Research has been integral to our mission since our inception. We are committed to conducting research that makes original contributions to knowledge, that informs public policy, and that benefits local communities in Ireland and throughout the world.
ISE staff engage in individual and collaborative research projects in a range of thematic areas. Those areas are inter-religious ethics and globalisation; religious worlds and the politics of difference; peacebuilding and reconciliation; and Northern Ireland. This work relates clearly to two of TCD’s research themes, Globalisation and Ireland: Texts and Contexts. Our staff are engaged with research centres and networks within TCD, including the Post-Conflict Justice Centre, the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and the Trinity International Development Initiative.