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Picture of Ireland in Crisis?

Ireland in Crisis?

Analyses and Proposed Solutions

Editor(s): Seán Ó Nualláin
Subject: Irish Studies

Book Description

The first annual conference of ICIS, the international congress of Irish studies, was held at, and academically sponsored by, the University of California at Berkeley in July 2012. The four main themes of the conference were: Performing Arts; Literature, Language, and Identity; Politics, Technology, and the Economy; and Issues of Intellectual Freedom. These proceedings of this highly successful event, in conjunction with the editor’s Ireland: a colony once again (CSP, 2012), attempt to explore the reinstatement of Irish identity in our present, vastly-changed political and cultural landscape.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4965-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4965-0
Date of Publication: 01/09/2013
Pages / Size: 255 / A5
Price: £44.99


Seán Ó Nualláin holds an MSc in Psychology from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, and a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He has been a Visiting Scholar at both Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley continually (2002–2012), eventually being appointed a faculty member by academic senate in both institutions; and directs the independent non-profit organisation, Nous Research, and the independent college trading as University of Ireland in the US. In 2012, he founded the International Congress of Irish studies, which held its highly successful first conference at the University of California at Berkeley in July, 2012.

He was Science and Technology convenor, and member of national council of the Green Party, Ireland, 1997–2003, before resigning in 2003 after an internal coup. From 1997–2003, the Green Party’s representation at national level tripled; it is now at pre-1997 levels.

He participated in the successful Irish campaign against e-voting, 2004–2006, and with help from Stanford colleague, David Dill, coached the deputy leader of the Irish Labour party before her critical 2004 parliamentary address on the subject.

He won the critical Irish tenure case, resulting in disciplinary procedures being rewritten in favour of all university employees (including non-academic) in 2003 and was a co-founder of the Musician’s Union of Ireland, 2003.