Graham Finlay

  • School of Politics & International Relations
  • (01) 716 8345

Graham Finlay (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 2002) has been a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin since 2004. Before that, he taught in the Department of Philosophy of Trinity College Dublin from 2002-2004. He has also taught, in various capacities, at University College Cork, the University of Calgary, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Johns Hopkins University. In 2009-2010, he was a Member of the School of Social Sciences of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, working on a project on ‘Education for Cosmopolitan Citizenship’.

His research interests include the history of political thought, especially John Stuart Mill, consequentialist thought, citizenship and development education, the theory and politics of human rights (especially migrants’ rights) and various topics in international justice, including migration and development.

He is currently Principal Investigator for UCD’s role in two large European Commission funded projects:

  • FP7 FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies) which examines how the human rights policies of the European Union might be made more coherent in their role promoting human rights worldwide.
  • FP7 bEUcitizen (Barriers to European Union Citizenship) which focuses on the barriers to enjoyment of EU citizenship that face both EU citizens and non-citizens.

He frequently appears on Irish radio, including a weekly ‘History Slot’ on Moncrieff, Newstalk 106-108, Tuesdays at 3.