This week at The Hist, we debate with some of the top players in the European game about the future of the continent, and host a discussion panel on sexual violence.


This House Believes in a United States of Europe, in association with Europa Trinity

Wednesday, 7:15pm, The GMB Chamber


The loss of sovereignty is always a tricky questions with regard to European expansion. Should the European Union be given more power, should we scrap it altogether or is there a third way which ensures both prosperity and individual statehood?


This debate addresses the issue of a Union that continues to expand. Is the perceived Democratic deficiency of the EU a small price to pay for continued integration and the potential for progress and growth that may come along with it? Does it matter that many perceive the European Union to be undemocratic and unjust? Would you support a United States of Europe?


Deficit busting reception to follow the debate upstairs in the Hist Conversation room.


Speakers include:

Pat Cox, Former President of the European Parliament

Declan Ganley, Chairman of Libertas

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Lecturer, TCD


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Stop Sexual Violence : A Discussion Forum

1:15pm, Thursday, The Conversation Room


This event follows the interesting and thought provoking ‘Discussing Sexual Violence’ panel discussion held during International Women’s Week 2012, and the launch of the ‘Don’t be that Guy’ campaign across College last month.


The event will seek to shift focus away from the victims of sexual assault, and towards the potential offenders. It will look to dispel the culture of victim blaming and will challenge the societal attitudes that underlie this, to shift the focus to those committing the attacks.


This forum will include Cliona Saidlear, RCNI (Rape Crisis Network of Ireland), Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop (Dublin Rape Crisis Centre) and Jacqueline Healy (National Women’s Council of Ireland), among others TBC.


This is in association with TCD Students’ Union, Equality Office, DU Gender Equality Society & The Hist.


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