NETHATE Summer School on Human Rights and Religion

Trinity College Dublin’s Summer School on Human Rights and Religion: Legal Standards on Hate Speech in Collaboration with NETHATE and Erasmus University of Rotterdam

13th– 17th June 2022

One week of Human Rights and Religion Summer School at Trinity College Dublin finished! For the full week, we alongside other colleagues, engaged on a broad range of topics including religious hatred, morality, international law, violence against women, anti-Muslim racism, and interpretations of Islamic law! We heard from both current, and previous, Special Rapporteur Mandate Holders, academic professors, human rights defenders, as well as our own colleagues!

@JavaidRehman speaks about the situation of human rights in Iran as per his role as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Professor Jeremy Gunn discussing the Instrumentalization of Religious Rhetoric to Ostracise Adversaries

Professor Ahmed Shaheed @ahmedshaheed talked about key challenges in promoting religious freedom with special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.

Professor Fineman unpacked the theory of vulnerability in relation to being human and its inevitable conditioning.

Professor Roja Fazaeli guided us through some practical case studies on how in reality gender, religion, belief, moral standard, and power, are a mix of components related to hatred happening in Iran.

Continuing with Professor Jeroen Temperman and his discussion on hate and international human rights law.

For a full recap, you can see our Twitter account @NETHATE_ITN.

Recordings of all the sessions will be available online soon.

Workshop Timeline

Day1 Monday 13 June

Introduction, Freedom of Religion or Belief (FORB)
9:00 – 11:00 Summer School introduction: Prof. Linda Hogan, Prof. Jeroen Temperman, Prof. Roja Fazaeli
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Prof. Javaid Rehman (Professor of Law, Brunel Law School and Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran) “FoRB: from rhetoric to reality Unravelling Religious Moralities: Muslim Constitutionalism and Legal Reform.”
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Prof. Javaid Rehman, Situation of Human Rights in Iran – Public lecture – Webinar
15.30-16.00 Break

16:00 – 17:30 [online] Chair: Prof. Gerry Whyte: Trinity School of Law, Discussion with Prof. Martha Fineman (Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory
University School of Law) in conversation with Michael Perry (Robert W.
Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law) – “Rights
Discourse and Vulnerability Theory”

Day 2 Tuesday 14 June

Religion and Human Rights in Context
9:00 – 10:30 Dr. Eoin Daly, (Law School, National University of Ireland, Galway)
“Secularising the Irish Constitution: Interpreting the Liberalising
Referendums of the 2010s”
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11:00 – 12:30 Prof. Jeremy Gunn (Professor of Law and Political Science Université
Internationale de Rabat) “European Court of Human Rights and FoRB: The
Instrumentalization of Religious Rhetoric to Ostracize Adversaries, the
Case of Patriarch Kirill ”
12.30-13.30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 [online] Public lecture: Prof. Ahmed Shaheed – Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and Professor of International Human Rights
Law and Global Practice , School of Law, Essex University.
15.00-15.30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 [online] Plenary Discussion with Prof. Shaheed

Day 3 Wednesday 15 June

Religion, Gender and Hatred
9.00-10.30 Prof. Linda Hogan (Professor of Ecumenics, School of Religion, Trinity
College Dublin)
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 Prof. Roja Fazaeli and Afrooz Maghzi- “Gender, Religion and Hatred”
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 ESR Led discussions – “How do you include Gender and Religion?
Coherence Across WG” (Soraya and Tegan)
15:00-17:00 Book of Kells
7:00 – Onwards Dinner at Garluccio’s- Address: 52 Dawson St. Dublin, D02 Y594

Day 4 Thursday 16 June

Incitement to Hatred, Blasphemy and Racist Hate Speech
9:00 – 10:30 Ed Brown (tbc), (Head of Department, Human Rights and Freedom of
Religion or Belief (FoRB) at Stefanus Alliance International) “FoRB as A non-harmonious Peace project: Models for religion-state relations”
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11:00 – 12:30 Prof. Jeroen Temperman, “Incitement, hatred, blasphemy: human rights approaches”
12.30-13.30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Dr. Moataz El Fegiery (Doha Institute for Graduate Studies)
“Freedom of Religious Expression in the Muslim World: Courts’ Approaches to Blasphemy Laws.”
15.00-15.30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Dr. David Keane (School of Law and Government, DCU): “The International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Racist Hate Speech.”

Day 5 Friday 17 June

Islamophobia and Gender Discrimination and Hate Speech
9.30 -10.30 Dr. James Carr (Senior Lecturer, University of Limerick): “Anti-Muslim
Hatred?”
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 12.00 Prof. Taha Yasseri (Associate Professor at the School of Sociology, UCD):“Islamophobic Hate Speech online”
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Prof. Rashida Manjoo, (tbc), (Professor in the Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa, former UN Special Rapporteur on
Violence against Women) “Violence against women, its causes and consequences”
(In person and Online)
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15.30-16.30 Discussion with Prof. Rashida Manjoo
16.30-17.00 Feedback Session and End of Programme

Speaker Biographies

Afrooz Maghzi: holds an LLM from University College Dublin (Ireland), an LLM in Criminal Law and Criminology from Mazandaran University (Iran), and an LLB from Tehran University (Iran). She joined the Law & Anthropology Department in January 2019 as a PhD candidate in the research programme Conflict Regulation in Germany’s Plural Society and as a member of the International Max Planck Research School “Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment” (IMPRSREMEP). Prior to coming to the Department, she had conducted the initial phase of her research
at the Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg under the auspices of the International Max Planck Research School for Comparative Criminal Law (July 2017 – January 2019). Before engaging in this research project, Maghzi worked as a lawyer and legal researcher in Iran, Ireland, and Malaysia. Her research to date has focused on the treatment of women in criminal law and family law, criminalization under Islamic law, and the participation of civil society in criminal justice. Throughout her career she has lectured law students, written policy papers, conducted workshops, and worked with civil society and international human rights organizations.

Ahmed Shaheed: is Professor of International Human Rights Law and Global Practice at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He directs the Religion and Equality Project and the Freedom of Religion or Belief for All in Uzbekistan Project at the Human Rights Centre. Ahmed is the director of Essex Summer School on Human Rights Research and Practice and a co-deputy director of the Human Rights Centre. He is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief having previously served as the UN
Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Hailing from the Maldives, Ahmed served as Foreign Minister of Maldives between 2005 and 2010, member of the Constitutional Assembly from 2004 to 2007, and led the government’s efforts to fast-track human rights and governance reforms between 2003 and 2007, which led to the transition to democracy in 2008. He is the founding chair of the Geneva-based think-tank, Universal Rights Group. Ahmed’s areas of research are human rights implementation, UN’s human rights mechanisms, religious freedom,
human rights and emerging technologies, and progressive Islam. His reports to the UN have covered the freedom of thought, combatting Antisemitism and Islamophobia, upholding gender equality while promoting religious freedom, mainstreaming religious freedom in the sustainable development agenda, and defending religious freedom while countering terrorism, and promoting
freedom of expression.

David Keane: is Assistant Professor in Law at the School of Law and Government, DCU. He has acted previously as Lecturer in Law at Brunel University, London, and Associate Professor in Law at Middlesex University, London. He holds a BCL (Law and French) from University College Cork, Ireland, and an LLM and PhD from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, where he was awarded a Government of Ireland scholarship. Dr. Keane’s research is in international human rights law, with a particular focus on the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), caste-based discrimination, minority rights and related aspects of the UN human rights system. He has published four books and around 30 journal articles and book chapters, as well as book reviews, blogs and case commentaries. His book Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law (Routledge, 2007) was awarded the Hart-SLSA Book Prize for Early Career Academics and has been widely cited, including by the UK Supreme
Court. His co-edited book 50 Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Manchester University Press, 2017) is the first edited collection on ICERD. Dr Keane acts also as a visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux, France.

Ed Brown: is Secretary General of the Stefanus Alliance International, a small Norwegian NGO focused on promoting and protecting Freedom of Religion or Belief for everyone and strengthening the presence of the church in areas of the world where there is extensive discrimination and persecution on the basis of religion or belief. He has also worked as Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and as Leader of the Norwegian Secretariat of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief. Ed’s work has entailed
teaching and facilitating seminars, workshops and conferences on the topics of Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights as well as engaging in lobby and advocacy work with grassroots religious leaders and top political leaders. His fields of interest are: Human Rights, Freedom of Religion or Belief, Minority Rights, Religious Nationalism and Identity Politics, Islam, Hinduism and issues related to caste discrimination as well as broader rule of law and good governance issues. Ed has studied Psychology, Pedagogy, Religion & Theology, and Human Rights.

Eoin Daly: specialises in the political theory of constitutional law, with a focus on issues around law and religion, Church and State, judicial power, republicanism, French political thought and the history of political thought. His latest book is Rousseau’s Constitutionalism: Austerity and Republican Freedom (Hart, 2017). He is also author (with Tom Hickey of) A Political Theory of the Irish Constitution (Manchester University Press, 2015), and of Religion, Law and the Irish State
(Clarus, 2012). He has also authored over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles on various issues in legal and political theory as well as constitutional law. Dr. Daly studied Law and French as an undergraduate and received a PhD from University College Cork in 2010. His thesis examined how jurisdictions committed to different concepts of constitutional secularism order the competing social claims on the value of religious freedom in schools. Subsequently he has worked as a Lecturer in DCU until 2012, and in University College Dublin until 2014. He joined
NUI Galway in February 2014.

Gerry Whyte: is a Professor in Trinity Law School and a Fellow of Trinity College. The author and co-author of books on public interest law, constitutional law and trade union law, he has also edited books on aspects of law and religion and Irish social welfare law and has published extensively in the areas of public interest law, constitutional law, social welfare law and labour law. He is also active in a number of social justice and legal aid organisations and is a former member of the Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction and of the Steering Group of Irish
Council of People with Disabilities. His research interests are public interest law, constitutional law, labour law, social welfare law, law and religion.

James Carr: is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology in the University of Limerick. In 2010, he was awarded a three-year scholarship for his doctoral studies from the Irish Research Council to engage in research into racism directed towards Muslim communities in Ireland at the University of Limerick. He is a well-known speaker on the topics of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland. In 2016, Carr published his book Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the Neoliberal Era (London and New York: Routledge (paperback since
2018) which focused on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland set to the international context. Carr has also undertaken and published research with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, supported by the Open Society Foundations, entitled ‘Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond’; the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe; the Islamic Conference Youth Forum among others. He has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as acted as editor and co-editor on the recently published collection of essays Public and Political Discourses of Migration, London: Rowman and Littlefield; and two edited collections, leading one, with Routledge London on the topic of Football, Politics and Identity. Carr has also been a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe for Ireland (Leiden: Brill); as well as authoring the Irish submission to the European Islamophobia Report for 2015-2020 (Ankara: SETA). In 2022, James received funding from the European Commission via the Citizens
Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme for his project titled: Sustainable Alliances Against Anti-Muslim Hatred (SALAAM). The project will run until 2024.

Javaid Rehman: is a Professor of Law at Brunel Law School at Brunel University, London and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was formerly a Professor of Law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University (2002 – 2005) and Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Law School University of Leeds (1996 – 2002). Professor Rehman is the former Head of Brunel Law School (2009 – 2013), Senior Manager, Member of
Brunel Senate (2009 – 2013) and the founding Director of the Centre for Security, Media and Human Rights, interdisciplinary Brunel University Research Centre (2008 – 2015). In July 2018, Professor Rehman was elected by the United Nations Human Rights Council as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Between 2019 – 2021, he acted as a member of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures United Nations Human Rights Office. Professor Rehman has a distinguished academic career with considerable achievements: he has over 180 publications, which includes 20 authored, co-authored and edited books. His magnum opus, International Human Rights Law (longman, 2010, pp. 1020) is regarded as one of the most authoritative and comprehensive analysis of the subject. His other books include Unravelling Religious Moralities (Hart Publishing 2022), Rule of Law, Freedom of Expression and Islamic Law (co-authored, Hart Publishing, 2018),
Islamic State Practices, International Law and the Threat from Terrorism (Hart Publishing, 2005) and Terrorism and International Law (Co-editor, Oxford University Press, 2011).

Jeremy Gunn: T. Jeremy Gunn, Professor of Law and Political Science, International University of Rabat, Morocco, was previously Professor of International Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al AKhwayn University. Prior to these appointments in Morocco, he served as director of the program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at the American Civil Liberties Union and as director of research at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. He earned his PhD from Harvard University, JD from Boston University (magna cum
laude), MA from the University of Chicago, and BA in International Relations and Humanities from Brigham Young University. His publications include his Harvard dissertation, published as A Standard for Repair: The Establishment Clause, Equality, and Natural Rights, and the articles ‘Religious Symbols in Public Schools: The Islamic Headscarf and the European Court of Human Rights Decision in Sahin v. Turkey’; ‘Permissible Limitations on Religion’; ‘Freedom of Religion and International Politics’, World Politics Review; ‘Religious Symbols and Religious Expression in the Public Square’; ‘The Human Rights System’; and the book, No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty, ed. with John Witte Jr. (OUP 2012).

Jeroen Temperman: is Professor of International Law and Religion and Head of the department of International and European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has appointed him as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Jeroen Temperman has a dual educational background in law and social science: he holds an LL.M (dist.) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; an
E.MA (hons.) from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; and an MA (cum laude) in Humanist Studies from the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands; he also holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Humanist Studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University for Humanist Studies respectively. He completed his doctoral degree at the Irish Centre for Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway). His dissertation was supervised by Professor Joshua Castellino
and was on religion-state relationships and their impact on human rights implementation. In 2011 he was awarded a prestigious EUR-fellowship for his research project ‘Advocacy of Religious Hatred under International and Domestic Law’. In 2014 Jeroen Temperman was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in the category of university scholar, facilitating a position as visiting scholar at Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington D.C. In 2016,
he co-founded, together with colleagues from several Erasmus University faculties, the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK), facilitated by a Research Excellence Initiative grant.

Linda Hogan: is Professor of Ecumenics in the School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin. Professor Hogan is an ethicist with extensive experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-religious contexts. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of inter-cultural and inter-religious ethics, social and political ethics, human rights and gender. In addition to her academic expertise, Professor Linda Hogan has expert knowledge of institutional management and governance, having spent five years as the Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Deputy
President at Trinity College Dublin. Amongst her recent publications are Keeping Faith with Human Rights, Georgetown University Press, 2015, Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, Maryknoll: Orbis Press, 2014, edited jointly with Agbonkhianmghe Orobator, ‘The Role of Religion in Building Political Communities’ in ed. Cranmer, Hill, Kenny & Sandberg, The Confluence of Law and Religion, Cambridge University Press and ‘Conflicts within the Churches: The Roman Catholic Church’, in ed. Adrian Thatcher The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Other publications include Religious Voices in Public Places, Oxford University Press, 2009 (edited with Nigel Biggar), Religions and the Politics of Peace and Conflict, Princeton Theological Monographs, 2009, Confronting the Truth, Conscience in the Catholic Tradition, New York, Paulist Press, 2000 and From Women’s Experience to Feminist Theology, Sheffield Academic Press 1995, reissued by Bloomsbury Academic Collections in 2016. Prof. Hogan has been a
member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has been a Board member of the Coombe Hospital, Science Gallery and Marino Institute of Education. She has worked on a consultancy basis for a number of national and international organisations, focusing on developing ethical infrastructures.

Martha Fineman: is a Robert W. Woodruff Professor. An internationally recognized law and society scholar, Fineman is a leading authority on critical legal theory and feminist jurisprudence. Following graduation from University of Chicago Law School in 1975, she clerked for the Honorable Luther M. Swygert of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prof. Fineman began her teaching career at the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1990, she moved to Columbia University where she was Maurice T. Moore Professor. Before coming to Emory, she was on the Cornell Law School faculty where she held the Dorothea Clarke Professorship, the first endowed chair in feminist jurisprudence in the United States. Fineman continues to expand the boundaries of feminist jurisprudence, leading the way towards a new legal framework based on vulnerability theory. At Emory, Fineman continues to serve as the founding director of the Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project, which was inaugurated in 1984. The Vulnerability
and the Human Condition Initiative (VHC) emerged from the Feminism and Legal Theory Project in 2008 and comprises the bulk of Fineman’s current research and writing. Fineman’s recent vulnerability theory publications include a chapter titled “Injury in the Unresponsive State: Writing the Vulnerable Subject into Neo-Liberal Legal Culture” in Injury and Injustice: The Cultural Politics of Harm and Redress (Cambridge 2018) and “Vulnerability and Social Justice” 53 Valparaiso University L Rev. 341 (2019). Edited collections on vulnerability theory include Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work (Routledge 2017) and Vulnerability: Reflections on a New Ethical Foundation for Law and Politics (Ashgate 2013). Prof. Fineman has received numerous awards for her writing and teaching, including the prestigious Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize for her work in the Law and Society tradition. She is the 2017 recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2018 was awarded the Miriam M. Netter ‘72
Stoneman Award and gave the Kate Stoneman Day annual lecture at SUNY Albany. She currently teaches courses and seminars on family law, critical legal theory, and feminist jurisprudence.

Michael John Perry: is the author of thirteen books and over eighty-five articles and essays. Since 2003, Perry has held a Robert W. Woodruff University Chair at Emory University, where he teaches in the law school. A Woodruff Chair is the highest honor Emory University bestows on a member of its faculty. Perry is also a senior fellow at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion and a co-editor of the Journal of Law and Religion (Cambridge University Press). Before coming to Emory, Perry was the inaugural occupant of the Howard J. Trienens
Chair in Law at Northwestern University (1990-1997), where he taught for fifteen years (1982-1997). He then held the University Distinguished Chair in Law at Wake Forest University (1997-2003). Perry began his teaching career at the Ohio State University College of Law (1975-82) and has taught as a visiting professor at several law schools: Yale (1978-79), Tulane (spring semester, 1987), New York Law School (spring semester, 1990), the University of Tokyo (fall semester, 1991), the University of Alabama (fall semester, 2005), the University of Western Ontario, Canada (January term, 2009), and the University of Dayton (intrasession course, March 2011). For three consecutive fall semesters (2009, 2010, 2011), Perry was the University Distinguished Visiting Professor in Law and Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, where he taught an introductory course on international human rights both to law students and to graduate students at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

Moataz El Fegiery: is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Human Rights Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He was a senior teaching fellow of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. El Fegiery has extensive experience in human rights research and advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa and represented key international human rights NGOs including International Centre for Transitional justice (ICTJ)
and Front Line Defenders. He was the executive director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and is currently a member of its board of directors. El Fegiery is also the treasurer and member of the executive committee of the Euro Med Rights. His research focuses on the interaction between Islamic law and human rights in the Arab world and the evolving dynamics of human rights and human rights movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He received his PhD in law from SOAS, University of London.

Rashida Manjoo: is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town where she taught for many years in the Department of Public Law and where she convened the Human Rights Program. She continues to supervise PhD candidates in the Faculty of Law. Prof Manjoo has over four decades of experience in social justice and human rights work both in South Africa and abroad. Until July 2015, she held the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, a post she was appointed to in 2009 by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Her UN work over six years has included monitoring and reporting on States’ compliance in responding to and preventing violence against women, its causes, and consequences, both generally and in different country contexts. She has particularly highlighted the interaction of interpersonal, communal, institutional, and structural factors that negatively impact the interdependence and indivisibility of the human rights of women, and the challenges of the normative gap in international law on the issue of violence against women. Prof Manjoo is the former Parliamentary Commissioner of the Commission on Gender Equality, an institution created by the Constitution of South Africa, with a mandate to oversee the promotion and protection of gender equality and women’s rights. She has also been involved in social context training for judges and lawyers, where she has designed both content and methodology. She has authored several journal articles, book chapters and reports, including
the most recent co-edited book ‘The Legal Protection of women from violence – normative gaps in international law’.

Roja Fazaeli: is Associate Professor in Islamic Civilisations at Trinity College Dublin and the Warden of Trinity Hall. Roja has published widely on the subjects of Islamic feminisms, women’s religious authorities, women’s rights in Iran, and the relationship between human rights and religion. Her book “Islamic Feminisms: Rights and Interpretations Across Generations in Iran” was published by Routledge in 2017. Roja is the chairperson of the board of directors of
the Immigrant Council of Ireland, and a member of the board of directors for both Azadi Andisheh (Association for Freedom of Thought) and Front Line Defenders, an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders at risk. Roja has been the Scholars at Risk representative in Trinity College Dublin since 2009 and was previously on the boards of the Irish Refugee Council and Amnesty International Ireland. Roja has been involved in a number of
international projects with colleagues from the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, from the Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (Hawza Project funded by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies) and from Emory University where she is a global affiliate at the School of Law. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Religion and Human Rights. Previously she has served on the boards of the Association of
Persianite Studies, Irish Refugee Council and UNIFEM (UN Women) Ireland.

Taha Yasseri: is an Associate Professor at the School of Sociology and a Geary Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland. Formerly, he was a Senior Research Fellow in Computational Social Science at the University of Oxford, a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and a Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Sciences at Wolfson College. Taha Yasseri has a PhD in Complex Systems Physics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He has interests in analysis of large-scale transactional data and conducting behavioural experiments to understand human dynamics, machines’ social behaviour, government-society interactions, online political behaviour, mass collaboration and collective intelligence, information and opinion dynamics, hate speech and content moderation, collective behaviour, and online dating.

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