Program Dates: August 6th-16th, 2014
Program Location: Dublin and Cork, Ireland
Program Campuses: University College Dublin and University College Cork
Program Costs: $2,000 USD (Scholarships Available – See Application)
This summer, Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEA) will hold its 2nd annual summer program on the campuses of University College Dublin and University College Cork. BEA will be hosting an award winning international faculty from some of the best universities in the USA and Europe. Students from learn from professors and guest speakers on the topics of: Ethno-national conflict and Irish identity, public policy, international relations and security, diplomacy, and global leadership
The Ireland summer program is a premiere ten day summer institute for ambitious students and young professionals. We strive to challenge our students through a vigorous “real life” experience that features lecturers from some of the most prestigious universities in the word. Participants can look forward to team projects, simulations, press conferences and cultural excursions.
Outside of lectures students will have the opportunity to socialize with students from over 20 different countries, building your global network. It’s all about who you know. Our participants will also hear from guest speakers that will supplement concepts and knowledge that can be applied to real life situations. We prepare you to get ahead.
At the conclusion of our program there will be a graduation ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland. Upon completion of the BEA program our scholars will receive certificates from BEA Institute as official alumni and trained global leaders.
- Professors from some of the world’s most prestigious universities
- Cultural Excursions
- Tour of Parliament
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- City of Galway
- Cliffs of Moher (Ireland’s most popular attraction)
- City of Limerick
- City of Cork
Program fee and Scholarships:
Program fee covers the following:
- Tuition - Tuition pays for our prestigious professors to lecture to you!
- Meals - All scheduled breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the program fee.
- Accommodation - The program fee covers your lodging during the length of the program
- Cultural Excursions - All scheduled excursions are included in the program fee
Scholarships are awarded based on 4 factors:
- How early an application is submitted
- Actual need for a scholarship
- Merit and existing leadership experience
- Previous scholarships awarded
*Self-financed participants will pay total program fee of $2,000 USD
Think you need a visa? Click here for Visa Information
This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Ireland. You must have submitted your application by May 15th, 2014 to be eligible.
*Applicants will be informed on a rolling basis if accepted into the program.
- Any student or young professional in the world (Students from all disciplines are welcome)
- Applicants must be over the age of 18 or entering a higher education institution
- Applicants must be enrolled in higher education or recently finished (within 3 years)
Leonardo Baccini is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests are in the area of international political economy and comparative political economy with a focus on developing countries.
He is the author of Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: How International Institutions Promote Liberalization (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) and of several articles published or forthcoming in several leading journals. He taught courses in international political economy in many countries such as the US, the UK, Germany, and Ireland. Information on his publications and working papers can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/leonardobaccini/.
Using experimental methods and formal theory models, Pablo Hernandez-Lagos’ research addresses two fundamental aspects of economic organization: Leadership and cooperation. In particular, his current work explores the role of leadership on cooperation and economic growth.
Pablo received his PhD in business administration from UC Berkeley, and he holds a MS in applied economics and a BS in engineering from Universidad de Chile. Prior to his doctoral studies, he also participated in the creation of Chile’s National Innovation Strategy.
Melanie Hoewer joined SPIRE in 2012. Before that she was teaching in the UCD School of Social Justice and in the Irish School of Ecumenics in TCD and she worked in a EU-Daphne funded project on Gender Violence and LGBT rights and on issues of conflict transformation, human rights and social justice for Amnesty International (Irish Section), the Latin American Solidarity Centre and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Mexico and Colombia). She is academic adviser to the Consultative Group of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the UNSCR 1325 Action Plan on women, peace and security in Ireland.
Melanie’s primary areas of research are comparative ethno-national identity, conflict and settlement processes, gender equality and women’s rights, Latin American politics and Northern Ireland. Her PhD thesis examined gender and identity in peace and conflict processes in Northern Ireland and Chiapas, Mexico. She has since written on intersecting boundary processes in the ethno-national conflict and settlement processes, gender identity and women’s rights in Iran and Ireland,approaches to Gender Based Violence in Ireland and the status of women in Ireland.
Dr Peter Admirand, formerly a Programme Co-Ordinator in the Irish School of Ecumenics’ Intercultural and Interreligious Theology Program and a Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer in its International Peace Studies Programme, has written and published widely in the area of trauma studies; witness testimonies (of mass atrocities); forgiveness and reconciliation; interreligious dialogue; ethics, memory, and justice; and ethics and international affairs. With a M.A. in English (Georgetown University); a M.A. in Theological Ethics (Boston College) and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, Dr Admirand brings a wealth of interdisciplinary and interreligious experience that is crucial in the area of Conflict Resolution.
His well-received 2012 book, Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology, addresses many of the above fields. He has taught a number of successful modules at the ISE’s International Peace Studies Program, including “Ethics and International Affairs” and “Ethical Globalisation: The Religions in Global Civil Society.” Dr Admirand has also advised postgraduate dissertations addressing post-conflict resolution or interreligious dialogue in Nigeria, Burundi, Israel/Palestine, and the Balkans, among other conflicts. One of his doctoral students is currently studying the violence in Northern Nigeria and the role interreligious dialogue can play in healing that conflict.
Paddy Duffy is a writer, broadcaster and Youth Worker from Donegal, Ireland. He’s the author of the Irish political humour book ‘Did That Actually Happen?’, and is a regular commentator on RTE and the BBC, and writes the news review ‘What Kind Of Week Has It Been?’ for The Huffington Post. He has a particular interest in how young people engage with politics, and has worked as a mentor for the Donegal Youth Council, a correspondent and editor for the European Youth Press and social media coordinator for the President’s Being Young And Irish seminar. He’s also a former board member of SpunOut.ie, having been involved with Ireland’s youth website since its foundation.
He currently lives in Manchester, where he writes questions for University Challenge”
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