Visiting student Tahulela Aifani Confidence

Ms Tahulela Aifani Confidence is a Masters graduate from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town South Africa, She was awarded an Erasmus Mundus (AESOP) scholarship to visit UCD to explore PhD opportunities in UCD, and currently she is accepted to pursue Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences & Law) under the supervision of Patrick Paul … Continue Reading

Graduate Placement Programme 2018/2019 at Central Statistics Office

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) are currently recruiting  for the Graduate Placement Programme 2018/2019. The CSO have a number of  opportunities in the following areas Statistics/Data Analysis/Economics Information Technology Multimedia/Graphic Design/Digital Marketing Environmental Science including Geographical Information Systems HR/Legal/Finance/Business Process Improvement Please see the link below to the competition: Please note that the closing … Continue Reading

UCD Master of Public Administration in Development Practice (2 years Full Time or 4 Years Part Time)

Apply here A two-year full-time programme (or four years part time) that offers professional training in Sustainable Development Practice at graduate level. It is part of an internationally recognised affiliation of programmes working in line with Columbia University and the MDP (Master of Development Practice) Global Association ( It prepares students to better identify and … Continue Reading

Seminar: Dr Galia Chimiak, The International Development Civil Society Sector in Poland

UCD School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Thursday April 12th in the UCD Newman SPIRe G316  at  1 pm The International Development Civil Society Sector in Poland Presenter     Dr Galia Chimiak, Polish Academy of Sciences. Discussant  Prof Patrick Paul Walsh,  UCD School of Politics and International Relations Biography Dr  Galia Chimiak is an associate professor at the Institute of Philosophy and … Continue Reading

Competition for Briefs on Sustainable Development Education: funding available

Submit abstract with a chance of getting $2,000 for a full report. 19 January 2018 The secretariat of the consortium of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP) at the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, NYC, invites abstracts exploring challenges in development education and practice. Abstracts should illuminate a specific issue (and may … Continue Reading

Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Since October 2017, the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence, has  undertaken a review of the Government’s official development assistance Irish Aid programme. The review has included several meetings with stakeholders.  UCD’s  Patrick Paul Walsh, Professor of International Development Studies had a meeting which is recorded  here. The session was held on … Continue Reading

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018

Sixth  Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD),  26-28 September 2018, Columbia University  The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Sixth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 26-28 September, 2018, at Columbia University in New York City. UCD’s … Continue Reading

EPA funding success for project on SDG’s: Postdoctoral research position available

Prof Patrick Paul Walsh of CSD and School of Politics and International Relations, and Prof Enda Murphy of the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy have been awarded EPA Project Funding for their project: “Framework for Achieving Environmental Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)“. The project will provide a governance, reporting and data needs framework for … Continue Reading

Working paper on Welfare Chauvinism: Refugee Flows and Populist-Right Parties

Dr Krishna Vadlamannati and Grace Kelly have uploaded a working version of an article called “Welfare Chauvinism? Refugee Flows and Electoral Support for Populist-Right Parties in Industrial Democracies” to the SSRN webpage. Abstract: In this paper we examine whether refugee flows are associated with an increase in electoral support for populist-right parties. The empirical evidence on … Continue Reading