I can't say this is a 'mission statement', as such, but my initial sense of things is that there is scope to use this site as a way to connect scholars / practitioners working in Maynooth.
In the short-term, perhaps we could use this site to discuss the possibiity of coordinating on-campus actions (e.g. seminars, workshops, visiting speakers, films, etc.).
In the medium- to long-term, I suggest such a group could cement existing ties and create new ones with a view to actually coordinating such actions.
- For example, wouldn't it be nice to organize two or theee seminars for Semester Two (Jan-May 2012), or even a workshop for senior undergraduate students (e.g. I know there are always two or three good students in my 3rd yr class called 'Global Foodscapes' who'd be keen on attending such a workshop and I'm sure there are plenty of others in departments such a Anthropology, Sociology, Biology, etc.)?
- Or, say, invite some visiting speakers (e.g. by tapping into the knowledge of people based in / pasing through Trocaire's office?
So this is the 'mission statement' (for now). Please consider joining and recommend the group to others with ties to Maynooth.