It's my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin. I hope you enjoy exploring our site and learning more about our postgraduate courses, staff and research.
ISE’s teaching and research is centred on understanding conflict and the possibilities for peace, reconciliation and dialogue in many different contexts, including the political, the global, the religious and the local. Our Masters programmes in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies and International Peace Studies attract students from around the world who wish to further their knowledge and careers in these areas. Our evening diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies draws in students who wish to further these skills in the workplace. Our international cohort of PhD students draws on the supervisory expertise of our staff and benefits from the opportunity to work in the School’s inter-disciplinary environment. Our alumni are working in many diverse settings, including international NGOs, diplomatic corps, public bodies, social entrepreneurship, religious and social leadership and education.
Within this website you can read more about the individual research interests of staff, the experiences of students and the wider work of ISE in civic engagement. I hope this will give you a sense of a university department which blends academic excellence with theory and praxis in an environment which nurtures student learning and experience.
Please do contact me or my colleagues if we can be of assistance.
Dr Andrew Pierce, Head of the Irish School of Ecumenics