TMI Events

TMI Seminar – Dr. Matthew O’Brien – Money, Manipulation and Mandarins: How Financialisation Frustrates the Common Good

27 October 2016

In the years since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, discontent has swept liberal western democracies in Europe and the U.S.A. Economic inequality is a chief target of populist ire, echoed by intellectual critiques from that of Thomas Piketty to that of Pope Francis. It has been exploited in the U.S. presidential election campaign by the […]

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TMI Seminar – Dr. Samuel Gregg – Christianity, Liberalism and the Market Economy

16 March 2016

The relationship between Christianity and the market economy is a complex one. Among other things, it raises the question of whether acceptance or even promotion of the market involves acceptance of liberal or even libertarian views of man and society, many of which would seem to be at odds with Christian teaching. Can a Christian […]

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Dissent, Conscience and the Wall

1 October 2014

The next event will be a special plenary in Brussels in October 2015.  For more information about forthcoming events please visit dcw25.wordpress.com This series has been organised by the Thomas More Institute in partnership with the European University Colleges Association and is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

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Dissent, Conscience and the Wall 1989-2014 – Changing Perceptions of Conscience, and of Tolerance of Dissent, in Europe since 1989

30 May 2015

The last of three symposia examining developments in freedom of conscience and dissent in public in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dr. Martin Meenagh Tutor in History, and Barrister Conscience versus Reciprocity in the European Public Sphere since 1989 Dr. Gunnar Beck School of Oriental and African Studies Democracy and the Rule […]

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Dissent, Conscience and the Wall 1989-2014 – The Role of Conscience and Dissent in Bringing about the Fall of the Berlin Wall (and Raising of the Iron Curtain) in and around 1989

27 February 2015

The second in a series of three symposia examining developments in freedom of conscience and dissent in public in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Pavel Trantina (Member of the European Economic and Social Committee) Thoughts and reflections (video) Professor Harald Wydra (Cambridge University) Making Europe from the Margins: The Politics of […]

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Dissent, Conscience and the Wall 1989-2014 – Pre-1989 Tolerance of Dissent and Freedom of Conscience on Either Side of the Iron Curtain

29 November 2014

The first in a series of three symposia examining developments in freedom of conscience and dissent in public in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Keynote speaker: Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist. Edward Lucas, is a senior editor at The Economist. An expert in energy, intelligence and cyber-security issues, he covered […]

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TMI Seminar – Piers Tattersall – Art as a Public Good

25 June 2014

The relationship between art and society is an old and complex one. Since the 1980s successive British governments have tried to gloss over this history via ‘instrumentalisation’ of artistic activity with a view to attainment of manifestly non-artistic ends. The result has been that it has become perceived near impossible to discuss artistic value in […]

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TMI Seminar – Prof. John Loughlin – Scottish Independence: Implications for Anglo-Irish Relations

28 May 2014

The 1998 Good Friday Agreement in tandem with the devolution programme in Great Britian were major steps toward normalising relations among the countries and regions of the British Isles. This was possible for a number of reasons but not least because both the UK and Ireland are members of the European Union. But one of […]

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