Knowledge and Policy: Confronting Governance Challenges in the New Decade
- 7 January 2020
- Types: Events
NESC & Maynooth University Department of Sociology Conference
Tuesday, 7th January 2020
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Number Six Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The National Economic and Social Council, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Maynooth University, hosted a conference to examine how knowledge and policy work together to allow societies to confront governance challenges.
The conference examined how knowledge and policy combine to support public action and the common good in a wide range of areas—including planning, climate and environment, welfare and income supports, human services and quality jobs—in Ireland, across Europe and in a global context.
The conference marked the substantial contribution and work of recently retired Director, Dr. Rory O’Donnell, by inviting to Ireland four international scholars with whom he worked closely over the course of his career in NESC. Presentations were given by these invited speakers and responded to by actors from the Irish and European policy system and Irish academics. Click the links below to view presentations.
- Regional Planning and Urban Futures: Prof John Tomaney, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
- Welfare State: Prof Anton Hemerijck, Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute
- The EU & Public Action: Prof Brigid Laffan, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
- Governance & Wicked Problems: Environment, Human Services & Quality Jobs: Prof Charles Sabel, Maurice T. Moore Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, New York
Download the Programme here
Click here to see who attended on the day. (Note: names and affiliations are as given in registration process).