University College Dublin | An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland | Director: Professor Liam Kennedy

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    President Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies

The UCD Clinton Institute was established in 2003 to provide a focus for research and postgraduate teaching in the field of American Studies. It offers Masters and PhD degrees in the field and also runs a programme of activities devoted to advancing academic research and public discussion about the United States. Drawing on many disciplines the Institute offers a dynamic and wide-ranging coverage of American politics, culture and society.

Through our research, teaching and programme of conferences, seminars, international exchanges and scholarships the Institute promotes American Studies nationally and internationally. It works to bring together existing work on American themes at Irish universities, build international research networks, and also develop links with cultural, diplomatic and business organisations with interest in the US.

The Institute is ideally located to focus particular attention on transatlantic issues, including US relations with Irish and Western Europe. It provides researchers, teachers and policy-makers with a forum for understanding changing relations between the US and European nations in their historical complexity and in relations to contemporary ideological, political and intellectual debate.



Global Diaspora and Development Forum

31st October - 1st November 2014





Report of a Research Project Funded by the Emigrant 
Support Programme, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Clinton Institute for American Studies is pleased to announce the publication of exciting new research on the topic of the Irish diaspora. More and more, states are seeking to understand the form and functions of diasporas and engage with them to provide new opportunities for knowledge transfer, tourism, conflict resolution, and many other matters. In the context of these emerging interests, Ireland has some prominence as a small nation with an over seventy million strong diaspora. The Irish government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of its engagement with the Irish abroad. This research report scopes the changing profile and needs of Irish emigrants in relation to the Government's strategic objectives in engaging with the diaspora, particularly through the ESP, and considers how best these objectives may continue to be met.  To read please click on the image.




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Speakers in the videos above include: Prof. Robert Dalleck, Prof. Scott Lucas, Prof David Ryan, Prof. Robert Brigham & Prof. Scott Lucas.


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