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 2009

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

The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School will bring together scholars and graduate students from around the world to engage in wide-ranging discussion on interdisciplinary study of the United States. The School is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the fields of American Studies, History, Political Sciences and Literary and Cultural Studies. The programme will offer participants the opportunity to work with distinguished figures in these fields and to investigate current developments in study of the United States and its global relations. The School's format will include daily workshop seminars and plenary lectures. Participants work with the School 's core faculty in one of four week-long seminars.

In 2009 the faculty will include Sabine Broeck (University of Bremen), Hamilton Carroll (University of Leeds), Jane Desmond (University of Illinois), Thomas Keenan (Bard College), Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin), Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham), Diana Negra (University College Dublin), Sabine Sielke (University of Bonn), Werner Sollors (Harvard University) and Robyn Wiegman (Duke University).

"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

UCD Clinton Institute would like to thank the following for financially supporting students to attend the Summer School.

Workshop Leaders & Workshop Titles

Scott Lucas

Professor Liam Kennedy
(University College Dublin) &

Professor Thomas Keenan
(Bard College)

Media & Conflict






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

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 accommodation, should their their applications be successful


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.

Fees and Scholarships


A limited number of scholarships (covering registration and tuition only fees) are available.   If you wish to apply please indicate this on your application letter or email and return the completed application form along with one academic reference by the 13th March 2009.

Campus accommodation is limited and would therefore advise early applications.

Applicants are urged to seek funding from their home institutions.

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