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IRC New Horizon Grant Awarded Dr Kenneth McDonagh

Dr Kenneth McDonagh of DCU's School of Law and Government has won an Irish Research Council New Horizons Research Project Starter Grant of €99,178.31 to investigate how European Union Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions have impacted on gender relations in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzgovina.

Dr. McDonagh’s research is currently focused on EU external policy with a concentration on CSDP missions. In 2013-2014 he held a position as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) in Bratislava, Slovakia. At CEPI he led research on EU-NATO-Ukraine security cooperation including field research in Kyiv in April 2014. He also conducted research (both interviews and archival work) on Slovak and Austrian involvement in CSDP missions with a particular focus on the Western Balkans. His research has been published in the Journal of Common Market StudiesReview of International Studies, and International Politics

Further information about this research is available via DCU's Research and Innovation Office