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The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad

By Mon, Nov 12, 2012 4:24PM UTC

The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad bydfarrellPosted onNovember 12, 2012 A few weeks ago I organised an event at the Royal Irish Academy that brought together the world’s leading experts on deliberation, some of whom had helped organise or had being members of constitutional conventions in their own countries. The objective was to hear from them about the strengths and weaknesses of the conventions in their countries, and what lessons could be learned for the Irish constitutional convention. Here is a link to a short video we commissioned that includes interviews with a number of these experts.

The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad

By Mon, Nov 12, 2012 4:24PM UTC

The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad bydfarrellPosted onNovember 12, 2012 A few weeks ago I organised an event at the Royal Irish Academy that brought together the world’s leading experts on deliberation, some of whom had helped organise or had being members of constitutional conventions in their own countries. The objective was to hear from them about the strengths and weaknesses of the conventions in their countries, and what lessons could be learned for the Irish constitutional convention. Here is a link to a short video we commissioned that includes interviews with a number of these experts. This entry was posted in Opinion/Debate and tagged citizens’ assembly, constitutional convention, deliberation, political reform

The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad

By Mon, Nov 12, 2012 4:24PM UTC

The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad bydfarrellPosted onNovember 12, 2012 A few weeks ago I organised an event at the Royal Irish Academy that brought together the world’s leading experts on deliberation, some of whom had helped organise or had being members of constitutional conventions in their own countries. The objective was to hear from them about the strengths and weaknesses of the conventions in their countries, and what lessons could be learned for the Irish constitutional convention. Here is a link to a short video we commissioned that includes interviews with a number of these experts. This entry was posted in Opinion/Debate and tagged citizens’ assembly, constitutional convention, deliberation, political reform

US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize

By Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:37AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — An American regarded as a father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist have received the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement. The Inamori Foundation awarded its advanced technology prize on Saturday to U.S. computer scientist Ivan Sutherland,

After college exam, Korean students exhale

By Fri, Nov 09, 2012 1:18PM UTC After college exam, Korean students exhale

With the end of the College Scholastic Ability Test, known as the suneung, the long year of study ends for another cohort of Korean high school graduates. Apparently the foreign language and math portions were considered tough this year. Original article in Korean is at this link. The 2013 CSAT

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