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The Policy Institute aims to highlight the contribution of philosophy and social science to current public issues. The Institute’s public events programme plays a key role in enabling the public to engage with the School and its work, and in ensuring that leading academics and policy-makers from around the world are publicly accessible.

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  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Newsletter
    Annual newsletter gives an update on student, academic and alumni news in the disciplines of economics, philosophy, political science and sociology.
  • ECB President Mario Draghi Delivers Henry Grattan Lecture on Youth Unemployment
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy was delighted to welcome Mario Draghi to Trinity where he delivered a Henry Grattan Lecture on Youth Unemployment in the Euro Area and held an interactive Youth Dialogue Q&A session with Economics students.
  • Former Taoiseach John Bruton gives Annual Henry Grattan Lecture
    John Bruton gave the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s annual Henry Grattan lecture hosted by the Embassy of Ireland in London. The lecture titled “New Fault lines in Europe.....the political consequences of Brexit” was chaired by Head of School Professor Gail McElroy.

In The Spotlight

Photograph of Barry Eichengreen

The Policy Institute welcomed Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkley to discuss his latest book
“Hall of Mirrors”



Last updated 20 January 2015 .