Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Doctoral Seminar 2011

Party at my home in Oughterard for the doctoral students and distinguished visitors.
Last week, we held the tenth annual doctoral seminar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. More than thirty doctoral students attended the event, which included student presentations, sessions on skills, and scholarly  presentations by invited outside experts. Our two visitors this year were absolutely stellar: Patricia Sellers, a Brussels-based international criminal lawyer who worked for more than fifteen years as gender advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; and Professor Iain Scobbie, of the School for Oriental and African Studies in London. We are immensely grateful to both of them.
This must be the largest such gathering of its kind in the world. The breadth of topics covered was enormous. It was enriching for the faculty who participated, and very stimulating for the students.
Thanks to Niamh Hayes for the photo.

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