Isitute for British-Irish Studies, Spire Research Project – Addressing Cultural Legacies of Conflict. Towards an intercultural and inter-dimensional Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security. Funded by the Conflict Resolution Unit of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs To undertake research and organisational/administrative tasks necessary for the successful completion of the ‘Addressing Cultural Legacies of Conflict’ research project. The tasks will feed into the academic work of the student and at the same time provide an opportunity to acquire essential career building skills such as event organisation, setting up and monitoring a virtual discussion forum, networking et cetera.
The candidate needs to be accepted for, and preferably enrolled in a PhD programme in political science or related discipline. Further requirements are as follows: High intellectual capability as evident in research expertise in one or more of the following areas: women, peace and security, UNSCR 1325; ethnic conflict; international law; gender based violence; women in armed conflict; conflict in the developing world; conflict resolution and peace-building; institutional design Good knowledge of comparative debates, with a strong grounding in at least one geographical region of conflict and an interest in the Northern Ireland conflict. A strong, demonstrable commitment to level of responsibility Excellent event organisation, administrative, interpersonal and English oral and writing skills. A capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the school and the wider academic community