Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty

National Conference, November 10-12 | Comhdháil Náisiúnta, Samhain 10-12

Click here for the the conference programme | Cliceáil anseo chun teacht ar chlár na comhdhála

 

The centrepiece of The Centenary Conversations, Galway was a free landmark academic conference at NUI Galway, entitled Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty.

Mar chuid lárnach de Ag Cur is ag Cúiteamh faoin gComóradh Céad Bliain, Gaillimh beidh comhdháil mhór acadúil in OÉ, Gaillimh, dar teideal Éire 1916-2016: Gealladh agus Dúshláin na Ceannasachta Náisiúnta.

The conference's plenary speakers included Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education & Skills; Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford; Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters at Princeton University; Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford; Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations.

Learn more about the Centenary Conversations.


Watch videos of the conference below:

Thursday, 10 November - 2.00 pm: Conference Opening by Dr Jim Browne, President, NUI Galway and An tUasal Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills

Thursday, 10 November - 2.30 pm: Conference Session 1: European Republicanism: The Past and the Potential with Professor Philip Pettit, LS Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University

Thursday, 10 November - 7.00 pm:  Address by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD

Thursday, 10 November - 7.30 pm:  Conference Session 2: The Promise of 1916 with Professor Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford

 

Friday, 11 November - 9.30 am:  Address by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Ms Heather Humphreys TD

Friday, 11 November - 10.00 am:  Conference Session 3: Culture and Identity in a Globalized World with Professor Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters, Princeton University

Friday, 11 November - 2.00 pm:  Conference Session 4: Economy, Society and the Well-Being of Citizens with Professor Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford
Saturday, 12 November - 10.00 am:  Conference Session 5: The Challenges, Promise and Responsibility of Education in the 21st Century with Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford Saturday, 12 November - 2.00 pm:  Conference Session 6: Political Futures and New Paradigms with Professor Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania