The Institute of British and Irish Studies at UCD has its Annual Conference coming up next Thursday. This year’s theme is Human Rights and Security. The opening speech is from Michael McDowell. And there is serious interest for NI watchers. Amongst them Hegemony, The ‘War on Terror’ and the NI Experience from Colm Campbell, Transitional Justice Institute, at University of Ulster; and a more generalised session on NI with Promoting and Protecting Human Rights from Colin Harvey of the Human Rights Centre, at Queen’s and Six Years on: Police Reform and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland from Dr Graham Ellison also from Queen’s. Talk money and bookings to Susan Muldoon at IBIS, University College Dublin, Dublin 4 on: +353-1-716 8670 fax: +353-1-716 1171 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Concessions available.