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You are cordially invited to a seminar by

Dr. Ofrit Liviatan

on Tuesday, 15 October at 2pm

in the TJI Seminar Room (MEO13b)
The School of Law, MAgee, University of Ulster

Dr. Ofrit Liviatan is a lecturer on law and politics at Harvard University's Department of Government, and an associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She holds a PhD and MA (with distinction) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and an Israeli law degree. She was admitted to the Israel Bar and practiced law specializing in constitutional, criminal and commercial litigation. Dr. Liviatan's research and teaching interests include: law and politics, the role of legal mechanisms in the accommodation of diversity; tensions between legal theory and practice and religion and state. In 2013-14 Dr. Liviatan will direct an interdisciplinary research project at Harvard on ethnocultural diversity and governance. She is the founder and co-chair of the Harvard Seminar on Religion and Politics.

RSVP to Pamela Carson at or 028 9052 1980 no later than Friday, October 2013

Past Programming

January 2013

8th - 18th
Political Leadership: The Parliamentary and Legislative Processes in Boston, MA and Washington, DC

Irish Network DC Reception with the Boston College delegates from the Political Leadership program

Symposium: Alternatives to Political Violence at Dublin City University

Boston's Improv Asylum hosts an informational session in Belfast


February 2013

5th - 15th
Renewable Energies in Agriculture: Biomass in Boston, MA and Ames & Des Moines, IA

Symposium on Frederick Douglass, Ireland, and Daniel O'Connell at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park


March 2013

2nd - 9th
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College Heidi Neck travels to Ireland and Northern Ireland as follow-up speaker for the 2011 Developing and Supporting Young Business Leaders program

Symposium: "Next Generation Entrepreneurship" in co-operation with the TCD-UCD Innovation Academy in Dublin

9th - 16th
Theresa Reno-Weber, Chief of Performance Improvement for the City of Louisville, KY will visit Ireland and Northern Ireland as a follow-up speaker to the 2012 E-Governance program

Symposium: Evaluating Performance and Metrics' Selection


April 2013

2nd - 12th
Disabilities and Access in Boston, MA and Denver, CO

Current Realities in Northern Ireland with Angila Chada, Executive Director of Springboard Opportunities in Boston

16th - 19th
Paul Reville, Professor of Practice at Harvard University's School of Education will travel to Irleand and Northern Ireland as a follow-up speaker to the 2012 Education Policy program

Talk and Networking Reception; Access to Higher Education: Lessons Learned


May 2013

6th - 16th
Social Enterprise and Overcoming Long Term Unemployment in Boston, MA and Detroit, MI

Biogen Idec and Irish Network Boston

Executive Director of Running Start and Founder of Solid Grounds Strategy Jessica Grounds travels to Ireland and Northern Ireland as a follow-up speaker for the 2012 Women in the Workplace program.

One Family and Women for Election host a seminar in conjunction with the Irish Institute on Engaging Women: taking the Next Step into Politics in Dublin.

Women's Resource & Development Agency, Women in Business Northern Ireland, and Belfast City Council host a group discussion in conjunction with the Irish Institute on Leaders, Leading Change: Women in Politics in Belfast.


July 2013

8th - 17th
International Entrepreneurship Center Irish Insitute Program in Boston, MA

21st - 3rd
Management Center of Innsbruck Program in Boston, MA


September 2013

10th - 20th
Joined up and Crosscutting Thinking in Policy Development
in both Boston, MA and Washington, DC

14th - 21st
Ellen Gilligan, CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, visited Ireland and Northern Ireland as follow-up speaker to the 2012 Arts & Business program.

Making The Ask: Philanthropy from a Global Perspective

19th - 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave., NW
"Can States Promote Good Governance Today?"
A roundtable discussion about policy development & implementation in Europe and the U.S Moderated by Mr. Simon Carswell, Washington Correspondent, Irish Times with panelists Dr. Thomas Wright, Fellow, Brookings Institution, Ms. Kristin Leary, Founder, Leary Ventures, Deputy Joe McHugh, TD Fine Gael and Mr. Derek McCallan, CEO, Northern Ireland Local Government Association.

October 2013

12th - 19th
Dr. Ofrit Liviatan lecturer of the Department of Government at Harvard University visited Ireland and Northern Ireland as a follow-up speaker for the 2013 Political Leadership program.

Orientation for Joined Up Policymaking at Stormont