July Commencements

A number of students from the Irish School of Ecumenics participated in commencement ceremonies in July.

Among them was Paula Guzzanti Ferrer, who is the first Belfast-based student to complete an M.Litt. degree. Guzzanti Ferrer’s research was titled, ‘Identity, Conflict and Community Arts – Case Study: An Exploration of Community Arts’ Capacity for Peace-Building.’


She is pictured (right) at the commencement ceremony with Trinity Provost John Hegarty, Trinity Chancellor Mary Robinson, and her M.Litt supervisor Gladys Ganiel.

The photo to the left shows Gladys Ganiel with Richard Carson, who completed the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. Carson was the recipient of the James Haire Memorial Prize for best dissertation. Now the Education Director with the international organization A.C.E.T. (AIDS Care Education and Training) Ireland, he spoke about the relevance and benefits of his study and research at ISE, in relation to his current role and career, at the alumni event on 30 June.