Centre for Global Education – Global Issues Seminar series

27 April 2016, Belfast

Centre for Global Education (Belfast) has organized a Global Issues Seminar series 2016 running over six weeks starting on 13 April. The seminars will debate topical development issues and each session will be facilitated by a leading development practitioner.

Week 1 Activism, Resistance and the New Security Logic in Israel / Palestine
Facilitator: Merav Amir, Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, QUB
Date: 13 April 2016 at 6.00pm

Week 2 Ireland and the Global Market: How do Financial Markets create Global Inequality?
Facilitator: Maeve Bateman, Director, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland
Date: 20 April 2016 at 6.00pm

Week 3 TTIP: The End of Democracy as we Know It!
Facilitator: Barry Finnegan, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications, Griffith College & Researcher, ATTAC Ireland
Date: 27 April 2016 at 6.00pm

Week 4 Media and Development: Reflections from the Frontline
Facilitator: Shona Murray, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Newstalk Radio
Date: 4 May 2016 at 6.00pm

Week 5 What are the Main Challenges and Enablers to Women’s Empowerment?
Facilitator: Carol Wrenn, Gender Equality Programme Advisor, Trócaire
Date: 11 May 2016 at 6.00pm

Week 6 Beyond Push-Pull: Understanding Displacement and Forced Migration in the 21stCentury
Facilitator: Edie Shillue, Consultant and Trainer in Refugee and Asylum Issues
Date: 18 May 2016 at 6.00pm

All sessions will start at 6pm. Places are limited; registration essential (via link below). For further details, contact Stephen McCloskey, email:


£10 (student/unwaged) or £15 (waged)

27 April 2016 12:00am - 18 May 2016 12:00am

Room 01/005, 1st Floor, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, 26 University Square, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1PB