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"Taking Down Belfast's Peace Walls: A discussion of recent research and policy challenges"


April 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Room Offsite

This event is co-sponsored by SCICN and CISAC

Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan is the Director of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. As a senior lecturer in public policy and politics, her research interests include the framing and reframing of policy issues, the politics of divided societies, state crime, and British and Irish politics. She is the author of Political Leadership and the Northern Ireland Peace Process, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, as well as a co-author of the edited volumes Teaching Politics and International Relations, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, and The Anglo-Irish Agreement, Rethinking Its Legacy, Manchester University Press, 2011. She serves on the editorial board of Politics (a Wiley-Blackwell journal) and State Crime (a new journal title from Pluto Press) and is a member of the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council's Peer Review College. She also serves on the national executive committee of the UK's Political Studies Association (PSA). She was awarded the 2012 University Distinguished Research Fellowship for advances in early career research. Other awards include the Political Studies Association’s Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2007; a fellowship in leadership studies at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland in 2000; and a Kennedy Scholarship to the J.F.K. School of Government and Public Policy at Harvard University in 1996-1997.