Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

[Dublin] One day conference – International Solidarity: Practices, problems, possibilities (TCD)

Date: December 6, 2013 (09.00-18.00)
Registration: From 9.00

Venue: The Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) Seminar Room, 6th Floor Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Hosted By: The Department of Sociology TCD in association with the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Trinity College Dublin

Funded By: The Department of Sociology and the Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund, TCD

REGISTRATION & BOOKING – please visit the event page to download a booking form – once it’s returned to us we can book a place for you –

About the conference
What do we mean by ‘international solidarity’ and what role do solidarity groups play domestically and internationally? This one day conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in solidarity groups in Ireland and abroad to discuss these questions. In an increasingly globalised world, social movements are becoming more transnational. However while research on the more established NGOs and aid agencies has grown in parallel to the growth of transnational movements, solidarity movements – despite their political significance – remain under-researched. This conference aims to close the gap and further research and discussion in this field.

The cost of the conference is
40 euro for waged.
15 euro for unwaged/students
This includes the cost of lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day and covers the cost of the venue.

Programme Overview and Registration

09.00: Registration

09.30-10.40: Keynote

Recovering Internationalism: Creating the New Global Solidarity Peter Waterman: Networked Unionism, Amsterdam and Democracia Global Lima, Peru


11.00-12.30: Practices and spaces of solidarity

Practices of solidarity: opposing apartheid in the centre of London
Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe, Department of Geography, University of Leicester

Building a Solidarity Network with Colombia
Jose Gutierrez: Latin American Solidarity Centre, Dublin

Wide Casting: 5 Broken Cameras and the Expansion of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement
Anna Bernard, Department of English and Comparative Literature, King’s College London

12.30-13.15: Lunch

13.15-15.15: Problems of solidarity activism

On Global Solidarity: Some Conceptual Problems
Ayca Cubukcu, Department of Sociology and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE

‘Putting the blinkers on’: Partiality and Palestinian solidarity
Richard Irvine and David Landy: Palestine Education Initiative and Department of Sociology, TCDublin

International Solidarity with Palestine and Colonial Oppression-Walking the Thin Line between the Two
Elaine Bradley: Department of Sociology, TCD


15.30-16.45: Solidarity as response to crisis

International solidarity in resistance to the Shell Corrib Gas Project
Donal O’Driscoll and Jerrieann Sullivan:Rossport Solidarity Camp
The Construction of Solidarities and the Politicisation of the Crisis

David Featherstone:School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

17.00-18.00: Plenary: Where to from here?

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