TWENTY-SEVENTH DESMOND GREAVES ANNUAL SCHOOL 2015
A weekend of political thought and discussion
Friday to Sunday
11-13 September 2015
The Ireland Institute
27 Pearse Street
Friday 11th September at 7:30 pm
The Disunited United Kingdom: dilemmas for British and Irish politics
|Allan Armstrong – member of the Radical Independence Campaign, Scotland, and the Scottish Left Project; author of “From Davitt to Connolly” and “The Ghost of James Connolly”, contributor to “Unstated – Writers on Scottish Independence”.|
|Declan Kearney – National Chairperson of Sinn Fein, editor of “Uncomfortable Conversations: an Initiative for Dialogue”.|
Mick Carty – General Secretary, Connolly Association, London; National policy officer RMT Trade Union.
Saturday 12th September at 11.00 am
EU Foreign and Security Policy: Ireland and the new Cold War with Russia
|Horst Teuber – German foreign policy analyst, editor of German-Foreign-Policy.com.|
|Roger Cole – Chairman, Peace and Neutrality Alliance.|
|Niall Farrell – Galway Alliance Against War.|
Patricia McKenna – former Green MEP for Dublin.
Saturday 12th September at 2.30 pm
The economic crisis and the Irish media
|Julien Mercille – School of Geography and Planning, UCD, author of “Media Coverage of the European economic crisis: the case of Ireland”.|
|Harry Browne – School of Media Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology, journalist and activist.|
Dr Mary Murphy – Lecturer in Irish Politics and Society, NUI Maynooth.
Sunday 13th September at 11.00 am
International financial feudalism: TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
|Paul Murphy TD – Dublin South-West, Anti-Austerity Alliance.|
|Frank Keoghan – President, Technical Engineering and Electrical Union.|
|Joseph Jamison – former research officer AFL-CIO, New York.|
Siobhán O’Donoghue – Founding Director of Uplift, civic society activist.
Sunday 13th September at 2.30 pm
Inter-imperialist rivalry and World War 1: Britain’s role
|Gerry Docherty – author of “Hidden History: the secret origins of the First World War”(with Jim Macgregor).|
|Dr Tommy Graham – historian, Editor and founder of “History Ireland” magazine.|
Mary Cullen – historian, author of “Telling it Our Way:essays in gender history”.
Bookings and Admission
Full School €25
Individual sessions €6