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Brexit and Ireland’s Global Footprint to 2025

April 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway United States

Speaker(s): Niall Burgess and John Concannon

Affiliation: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade / Global Ireland

Organised by: Whitaker Insitute and Moore Institute

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At this symposium the Secretary General of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Niall Burgess and John Concannon, Director General, Global Ireland will discuss Brexit and the Government’s strategy for Global Ireland – Ireland’s Global Footprint to 2025: Doubling Ireland’s Impact.

Organised in association with Whitaker and Moore Institutes, this symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn about Brexit and Irish national policy to increase our presence in the world over the next decade. Participants will have a chance to engage with the policy makers who will deliver the Government’s vision for expanding Ireland’s role in Europe, the United Nations and in the world at large in the coming years.

All welcome!

Please Register Here 



11.00 am– Registration with Tea/Coffee

11.30 am

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh NUI Galway President – Welcome Remarks

John Concannon, Director General, Global Ireland – Introduction to Global Ireland

Niall Burgess, Secretary General, DFAT – Address on Ireland’s strategy for Global Ireland and Brexit

Panel Discussion 
chaired by Professor Alan Ahearne, Director, Whitaker Institute for Innovation & Societal Change, NUI Galway

Panel Members:

Professor Siobhán Mullally, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Dr Brendan Flynn, School of Political Science & Sociology, NUI Galway

Dr Kevin O’Sullivan, School of Humanities, NUI Galway

Questions & Answers and Closing Remarks moderated by Professor Daniel Carey, Director, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies.

1.00 pm – Buffet lunch