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Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award

Institution: University of Galway

Year: 2024

Niall Ó Dochartaigh is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the MA in Public Policy at the University of Galway. He has published extensively on the Northern Ireland conflict and on peace negotiations. His publications include Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the birth of the Irish Troubles and the co-edited books Political Violence in Context and Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland.

His most recent book, Deniable Contact: Back-channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland was awarded the Brian Farrell book prize of the Political Studies Association of Ireland and was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize.

Ó Dochartaigh will be based at New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House where he will carry out research on US civil society peacemaking efforts during the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, examining the diverse social, political, and cultural factors that shaped transatlantic civil society engagement during the conflict.

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