Texas A&M University-Kingsville

College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Colloquium

Blue Room, Fore Hall, Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 04/19/13 - 04/19/13

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Dr. Karen Devine, a lecturer of international relations at Dublin City University in Ireland and current Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, will serve as the keynote speaker of the 2013 Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Colloquium at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 19 in Fore Hall on the A&M-Kingsville campus.

The presentation is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.

Devine will discuss the role of patriotism and public attitudes on the construction of foreign policy, comparing the cases of both the United States and Ireland.

“This is the first time that we have had a scholar from Ireland presenting on a topic of significance to the international political debates in Ireland and the United States,” said Dr. Nirmal Goswami, political science professor and member of the Arts & Sciences Colloquium Committee.

 About Dr. Karen Devine

          Devine holds bachelor’s degrees in politics and Spanish from University College, Dublin; a master’s in European integration from the University of Limerick; a postgraduate diploma in statistics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

            Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including International Political Science Review and Irish Political Studies.

            Devine’s research interests include public opinion and foreign policy, neutrality and European Union common foreign and security policy.

            She is currently working on a book on identity and patriotism in public opinion on foreign policy in Ireland and the United States, and is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York.


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