Siobhán Airey’s IRC-EU Marie-Curie Fellowship Takes Her to the UK

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Doctoral student Siobhán Airey, a member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the Faculty of Law, recently presented at two conferences in the United Kingdom arising from her IRC-EU Marie-Curie Fellowship.

The prestigious Marie-Curie Fellowship – worth over CDN $334,000 over the three years – is co-funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC), and the European Union. The fellowship promotes research on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals/Agenda 2030.  Ms. Airey’s research deals specifically with how financing for these goals will be governed.

On November 2-3, 2017, Ms. Airey presented at City University in London at a conference organized by the journal Finance and Society, in association with the Finance and Society Network at the University of Sydney and the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) at City University of London. The event focused on the emergence of new forms of fiscal and monetary policy, and new forms of money and finance – the growth of which is increasingly recognised as one of the defining developments of our time. Ms. Airey’s work on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals explored the challenges of the governance of transnational finance in service of development.

She then presented on November 6 at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. The Smith School is a leading interdisciplinary academic hub focused upon teaching, research, and engagement with enterprise on climate change and long-term environmental sustainability. Ms. Airey presented research that proposes new ways of recognizing the diversity, tensions and synergies within and between different governance regimes and regulatory instruments.

Congratulations to Ms. Airey on receiving the Marie-Curie Fellowship! The Faculty of Law is proud to represented by such an innovative scholar!

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