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, 29. September 2017, 12:30 – 14:00

Guy Aitchison (University College Dublin)

Realist disobedience: protest, coercion and the limits of an appeal to justice


Blogpost on the SPIRe blog


Friday, 27. October, 12:30 – 14:00

Jones Irwin (Dublin City University)

Situationist Possibles: Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle Then and Now

Blogpost on the SPIRe blog

Friday, 3. November 2017, 12:30 – 14:00

Nita Mishra (University College Cork)

What is it really to secure a right to someone?

Blogpost on the SPIRe blog

Friday, 17. November 2017, 12:30 – 14:00

Cillian McBride (Queen’s University Belfast)

Democracy, moralism, and regulation


Friday, 1. December 2017, 12:30 – 14:00

Sadhbh O’Neill (University College Dublin)

A normative framework for transparency in linked carbon markets