Living and Learning Empathy in Covid-19: A Virtual Global Conversation

Webinar 1: Thursday 30th April

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Welcome Address: Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh President, National University of Ireland, Galway & Nicholas P. Jones, Provost, The Pennsylvania State University

Speakers: Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair, National University of Ireland, Galway, Professor Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair, Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Dana Winters & Dr. Annie McNamara, St Vincent’s College/Fred Rogers Center, USA

Respondents: Ms Ella Anderson, Youth Researcher, UNESCO Chair, National University of Ireland, Galway & Dr. Kyle Peck and Dr. Ann Echols, Intergenerational Leadership Institute at Penn State

Moderator: Carl O'Brien is Education Editor of The Irish Times.

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Webinar 2: Thursday 7th May

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Speakers: Professor Caroline McGregor, National University of Ireland, Galway, Dr Carmel Devaney, National University of Ireland, Galway, John Donnellan, Tusla - Child and Family Agency, Catherine O'Donohue, Tusla - Child and Family Agency, Séan Campbell, Foróige CEO & Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall, USA

Moderator: Professor John Canavan, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Galway, Ireland

 

Webinar 3: Thursday 14th May

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Speakers: Helette Pieterse, Moeketsi Mashibini, Nqobile Mdletshe & Andile Nkabinde, Make a Difference Leadership Foundation, Cape Town, Alan Kerins, Humanitarian, The Inner Winner Institute, Pat Dolan, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Moderator: Professor Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair, Pennsylvania State University

Webinar 4: Thursday 21st May

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Speakers: Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, James Cawley, Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI), Peter Kearns, Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI), Fiona Anderson, Independent mental health advocate, Frank Conaty, Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality commission (IHREC), National Platform of Self Advocates.

Moderator: Dr. Áine Sperrin, Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway 

Webinar 5: Thursday 28th May

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Speakers: Caroline O'Hanlon, Armagh Footballer, Jack McCaffrey, Dublin Footballer, Yolanda Antin, Partnerships Coordinator, Foundation of Football Club Barcelona, Colin Regan, GAA Community & Health Manager, Kalyn McDonough, University of Delaware, Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair, Pennsylvania State University, Ria Ramnarine, 3-Star AIBA (International Boxing Association) Coach & Former World Boxing Champion

Moderator: Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Webinar 6: Thursday 4th June

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Speakers:Prof Sean Dinneen, School of Medicine, NUI Galway, Dr Avril Kennan, Health Research Charities Ireland, Deirdre McLoughlin, PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway Public Advisory Panel, Casey Donaghey, Dr Anne Cody, Health Research Board, Ireland, Anne McKenzie, Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia, Derek Stewart, OBE, Patient Advocate, UK

Moderator: Edel Murphy, PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway

Webinar 7: Thursday 11th June

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Speakers: Eoin Dolan, Soundsurfers, Dr Bernadine Brady, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Jack Gaffey, Youth as Researcher, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Danann Kemp, Shanon & Shirley Ward, Youth Soundsufers, Foroige

Moderator: Professor Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair, Pennsylvania State University

Webinar 8: Thursday 18th June

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Speakers: Aidan Harte, NUI Galway, Suzanne McKane, Galway City Partnerships, Michelle Dube, NUI Galway, Lorraine Tansey, NUI Galway and Dara Kerins, NUI Galway

Moderator: Dr. Lorraine McIlrath, Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI), NUI Galway

Webinar 9: Thursday 25th June

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Speakers: Priya Prakash, Founder and CEO of HealthSetGo, Global Citizen Award Winner, Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, School of History / UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway , Maria Kypriotou, Senior Youth Specialist Social and Human Sciences Section, UNESCO Headquarters Paris, France, Dr Óscar Prieto-Flores University of Girona, Spain, Dr Bernadine Brady UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

Moderator: Co-Moderated by UNESCO Chairs Prof Pat Dolan (Ireland) and Prof Mark Brennan (USA)

Webinar 10: Thursday 2nd July

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Speakers: Patricia Conboy – HelpAge International; Nena Georgantzi – AGE Platform Europe; Giovanni Lamura – National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing-Italy; Áine Ní Léime, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUIG; Eamon O’Shea Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia, NUIG; Kieran Walsh Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUIG.

Moderator: Norah Keating, Global Social Issues on Ageing (IAGG)

Webinar 11: Thursday 9th July

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Speakers: Paddy Gillespie, Health Economic and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC), NUI Galway; Brendan Kennelly, Health Economic and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC), NUI Galway; Dan Kelleher, Health Economic and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC), NUI Galway; Michelle Queally, Health Economic and Policy Analysis Centre, NUI Galway; Brendan Walsh, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

Moderator: Brendan Kennelly – Health Economic and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC), NUI Galway.

Webinar 12: Thursday 16th July

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Speakers: Ms. Kate Berardi, Empathy Fellow Penn State University, USA, Dr Charlotte Silke, Empathy Researcher UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President NUI Galway, Mr Jack Gaffey, UNESCO Child and Family Research, Youth as Researcher Intern and joint convenors of the Webinar Series UNESCO Chairs Professors Dolan and Brennan.

Moderator: Acclaimed Irish Times Journalist Ms. Kitty Holland.