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David Cowan
Associate Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University Law Department


Dr. Cowan is Associate Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland, and an author, teaching International Dispute Resolution, Legal Skills, and Law & Technology. He created of The Dialogue Box, which features in his book Strategic Internal Communication: How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance (Kogan Page, 2014, 2nd and. 2016). His next book, to be published in Autumn, is Effective Communication for Lawyers: a Practical Guide (Edward Elgar).

He has lived and worked in Europe, the Gulf and North America, and delivered workshops on five continents. He has worked in different industries as a Communications & Public Affairs executive, including Steel (ArcelorMittal), Petrochemical (SABIC, Saudi ARAMCO) and Finance (World Bank, Clearstream International/Deutsche Borse). As a journalist and Editor he has worked for legal, financial and business media, including the Financial Times, Euromoney, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), OECD and many others. He is currently Editor-at-Large for Global Legal Post, and writes regularly for Raconteur/The Times and the Law Society of Ireland Gazette.

Dr. Cowan holds a Bachelor and a Masters degree from the University of Oxford and a Masters and PhD from the University of St Andrews. His most recent book is The Coming Economic Implosion of Saudi Arabia: A Behavioural Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Dr. Cowan is a former Visiting Scholar at Boston College, USA.

Agenda Sessions

  • Communication challenges of compliance and regulation in the Digitalization of the Maritime Industry

  • The next phase of digitisation and automation in liner shipping


Speakers at this event