University College Dublin | An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

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

Global Irish Civic Forum
June 2015

Prospective Students

    President Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010

Clinton Institute Summer School 2008

" intellectual and academic feast in the most friendly and welcoming atmosphere"
Ioana Luca, University of Bucharest, participant in the 2007 Summer School

The Summer School will open on the 13th July with a plenary lecture given by Professor Stanley Fish (Florida International University) titled ‘The Future of the Humanities’. The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School for 2008 will be held from the 13 - 19th July.

The School is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior faculty in American Studies and its cognate fields (English, History, Cultural and Media Studies, Political Science). The programme will offer participants the opportunity to work with pre-eminent figures in these fields and to investigate current developments in study of the United States

In 2008 the faculty will include Jonathan Auerbach (University of Maryland), Ruth Barton (Trinity College Dublin), Hamilton Carroll (University of Leeds), Penny Von Eschen (University of Michigan), Kevin Gaines (University of Michigan), Donatella Izzo (University of Naples), Cindi Katz (City University of New York), Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin), Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham), Donald Pease (Dartmouth College) and Werner Sollors (Harvard University)

In an intensive week of study, participants work with the Institute core faculty in one of four workshops. Each faculty member also offers a lecture attended by all participants. Throughout the week the School will host additional lectures by visiting faculty.

"It gave me the unique opportunity of sharing time, ideas, many a laughter and a common passion with an incredible group of scholars and people, and to investigate, question, assess and collectively attempt to redefine the objectives, borders and the fluctuating nature of our shared field of study..... All of this contributed to making the School such a wonderfully rich and thought-provoking experience "
Corinna Baschirotto- University of Bergamo

Report & Photos

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Workshop Leaders & workshop titles

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas
(University of Birmingham)

Liam Kennedy
(UCD Clinton Institute)

Enduring Freedom: Ideology and US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century'
(Joint workshop with Liam Kennedy & Scott Lucas)

Liam Kennedy

Format and Programme

The School’s format will consist of two principle components, daily workshop seminars and plenary lectures.   Participants work with the School’s core faculty of distinguished scholars in one of four week-long workshops, as listed above.  All participants will be expected to to present a sample of their research in the workshops and this will be circulated in advance.  In addition to the daily seminar meetings, all participants attend plenary lectures given by the workshop leaders and other distinguished visitors/scholars.  These will include:

Application Procedure

Applications received after the 9th May cannot be guaranteed on campus accommodation, should their their applications be successful

Application Form - please print and return by post or email

Completed applications should include:

Applications to the Summer School will be judged on a rolling basis until places are filled.

Completed applications should be returned to:

Catherine Carey
Clinton Institute for American Studies
Belfield House
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

or email


Applications received after the 9th May cannot be guaranteed on campus accommdation, should their their applications be successful.

Campus accommodation is in a shared apartment.  Each person will have their own single bedroom with shared living room and kitchen.

The bedroom includes a workshop desk, wardrobe/storage space, bed linen and hand towel.  You should bring your own bath towel.  Basic kitchen equipment is also provided.

Campus accommodation is limited and we would therefore advise early registration.



Campus accommodation is limited and would therefore advise early applications.

Applicants are urged to seek funding from their home institutions.

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