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Is violence the answer?

The house voted in favour of opposing the motion “THW meet bigotry with violence” at Thursday night’s debate with the Phil and SOFIA

The Philosophical Society held their weekly debate on Thursday night, with the motion: This House Would Meet Bigotry with Violence. Before the debate I was feeling slightly torn as to which side I was on, however I left the debate …

News

Students for Justice in Palestine fined for protest at Israeli ambassador talk

College has also refused to accept a petition on behalf of the group

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been fined €150 following their protest of a talk, organised by the Society for International Affairs (SoFIA), given by the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

Speaking to Trinity News, Ciaran O’Rourke, one of the

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Model United Nations comes to Trinity

This past weekend, March 24-25, saw Dublin’s first ever Model United Nations (MUN) conference take place

This past weekend, March 24-25, saw Dublin’s first ever Model United Nations (MUN) conference take place, organised by Trinity’s Society for International Affairs (SOFIA). I was fortunate enough to be able to Chair the European Council, and to say I …

Features

Permission to speak freely, Sir?

When addressing the subject of freedom of speech, there are several quotes to choose from. Voltaire, Churchill and Orwell have all offered their thoughts on the matter, but this article will begin with Benjamin Franklin’s: “Without freedom of thought, there

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The open university and its enemies

“no one, it seems, should be allowed to speak in any public organisation unless SJP deems them worthy. “

An open university is a university where societies and individuals are free to organise whatever events and have whatever discussions they …

Life

“If aggressor states see that we do not fight for our values, they will fill the vacuum”

On Monday, Mr. Žygimantas Pavilionis, the former Lithuanian Ambassador to the US and a present member of the Lithuanian Parliament, spoke to SOFIA

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On Monday, Sofia began their term with a visit from Mr. Žygimantas Pavilionis, the former Lithuanian Ambassador to the US and a present member of the Lithuanian Parliament. Mr. Pavilionis gave an engaging talk on “Europe Ahead: NATO, the EU

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SOFIA’s model UN workshop: nuclear disarmament in North Korea

Migle Andrunaviciute analyses what went down at SOFIA’s United Nations workshop yesterday as a part of Fourth Week

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Day two of Societies Week saw SOFIA’s very own Model United Nations club duke it out over the North Korean nuclear missile agenda, with various UN member nations fiercely defending the countries’ policies on this matter.

Model United Nations is …

The Pav gets political: Polsoc and SOFIA’s screening of the Trump/Clinton debate

Eunice Collins reviews the debate, screened by Trinity’s politics society and SOFIA at the Pav

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The Trump/Clinton debate was screened by SOFIA and the Politics Society in the Pav yesterday evening. The enthusiastic turnout surpassed the seating available, but students stayed and watched through the open back door, eager for a glimpse of the next …

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Japanese Ambassador addresses SOFIA on Japan’s involvement with the United Nations

With the country currently celebrating its 60-year membership of the United Nations, Mari Miyoshi reflects on Japan’s contributions to date and discusses its prioritisation of Security Council reform.

NEWSHer Excellency Mari Miyoshi, the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland, addressed the Society For International Affairs (SOFIA) on Tuesday, April 5. Miyoshi began her diplomatic service in Ireland three months ago after having spent previous years working in the Japanese Department

SOFIA welcomes Swedish ambassador

Spectre of Paris attacks hangs over Europe, claims Ulrika Sundberg

NEWSThe Society for International Affairs (SOFIA) welcomed the Swedish ambassador to Ireland, Ulrika Sundberg, to Trinity on Wednesday night. She noted that the memory of the terror attacks in Paris has had a profound effect on attitudes toward asylum seekers …

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