Sovereignty Conference Schedule

Opening Reception and Lecture

Tuesday October 22 (Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre)
58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 

 
7:00 PM  Opening welcome:  Kevin Whelan, Smurfit Director, Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre; Christopher Fox, Director of Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame
 
7:15 PM  Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, University of Notre Dame: Remarks and Introduction 
Beatriz Sarlo, Argentine Literary and Cultural Critic: "Is this My City? Is this My Country?"
 
8:30 PM Reception 
 

Conference

Wednesday October 23   (Royal Irish Academy)
19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

 
9:00 – 10:00 AM Coffee and Welcome
 
10:00-11:00 AM  Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin: “'Gaeilge anois labharfar, cé fada le fán:  Travails of the Irish Language'”
Moderator: Patrick Griffin, University of Notre Dame
 
11:00-11:30 AM Coffee Break 
 
11:30-12:30 PM  Saskia Sassen, Columbia University: "Complexity and Brutality in the Global Economy"
Moderator: Kevin Whelan, Smurfit Director, Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre
 
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch on own
 
2:00-3:00 PM  Frances Ruane, Director, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin: “Recovering from an Economic Crisis:  This Time is it Different?
Moderator: Robert Schmuhl, University of Notre Dame
 
3:00-4:00 PM  P .J. Mathews, University College Dublin: “Sovereignty and the Irish Revival”
Moderator: Declan Kiberd, University of Notre Dame
 
4:00-4:30 PM Coffee
 
4:30-5:30 PM  Donald Sassoon, Queen Mary, University of London: "The Multiplication of States and the Waning of Sovereignty"
Moderator: Patrick Griffin, University of Notre Dame
 
 
Thursday October 24th (Royal Irish Academy)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Coffee 
 
10:00-11:00 AM  Edel Bhreathnach, CEO Discovery Programme: "Sovereignty, Identity and Governance in Medieval Ireland: the Lessons of History"
Moderator: Mary O’Callaghan, University of Notre Dame
 
11:30-12:30 PM  Ronan McCrea, University College London: "National Democracy and the Courts in a Post-Crisis Europe"
Moderator: Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, University of Notre Dame
 
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch on Own
 
2:00-4:00 PM Panel: Damien Kiberd, David McWilliams, Fintan O'Toole, Journalists: “Analyzing the Crisis: Five Years On”
Moderator: Judith Fox, Notre Dame Law School