Contribution of Social Science to Climate Change Research

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 10:30 to 14:00
MUSSI Seminar room 2.31

MUSSI and Maynooth FSS Sustainability and Just Transition Research Group present,

Contribution of Social Science to Climate Change Research

This event aims to showcase and demonstrate the relevance of MU based social science research to climate change research, Inform each other and broader audiences about our research and engagement  work and influence he emerging strategic plan implementation process in Maynooth University. The event will include a powerpoint slide show with examples of social science  relevant research including doctoral and post doctoral  work. 

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 10.30am: Registration, coffee and networking  space 
11am: Welcome and Introductions
11.10am Panel I Keynotes
Chair:  Niamh Garvey, Senior Policy Analyst National Economic and Social Council (NESC)
Keynote 1 – Prof. Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, Northeastern University USA
Keynote 2 Dr. Diarmuid Torney Director Centre for Climate and Society, Dublin City University  
Respondent: Prof. Rachel Msetfi Vice President for Research and Innovation, Maynooth University
Plenary Discussion 
12.05 Panel II FSS engaged research in social science - communities working with MU FSS researchers on environment and climate related projects:
Chair:  Patrick Bresnihan, Department of Geography,
Rose Wall (Coolock Law Centre) Kaytlyne Armstong (BOHS Climate Co-ordinator); Dr. Tom McDonnell (Co-Director Nevin Economic Research Institute); Colette McEntee/Vanessa Conroy (Feminist Communities for Climate Justice)
1 - 2 pm Panel discussion III Social science research and systematic transformation: social justice, equity, democracy, inputs from academics in various FSS departments 
Chair:   Mary Murphy Department of Sociology
Marianne O Shea (Dept. of Applied Social Studies); Eamon Slater (Dept. of Sociology), Conor Murphy (Dept. of Geography), Orla Kelleher (School of Law and Criminology), Will Stringer  (Dept. of Anthropology).  
  Including Plenary Discussion over lunch (lunch provided )
2pm -