 2019 Peter Mair Lecture to be delivered by Prof. Simon Hix (LSE), 18-20 October 2019
Maynooth University hosts the annual conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland from 18-20 October 2019. This will be the first time the university hosts the conference. The Association is the principal academic body for political science in Ireland. The Centre will have a large number of paper presenters, including PhD scholars, Oleg Chupryna, Keith Harrington, Sven Milekic, and John O’Brennan. Altogether, more than 120 papers will be presented over three days, in addition to plenary lectures and teaching and learning focused sessions.
When: Friday, 18 October 2019
Jasenovac was a concentration camp where the regime of the WWII Nazi-aligned Independent State of Croatia (NDH) was incarcerating and killing members of national and religious minorities (Serbs, Roma people and Jews), as well as those that opposed the regime. Throughout 75 years, in different social and political contexts, various films were made on this topic that differs very much in their approach, aesthetics, historical narrative, and in very basic facts about the nature of the camp and the identity positions of perpetrators and victims. Speaker Ana will trace how representations of the camp and main historical narratives change in different historical, political and social contexts (i.e. in the NDH, socialist Yugoslavia, and its subsequent states, primarily Croatia and Serbia).
When: Wednesday, 09 October 2019
‘Bad Romance, Spies, Scientists and the Politics of Adventure in the Cold War’
When: Wednesday, 08 May 2019
On 26th April, Maynooth University’s Centre for European and Eurasian Studies will host a one-day workshop entitled ‘Central and Eastern Europe in Transition'.
When: Friday, 26 April 2019
This workshop will analyse the various changes undergone by Central and Eastern Europe across modern times. It intends to employ a transnational focus and a multi-disciplinary approach, with a view to presenting new perspectives on this region’s recent history. By focusing on these topics, the workshop aims to bring together postgraduate and postdoctoral students and early-career scholars, based in Ireland, who are researching this area (including Russia and other post-Soviet countries), across different fields in social studies and humanities.
When: Friday, 19 April 2019
Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, T.D.will be on campus on Wednesday, 3 April to talk about Ireland in Europe and the opportunities for students to make international careers in the years ahead. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about how you go about making a career in the EU or elsewhere. So it is an opportunity not to be missed.
When: Wednesday, 03 April 2019
The Centre for European and Eurasian Studies and MUSSI will host a Roundtable Discussion on European Parliament Elections 2019. All Welcome
When: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
On Thursday 14th February 2019, the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies, in conjunction with the Department of Sociology and Mussi will host a seminar by Dr. Patrick Holden (Plymouth University). The event will examine the recent turbulence in the international arena and how geoeconomics and geopolitics in Europe have been upended by both Brexit and the policies of the Trump administration. All are welcome to attend. For more information click on the title link above
When: Thursday, 14 February 2019