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The Policy Institute

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.
  • Former President Mary McAleese gives Henry Grattan lecture
    The annual Henry Grattan lecture, hosted by the Embassy of Ireland in London, was delivered this year by former President, Mary McAleese, in conversation with RTÉ’s Northern Editor, Tommie Gorman. The topic of the lecture was ‘Ireland-UK relations, past, present and future’.
  • Teaching Awards recognise outstanding commitment to teaching and learning.
    The Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards were presented to teaching assistants in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy in recognition of their inspiring commitment to achieving excellence in teaching and learning.

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 .