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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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  • 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.
  • Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards Recognise Outstanding Postgraduate Educators
    Congratulations to Margaryta Klymak (Economics), Peter West (Philosophy), Liam Kneafsey (Political Science) and David Cichon (Sociology) who have been recognised for their outstanding commitment to achieving excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Social and Political Review (SPR) Awards Inaugural Student Prize
    Now in its 27th year, the SPR showcases exemplary work by Trinity’s social science students. Congratulations to Nicolas Yahyaoui, MPhil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict student, who won the ‘TCD Trust Prize’ for Best Article, kindly sponsored by the TCD Association and Trust.

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 .