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The IIIS would like to welcome Dr Patricia Gonzalez Aldea, International Journalism, Carlos III University of Madrid. who will be visiting the Institute until 31st of July. Dr Gonzalez Aldea will be working on a project entitled ‘Perception and self-perception of immigrants from Eastern Europe in Ireland’. Dr Gonzalez Aldeas' is based in room C6.009 in the IIIS and can be contacted at email@example.com and to read more about her project please go to the IIIS visitors page at http://www.tcd.ie/iiis/people/research-visitors.php#PatriciaGonzalezAldea
- 26th June 2013 Labour mobility and the construction of immigrant identity: Rumanians and Bulgarians in Spain by Dr Patricia Gonzalez Aldea, IIIS Visitor (June-July 2013), International Journalism, Carlos III University of Madrid
- Register: Symposium: Drivers of Regionalism and Integration in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives 10th - 12th July 2013
- July 11th 2013 Book Launch: Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, edited by Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner and Philomena Murray.
- PostGraduate Research Day: Call For Papers A one day, inter-disciplinary postgraduate research conference November 15, 2013
IIIS Seminar Series
Title: Labour mobility and the construction of immigrant identity:
Rumanians and Bulgarians in Spain
Speaker: Dr Patricia Gonzalez Aldea, IIIS Visitor (May-July 2013), International Journalism, Carlos III University of Madrid
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Time: 1-2 (Sandwiches provided)
Venue: IIIS Seminar Room, Arts Bldg, TCD
The aim of the presentation is to share part of the conclusions of the national funded research project titled: “Migrations from Eastern Europe to Spain in the Context of Geopolitical Borders: Circulation and Return”. The human condition of Rumanian and Bulgarian immigrants in Spain will be displayed, specifically by examining how they interact with the communities in which they live. This was done by analyzing how immigrants see their own experiences at work and how they regard the Spanish and their own fellow citizens, as well as how they compare themselves with other nationalities. Study was also made of the identittary features of the immigrants and the host country's perception of these immigrants by looking at the images of their group reflected in the media in order to measure to what extent mobility is affecting emigrants'(re)construction of identity.
Symposium: Drivers of Regionalism and Integration in Europe and Asia:
About the conference
This Symposium brings together scholars, analysts and policy-makers in a dynamic and interactive setting to debate how and why regional bodies such as the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are formed and sustained. The Symposium is distinctive in seeking to compare scholarly perspectives and engender new debates regarding the causes of regional integration.
Is there anything to learn from the EU or Asian experiences? Are Asian bodies interested in the European experience? How are regions conceptualised? How do we understand the drivers of integration and regionalism? What are the motivations of regional integration? What intellectual histories exist of regional integration? How are ideas spread? How do ideas, norms and visions shape region-building? What is the start-up of regional integration? Who and what are the drivers? What types of institution-building takes place? What type of community-building was/is required?
To what extent, if any, is there a balance between internal and external factors driving this phenomenon of regionalism? What factors are internal to the "region" and which are external to the "region"? What, if any, regionalism/regional integration is driven by opportunism or as a response to perceived threats (real or otherwise)? What impact do crises (the 1997 Asian crisis as well as the current crisis) have on regionalism in Asia and Europe? To what extent, if any, has the movement towards regional integration been driven by the goal of capitalizing on strengths/advantages or compensating for/overcoming weaknesses? What are the barriers to regional integration?
It is anticipated the major outcome of the Symposium will be an edited special issue of a journal, consisting of the revised version of the Symposium papers.
Date: 10th, 11th and 12th of July 2013
Venue: The Long Room Hub, Fellows Square, Trinity College Dublin
For more information please visit the Symposium Website here
Registration: The event is free but places are limited. Please register here (please note registration will close when full capacity is reached)
Hosted By: The Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin and the School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne.
Supported By: Jean Monnet grant from the European Commission (Agreement number 2012- 2728/001-001), with additional support from the Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin and the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
The launch will take place on
Thursday 11 July at 6.00pm
This Handbook, the result of a large international collaborative research project, fills a gap in the analysis of EU-Asia relations. The European Union and Asia are two regions undergoing significant changes internally while at the same time developing stronger relations with each other. In the context of an emerging multi-polar world, Europe and Asia are seen as major actors, making their relations increasingly crucial for the understanding of global politics. The Handbook is distinctive because it constitutes a thoroughly comprehensive collection of 40 chapters from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, bringing together 50 leading authors. Contributors come from Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, providing a genuinely global perspective on this important topic. For further details regarding the book, please refer to
Leading scholars regard it as a ‘wide-ranging, comprehensive and authoritative volume’ (Prof Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia) and ‘a comprehensive volume that serves as an impressive introduction and indispensable resource for anyone interested in the inter-regional relations between Europe and Asia (Prof Van Langenhove, UN University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies, Brugge). Prof Simon Duke (European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht) sees this 'impressive Handbook’ as ‘destined to become the standard reference book for anyone with an interest in EU-Asia relations’ and Prof Ogawa, Hitotsubashi University praises it a ‘comprehensive and insightful studies regarding not only EU-Asia relations in the future but also their impacts on the globalized society’. A/Prof Reuben Wong, National University of Singapore sees it as ‘likely to be an invaluable reference for scholars and students of European integration, Asian regionalism, inter-regional cooperation and global governance for many years to come’. Dr May-Britt Stumbaum, Freie Universität Berlin praises the Handbook as an ‘exceptional compilation and a 'must-have' for any one dealing with EU–Asia relations’.
- 14th June 2013 EMN Conference: "Migration During and After the Economic Crisis"
- 20th June 2013 ESRI/Geary Institute Research Seminar: Do Initial Endowments Matter only Initially? Birth Weight, Parental Investments and School Achievement”
- 25th June 2013 ESRI Conference: "Budget Perspectives 2014"
- 26th June 2013 ESRI Conference "Monitoring Migrant Integration"
EMN Conference: "Migration During and After the Economic Crisis"
Venue: The Convention Centre, Dublin
Date: Friday, 14 June 2013
This European Migration Network (EMN) Ireland conference is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU. It will explore and discuss how the economic crisis has affected immigrants, migratory flows and migration policies in Ireland, Europe and the wider international context. It will also consider how future developments may be shaped by such changes.
Jean-Christophe Dumont, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Frank Laczko, International Organization for Migration
Martin Kahanec, IZA
Magnus Ovilius, Directorate-General Home Affairs, European Commission
Alan Barrett, EMN Ireland / ESRI
Mario Izquierdo, Bank of Spain
Audra Sipaviciene, International Organization for Migration, Lithuania
View full conference agenda
Please register on-line here by Friday 7 June 2013 at the latest.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +353/1/8632000.
ESRI Seminar Series
Joint ESRI/Geary Institute Research Seminar: “Do Initial Endowments Matter only Initially? Birth Weight, Parental Investments and School Achievement”
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2
Date: Thursday 20/06/2013 Time: 4pm
Speaker: Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California, San Diego.
This paper investigates the role of initial health endowments on school achievement in early childhood through adolescence. More ..
ESRI Conference: "Budget Perspectives 2014"
Venue: The ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2.
Date: Tuesday 25/06/2013
Time: 8.30 - 13.00.
This year's Budget Perspectives conference includes a panel on current issues in macroeconomic policy (Peter Breuer (IMF), Philip Lane (TCD) and Alan Ahearne (NUIG)). John FitzGerald will examine fiscal sustainability for the medium term. Stuart Adam (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London) will examine issues related to housing taxes and housing benefits, drawing on the recent Mirrlees Review and on UK experience in this area, while the ESRI's SWITCH team will look at Ireland's income taxes in a comparative perspective. For further details and to register please visit our website.
Conference: "Monitoring Migrant Integration" - Date for Your Diary
Venue: The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin
Date: Wednesday 26/06/2013.
This half-day Conference, jointly organised by the Integration Centre and the ESRI, to coincide with the publication of the Annual Monitoring Report on Integration 2012, will take place on Wednesday 26 June at the Royal Irish Academy. At this conference key findings from the third Annual Monitoring Report on Integration will be presented and discussed. International speakers, including from the OECD, will present international findings on migrant integration in OECD countries. A panel of practitioners and other experts will also consider the challenges of monitoring migrant integration and associated policy issues. Further details and booking information will be available nearer the time.
The Irish Society of New Economists (ISNE) has announced a call for papers for its 10th Annual Conference. This year's conference will be held at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth (NUIM) on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2013. The deadline for abstracts is 10th June 2013. There will be two Plenary Sessions featuring distinguished academics: Professor Gregory Connor (NUIM) and Professor Richard Tol (University of Sussex). For further details see www.isne2013.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY
A one day, inter-disciplinary postgraduate research conference
November 15, 2013
IIIS Seminar Room, Trinity College Dublin
Call for papers: The Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, Trinity College Dublin, invites proposals from postgraduate PhD or Masters research students for a one-day research seminar to be held on November 15, 2013. We invite papers from research students across the arts, humanities and social sciences whose work relates to aspects of post-conflict justice. Proposals should be not more than one page in length and should be sent to email@example.com along with a 200-word biography. The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 20, 2013.
About the day: This conference is being run by and for postgraduate research students in conjunction with the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at Trinity College Dublin. Proposals are welcome from students at any stage in their research process. The day will consist of themed panels with student paper presentations (15 minutes per paper) that will be followed by feedback from scholars working across relevant fields. The day is also intended to be an informal networking opportunity, bringing together students and faculty from different departments, colleges and universities. Unfortunately, we are unable to cover travel and accommodation costs; however, lunch will be provided on the day.
About the CPCJ: The Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at Trinity fosters interdisciplinary research that explores how societies come to terms with episodes of extreme violence in war, civil war, and periods of prolonged civil and political unrest. The Centre brings together faculty and graduate students working in the fields of history, law, international peace studies, sociology, theology, ecumenics and ethics. Its current projects address the themes of Justice, Transition, Governance, and Memory and Reconciliation and draw from field and archival work in the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe, Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, as well as scholarly and practical engagement with the Peace Process in Ireland, North and South. Researchers also are actively engaged with international post-conflict policy communities. For further information visit our website, or you can e-mail us with any queries.
Organisers: Caitriona Delaney (Sociology), Jeff Walsh (Law), Sinead Walsh (Ecumenics)
PLEASE NOTE: We have introduced some changes to the process for submitting a paper to the Discussion Paper Series. I would be grateful if you could please refer to How to submit a paper? before submitting your next paper, thank you.
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- Domestic Credit Growth and International Capital Flows
Philip R. Lane
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- Growth and Adjustment Challenges for the Euro Area
Philip R. Lane
IIIS Discussion Paper No. 427
- Capital Flows in the Euro Area
Philip R. Lane
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