The Times Magazine: How the Yemen War Went from Regional Conflict to Humanitarian Crisis by Dr Vincent Durac

What began in 2011 as a popular uprising has now become a catastrophe, with 10,000 dead and a famine looming At the tip of the Arabian peninsula, Yemen’s disastrous war has been raging for nearly two years. Somewhat overshadowed by the devastating crisis in Syria, it is nonetheless a major calamity: according to the U.N., … Continue Reading

Economics for the Sustainable Development Goals by Prof Patrick Paul Walsh at the Balsillie School of International Affairs

On 1 January 2016, the United Nations officially launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, spearheaded by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. “The SDGs are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said of the 2030 Agenda, adopted … Continue Reading

The Contribution of Science in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

This report brings together the results of two conferences on the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The conferences were organised in cooperation with partners from science, government, the United Nations and civil society. The first conference focused on “Measuring Sustainable Development” and was run by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) … Continue Reading

MUN:Planet Blog – The SDGs One Year Later – Three Challenges in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda by Prof Patrick Paul Walsh

Model United Nations (MUN) Planet is a knowledge network where MUNers create, curate and share their knowledge and experiences about issues of global importance This article is published as part of Fridays With MUNPlanet and its series dedicated to world politics and the United Nations. Patrick Paul Walsh (University College Dublin) discusses  the SDGs one year after their … Continue Reading

Dr Kakeneno Publishes in Central European Journal of Operations Research

Title: Usability of Nomology-based methodologies in supporting problem structuring across cultures: the case of participatory decision-making in Tanzania rural communities Authors: Dr Joseph R. Kakeneno (Tanzania Ports Authority Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / PhD in Global Human Development, UCD) Professor Cathal Brugha (Centre for Business Analytics, University College Dublin Quinn School of Business) Abstract In this paper, … Continue Reading

Congratulations to Gibson Mandozana for Graduation

Congratulations to Gibson Mandozana from the University of Zimbabwe who received his UCD Ph.D. in Medical Statistics on December 6th 2016. The title of his thesis was “HIV/AIDS and Socioeconomic Status in Sub-Saharan Africa” He is currenty a Biostatistician at University of Zimbabwe Clinical Research Centre Professor Andrew J Deeks , President of University College … Continue Reading

UCD Staff and Students celebrate the National Day of the United Arab Emirates

From left to right Mohammed AlRizeiqi , UCD Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Oceans and Sustainable Development” Professor Patrick Paul Walsh, School of Politics and International Relations Mohammed Alshamisi , UCD Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The international, security and strategic policy-making of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Analysing the policy-making of the GCC in a post-2011 Arab uprisings environment” … Continue Reading

UCDVO’s Annual Conference 2016

The School of Politics and International Relations took part in UCD VO’s Annual Conference that took place n Saturday 26th November 2016 in the UCD Global Lounge. The title of this year’s conference is International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You? The focus was on the impact of international volunteering on personal and professional development … Continue Reading

Dr Bekele Bulado appointed as the Minister of Trade

We are delighted to announce that one of our graduates, Dr Bekele Bulado has been appointed as the Minister of Trade in Ethiopia. He holds the MBS Agribusiness & Food Marketing (1999) and PhD in Global Human Development (2014) both at University College Dublin. He completed a PhD thesis entitled “Higher Education Participation in Ethiopia: Regional Disparities and … Continue Reading