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Wednesday, March 6 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Diaspora: Building Global Networks LIMITED

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This session will introduce the concept of the ‘diaspora’ as more than an economic driver, bringing in perspectives from multidisciplinary experts all showcasing the potential of harnessing a strong future market for Europe building upon the diaspora communities in all their forms.

Concepts to be discussed include:
- The history and origins/definitions of ‘diaspora’
- Global population shifts and migration
- A who’s who in diaspora development, historical leaders, implications, etc
- diasporic factors: remittances, philanthropy, trade and investment, art & culture, education, sport, medical tourism, volunteering
- global networks and social networking
- practice-based research
- Diaspora & peace
- the influence of technology & transport
- legal aspects of Diaspora
- Diaspora and Gender
- mobile telephony & its implications


Speakers
avatar for Mr. Kingsley Aikins

Mr. Kingsley Aikins

Diaspora Matters, Former CEO & President of The Worldwide Ireland Funds
Kingsley Aikins was born and brought up in Dublin and educated at The High School, Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, from which he graduated with an honors degree in economics and politics.  He also has a post-graduate Diploma in International Marketing and has studied and worked extensively in France and Spain.  For five years he was the Sydney, Australia based representative of the Irish Trade Board and the Industrial Development... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Conor Galvin

Dr. Conor Galvin

University Lecturer and Researcher, UCD Dublin College of Human Sciences
Dr Conor GALVIN is a University Lecturer and Researcher at UCD Dublin College of Human Sciences where he works on various education, development practice, ICT and research programmes. He regularly speaks at conferences and events in Ireland and Europe on the information society, education policy, the politics of education, new literacies, and technology enhanced learning. In the past three years he has keynoted Media & Learning, IADIS... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Director, SMARTlab and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, University College Dublin
Lizbeth Goodman is Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Professor of Inclusive Design for Education at University College Dublin, and an Executive Board member of the Innovation Academy (TCD, UCD, QUB), for which she runs the Social Entrepreneurship module and part of the core introductory interdisciplinary session on creative identities in innovation. She is Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy. When she... Read More →
avatar for Nollaig O’Fionghaile

Nollaig O’Fionghaile

Irish Research Council' New Foundations Awardee
Nollaig Ó Fiongháile is a musician, researcher and lecturer. Formerly founder, executive member and later President of the European Network of Traditional Music & Dance (1997-2005); Expert to the European Commission and Council of Europe for the campaign ‘Europe, A Common Heritage’ 2002; Culture Regeneration Specialist with the University of Ulster’ Northern Ireland Centre of European Cooperation... Read More →
avatar for Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), professor and director of an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University Toronto.(http://idrc.ocadu.ca, http://www.ocadu.ca/programs/graduate_studies/inclusive_design.htm). The IDRC is an international center of expertise in digital inclusion. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute a multi-university regional research centre on... Read More →
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Huw Williams

SMARTlab CTO & Previous Head of IT for the London Olympic & Paralympic Games


Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Radisson Blu Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels

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