Dr Eilish Dillon moderated the December 2021 #FirstWeds conversation in partnership with Comhlámh. The final conversation for the Autumn series continued the exploration of COP26 and the climate crisis, featuring Community Activists discussing 'Where to Next?’. Eilish was joined by Theresa O’Donohue, Futureproof Clare; Seán McCabe, the TASC Climate Justice Centre; and V’cenza Cirefice, Slì Eile, The Galway Feminist Collective and the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network .
Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Dr Eilish Dillon publishes paper on WHY OPPOSITES DON’T ALWAYS ATTRACT: REFLECTIONS ON BINARIES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR DECOLONISING DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND EDUCATION in Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.
Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
We are pleased to share a video recording of the plenary sessions of the conference: “Looking back and looking forward: Conversations on Freire’s Influence on Global Development Practice”. We hope that those who were unable to join us on the day will find an opportunity to engage with the conference recording and will be as inspired by the conversations as we were.
Date: Wednesday, 03 November 2021
Dr Eilish Dillon moderated the October 2021 #FirstWeds conversation in partnership with Comhlámh. The conversations for the Autumn series are centred around COP26 and the climate crisis, with the first event in the series amplifying Global Youth Voices. We were inspired and motivated by Skw’akw’as Dunstan-Moore (Canada), Ineza Umuhoza Grace (Rwanda) and Amy O'Brien (Ireland). Watch back on the Comhlámh YouTube channel. #ClimateCrisis #TheFutureIsNow
Date: Thursday, 07 October 2021
Dr Tom Campbell took part in a live panel discussion on the theme of Pastoralism and Rangeland Management at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) - Land Commons Virtual Conference, held on the 13-17 September. Tom discussed some of the findings of his recently completed Doctoral research on Climate Change Policy Narratives and Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa.
Date: Monday, 27 September 2021
This year sees the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, one of the most significant educationalists of the past century. We in the Department of International Development wish to use the significance of this occasion as an opportunity to enable critical reflection on his influence in development and educational practice, both at home and globally. The event will include contributors from Ireland and internationally, drawn from the sectors of development practice, community development and higher education.
Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
'Global Citizenship and Inequality 2021: Forging a New Path?' – Dr. Eilish Dillon participates in the recent IDEA conference.
Recently, Dr. Eilish Dillon from the Department of International Development participated in the excellent online conference organised by the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA). Entitled 'Global Citizenship and Inequality 2021: Forging a New Path?', the conference addressed the urgent issue of global inequality and the solidarity needed to ensure human rights for all. On a range of equality issues and challenges, the conference enabled deep reflection and discussion through a rich mix of perspectives and experiences from speakers and contributors from around the world and within different sectors in Ireland.
Date: Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Dr Tom Campbell was delighted to have the opportunity to represent the Dept. of International Development and contribute as one of the speakers at the 2021 Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) Summer School. Hosted by the Climate & Development Study Group in collaboration with Maynooth University on the 16/17 June, the focus of this year’s summer school was on: “Changing Climates: Challenges in Research and Development”.
Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Congratulations from everyone at the Department of International Development to our colleague, now Dr Sinead McGrath, who successfully defended her thesis recently.
Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
As we come towards the end of a very challenging year, the MA in International Development group got together recently online with Eilish and Tom. It was a chance to review and evaluate the various processes we used in our online sessions this year.
Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021