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Conference Programme

We are delighted to welcome to you to the University of Limerick for the 2016 INHS Conference. The  conference programme is available below, and a more detailed programme will be made available closer to the conference.

“The Politics of Hate: Community, Societal and Global Responses”

Conference May 24-26 2016

University of Limerick

Venue: Kemmy Business School (unless otherwise stated)

Tuesday 24th May
15:00-17:00 AGM of the International Network for Hate Studies (for INHS Advisory Board Members only)
18:00-20:00 Conference Opening Reception: Millstream Courtyard, University of Limerick 
Wednesday 25th May
9:00-9.30 Registration/coffee
9.30-9.45  Welcome
Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Mark Walters (Directors of the INHS)
Introductory Address from Professor Paul McCutcheon, Vice President Academic and Registrar, University of Limerick
9.45-11.00 Plenary Session 1: Grassroots Advocates to Global Actors: Community, National and Intergovernmental Responses to Hate Crime.
Professor Gail Mason, University of Sydney
Dr Stephanos Stavros, European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance
Salome Mbugua, AkiDwA 
11.00-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.45 Parallel Session 1: Seminar Papers and Group Discussions
12.45-13.30  Lunch 
13:30-14:30 Parallel Session 2: Workshops and Panel Discussions
14:30-16:00 Parallel Session 3: Seminar Papers and Group Discussions
16:00-16:15  Coffee
16.15-17.30 Plenary Session 2: “The Emperor Wears No Clothes!”: Addressing the absence of hate crime laws in Ireland.
Stephen O'Hare, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
Dr Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick
Final Speaker to be confirmed
17:30-18:30 Drinks Reception and Book Launches
19:00 Conference 
The Pavillion Restaurant, University of Limerick
Keynote Address: David Joyce, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Thursday 26th May
9:00-9.30  Registration/coffee
9.30-11.00  Plenary Session 3: Hate Crime as Pathology: Motivation, Effect, Health and Illness 
Professor Paul Iganski, Lancaster University
Dr Nathan Hall, University of Portsmouth
Dr Lucy Smith, Health Service Executive
11.00-11.15    Coffee
11.15-12.45 Parallel Session 4: Seminar Papers and Group Discussions
12.45-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Parallel Session 5: Workshops and Panel Discussions
14.30-16.00  Parallel Session 6: Seminar Papers and Group Discussions
16:00-16.15 Coffee
16.15-16.45 Closing Presentation: Key Themes and Future Directions
Professor Barbara Perry and Joanna Perry, Chairpersons of the INHS Advisory Board
16:45-17:00 Closing Address
Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Mark Walters, INHS
18:00 Closing Dinner
The Curragower Bar and Restaurant  
Friday 27th May (Optional for Visiting Guests subject to sufficient numbers)
10:00-17:00   Guided Bus Tour of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park


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