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DONNA LYONS

 

ABOUT

Dr. Donna Lyons, LL.B. (Trinity College Dublin, First Class Honours), LL.M. (New York University, International Legal Studies), Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin), Attorney-at-Law (New York) is an expert in International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, and International Criminal Law and has published, presented, and obtained research funding both domestically and internationally within these fields. Donna currently has a book under contract with Routledge entitled Leading Works in International Law (forthcoming 2022). 

As Assistant Professor of International Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin over the past two years, Donna has designed and delivered four modules: two (International Human Rights Law and European Human Rights Law) as part of the LL.B. programme, and two (International Criminal Law and Public International Law Dissertation Group) on the LL.M. degree. Donna has supervised over 25 LL.M. dissertations in the area of Public International Law. Donna held the administrative post of coordinator for the Law and Political Science programme for the academic year 2019/2020 and currently acts as Trinity College Dublin representative to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Committee on Human Rights and as coordinator for the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Working Group (Trinity College Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory). 

Donna runs a speaker series within the Trinity College School of Law which takes place throughout 2020-2021, details of, and recordings for which, are available below. Recordings of all sessions are also posted on the following YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSezuV0pSqVQfzM2eZP8GA/

 

CONVERSATIONS WITH DONNA LYONS: TRINITY LAW SCHOOL SPEAKER SERIES

Speakers Confirmed:

Eric Posner (Chicago) (2 September 2020) 

Cass Sunstein (Harvard) ('Too Much Information') (11 September 2020) 

Peter Singer (Princeton) (24 September 2020) 

Alicia Ely Yamin (Harvard) (1 October 2020) 

Cass Sunstein (Harvard) ('Law and Leviathan') (2 October 2020) 

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin (MIT; UMass) (6 October 2020) 

Philippe Sands (QC, Matrix Chambers, UCL) (21 October 2020)   

Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (22 October 2020) 

Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner (Harvard; Chicago) (28 October 2020)

Catherine O'Rourke (Ulster) (29 October 2020) 

Philip Alston (NYU) (11 November 2020) 

Peter Burke (Cambridge) (25 November 2020) 

Jack Balkin (Yale) (30 November 2020) 

Jules Coleman (Yale) (3 December 2020)  

Brian Leiter (Chicago) (on Nietzsche) (9 December 2020)

Mara Prentiss (Harvard) (16 December 2020) 

Neville Cox (Trinity) (22 December 2020) 

Hurst Hannum (Tufts) (29 January 2021)

Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard) (18 February 2021)

Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) (4 March 2021) 

Brian Leiter (Chicago) (on Marx) (9 March 2021)

Peter Hayes (Northwestern) (8 April 2021) 

Theodor Meron (Oxford) (Spring 2021)

David Norris (Senator, Trinity) (Spring 2021)

Joseph Weiler (NYU) (3 June 2021) 

Caoilfhionn Gallagher (QC, Doughty Street) (8 June 2021) 

Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) (Summer 2021) 

Samuel Moyn (Yale) (8 September 2021) 

James Kingston (DFA) (Autumn 2021)

John H. McWhorter (Columbia) (Autumn 2021) 

Michael Ignatieff (CEU) (Autumn 2021)

Anne Marie Slaughter (Princeton; New America) (Autumn 2021) 

András Sajó (CEU; ECtHR) (Autumn 2021)

Recordings of all completed seminars are posted below.

 

                                                                      Brian Leiter on Marx's Philosophy Today

 

Kathryn Sikkink on Rights, Responsibilities, and Evidence for Hope

 

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the Climate Crisis,

Capitalism, Trump, and the Green New Deal

 

Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein on America Post-Trump,

the Supreme Court, Biden, and Global Affairs

 

Brian Leiter on Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

 

Eric Posner on Demagogues in US History and Trump

 

Philip Alston on Tax, Inequality, and Human Rights

 

Jack Balkin on American Democracy, Political Parties, Political Polarisation, and Constitutional Rot 

 

Philippe Sands on Nazi Germany, Nuremberg, International Criminal Law, and Transitional Justice

 

Cass Sunstein on Information Disclosure, Welfare, Technology, and Bureaucracy

 

Alicia Ely Yamin on Health and Social Equality, Pandemics, and the Future of Human Rights 

 

Eric Posner and Jack Goldsmith on Reform of the U.S. Presidency After Trump

 

Peter Singer on Veganism, Animal Liberation, Environmental Protection, and Covid-19

 

Mara Prentiss on Energy Revolution, Energy Conservation,

and Transitioning to Clean Renewable Energy

 

Neville Cox on Veiling Laws, Freedom of Religion, and Islamophobia

 

Cass Sunstein on Rule of Law, Democracy, and the Administrative State

 

Peter Burke on Polymaths, Interdisciplinarity, and Knowledge in the Digital Age

 

Catherine O'Rourke on Women's Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law

 

Jonathan Wolff on Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy

 

Hurst Hannum on Rescuing Human Rights, Universality

Versus Relativism, and Rights in the Biden Era

 

Peter Hayes on Profits and Persecution: German Big Business and the Holocaust

 

Jules Coleman on Everyday Ethics and the Value of Philosophy in Our Everyday Lives

 

Site email: lyonsdm@tcd.ie

 

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