Current Programme

Unless stated otherwise, all sessions will take place at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building G 316.

Please feel free to bring along your lunch.

Friday, 9. February 2018, 13:15 – 14:15

Louise Fitzgerald (UCD SPIRe)

Beyond Techno-Growth Optimism

Please see here for Louise’s blog-post on the isse.


Friday, 16. February 2018, 13:15 – 14:15

Kristin Voigt (McGill University)

Relational Equality and the Expressive Dimension of State Action


Friday, 16. March 2018, 13:15-14:15

Roland Pierik (University of Amsterdam)

Collective Vaccination Programs and the Best Interests of the Child Involved


Friday, 23. March 2018, 13:15-14:15

Adina Preda (University of Limerick) and Kristin Voigt (McGill University)

Luck Egalitarians are Shameless

For the Irish Times interview by Joe Humphreys with Adina Preda on “Does inequality really matter?”, please see here.


Friday, 30. March 2018, 13:15-14:15

Tarcisio Amorim Carvalho (UCD SPIRe)

Traditions of truth enquiry in Ireland and England: three conceptions of Religious Education.


Friday, 6. April 2018, 13:15-14:15

Roberto D. Sirvent (Hope International University)

American Innocence and the Ethics of Patriotism


Friday, 27. April 2018, 13:15-14:15

Brian O’Connor (UCD Philosophy)

Autonomy as Equality