There will be an evening lecture series taking place at Trinity College from January 17th that may be of interest to some, while the courses focus is not purely on Islam there will be individual lectures taking place with with a focus on the intersection of human rights and Islam.
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In today’s multicultural and multi-faith Ireland, it is important to include relevant topics on religion in courses on human rights. Ireland has undergone major transition in the last 20 years to become a country with diverse ethnic and religious communities. As a predominantly Catholic nation with a growing population of religious minorities, Ireland has the wonderful opportunity to draw on lessons of the past to deal wisely with upcoming questions of racism, multiculturalism and integration. The proposed course on human rights and religions is designed to provide a meaningful way to address these challenges from a human rights perspective.The course will also engage discussions around human rights norms in an international context with particular reference to contemporary socio-political points of conflict.
The course is offered to a broad of audience including university staff, NGO actors, civil servants, educators, religious professionals, An Garda Siochana and interested members of the public. The course is designed to encourage participants to go beyond stereotyping, to support dignity, to respect religious minorities and to work towards a more inclusive community.
Trinity College Dublin
The course will take place from 18:00 – 20:00 every Thursday for eight weeks, starting on the 17th of January.
Senator Ivana Bacik – TCD
Ivana Bacik is currently the Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin (previously held by former Presidents Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese). She is a Senior Lecturer and also a Fellow of Trinity College (elected in 2005), and a practising barrister. Ivana also has considerable political experience as a current member of the Seanad and regularly campaigns on a range of human rights issues.
Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh – ICHR NUIG
Kathleen Cavanaugh is currently a Lecturer of International Law in the Faculty of Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), National University of Ireland, Galway. She holds a LL.M (Distinction) from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (1998), and PhD in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (1997). She has conducted trainings for governmental as well as non-governmental organisations throughout the Middle East (Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, and Sudan), India, and the Republic of Ireland.
Dr. Eoin Daly – DCU
Eoin Daly is currently a lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. His research is focused on the intersection of constitutional law and political theory. Eoin Received his PhD from University College Cork where he was the recipient of the Government of Ireland Scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences. Eoin has published extensively on the subject of religious freedoms.
Dr. Gerard Casey – UCD
Gerard Casey is currently a lecturer and Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy in University College Dublin and also holds the positions of Adjunct Professor at Maryvale Institute (Birmingham, UK) and Associated Scholar at Ludwig von Mises Institute (Auburn, USA). His philosophical interests include political philosophy and the philosophy of law, with recent publications including “Religion and Politics: The Case for their Divorce”, “and Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State.” Gerard will offer a unique perspective on the intersections of religion and politics.
Mr. Joel Hanisek – TCD
Joel Hanisek served as the representative for the Presbyterian Church (USA) to the United Nations from 2006-2009. He subsequently undertook a fellowship in clinical pastoral care at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin, where his dissertation deals with questions of religions and human rights. Joel is a graduate of Davidson College and Yale University.
Dr. Melanie Hoewer – UCD
Melanie Hoewer is currently a lecturer at the School of School of Politics & International Relations in University College Dublin. Before that she was teaching at the UCD School of Social Justice and in the Irish School of Ecumenics in TCD and she worked in a EU-Daphne funded project on Gender Violence and LGBT rights and on issues of conflict transformation, human rights and social justice for Amnesty International (Irish Section), the Latin American Solidarity Centre and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Mexico and Colombia). She is academic adviser to the Consultative Group of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the UNSCR 1325 Action Plan on women, peace and security in Ireland. With current research interests in the area of comparative ethno-national identity, conflict and settlement processes, gender equality and women’s rights, Latin American politics and Northern Ireland.
Dr. Roja Fazaeli – TCD
Roja Fazaeli is currently a Lecturer in Islamic Civilisations in the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Roja holds a PhD in Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a M.Phil from the School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin. She has held several scholarships including: Government of Ireland Scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences, Visiting Scholar to Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University, Visiting Scholar to the Feminist Legal Theory Project (FLT) at the Emory University School of Law and has had work published in a number of academic journals.
€150 (Limited number of €80 Concession rates available for NGO’s and students)
For further information regarding the course, please contact either:
- Roja at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ross at email@example.com