The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Event Details

PSAI & Campus Engage Seminar

Monday, 7th of April 2014 (09:30 – 13:00) @ NUI Offices Dublin

'Knowledge Democracy: the potential of participatory and deliberative democratic research in applied academy, community and policy contexts'.

NUI offices, Merrion Square, Dublin

10am-1pm, Monday April 7, 2014.


9.30am Registration

10.00am Introductory Remarks, Dr. Gemma Carney, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast.

10.05 am Lorraine McIrath, PI of Campus Engage 'Civic Engagement within Higher Education in Ireland - from periphery to core'

10.15-11.00am KEYNOTE: Professor Gerry Stoker (University of Southampton) ‘Using Research to See Like a Citizen’

11.15am – 11.40am Dr. Clodagh Harris, UCC, 'Making Political Science relevant: the role for participatory and deliberative democracy'

12.00-12.20pm Dr. Deiric Ó Broin, DCU, Politics, Participation and Power at Local Level in Ireland: towards a public sphere of empowerment and participation?.

12.20-12.45pm Discussion and Questions.

1.00pm Close.

This event is sponsored by Campus Engage and the PSAI Specialist Group in Participatory and Deliberative Democracy