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Development Studies Association of Ireland Postgraduate Meet Up

Building on momentum from the DSAI Conference in November, the DSAI Postgraduate Network are arranging a meet up on Tuesday 16th January 2018 in Trinity College Dublin, 12-2pm. All DSAI postgraduate members and those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. This will be an opportunity for postgraduate students from all over Ireland who are interested in development to get to know each other, learn about how DSAI can support them in their studies, and to brainstorm new ways of potential support throughout the upcoming year. If you are interested in attending, or if you have any other questions regarding the DSAI Postgraduate Network or DSAI postgraduate membership in general (only €15 for students!), please contact Derina Johnson (outgoing DSAI Postgraduate Representative) on

Date: Tuesday 16 January 2018

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: Trinity College Dublin

In Saddam's Shadow: Baghdad 10 Years After the Invasion - Free Film Screening

On the occasion of his current solo exhibition, variations on a garden, Abbas Akhavan has selected to show this short documentary, a view of the Baghdad ten years after the US invasion. Made in 2013, the film is hosted by VICE co-found Suroosh Alvi, who is guided by Waleed Nesyif, an award winning Iraqi film-maker and writer, meeting conflicting views on the many changes to the city. Akhavan's work and after and after (2003/2008), included in the current exhibition, is a passport sized photographic image of Nesyif who presents himself twice, once with ink on one finger to denote the act of voting in democratic elections, and the other with all fingers inked marking admission into police records and border controls. All are welcome to this free screening which will take place in Gallery 2. There is no need to book a place. More information is available here.

Date:  Wednesday 17 January 2018

Time: 18:00 – 19:00

Location: Douglas Hyde Gallery