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Irish ambassador to US to speak at DePaul

Irish ambassador to the US
(Photo courtesty of the Embassy of Ireland)
Daniel Mulhall, the Irish ambassador to the U.S., will visit DePaul’s campus Nov. 20 to participate in a lecture and Q&A session titled, “The Transatlantic Relationship: Ireland’s Evolving Role.”

Presented by the Irish Consulate in Chicago along with DePaul’s Irish Studies program, Department of Political Science and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, the event is set to run from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Holtschneider Performance Center’s Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall on the Lincoln Park Campus.

Mulhall will speak on the evolving relationship between Ireland and the U.S. He’s served as Ireland’s ambassador to the U.S. since September 2017, and has previously served as Ireland’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia. He’s been an ambassador since October 2001.

“I'm very eager to hear Ambassador Mulhall's views on the current state of play regarding Brexit, since it will have such an impact on Ireland,” says Mary McCain, director of DePaul’s Irish Studies program. “However, there are many other important developments in the relationships between and among Ireland, the United States, and Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, too, whether in terms of politics, economics or culture. I hope those who join us will come away with fresh insights about contemporary Ireland in this period of such rapid change — change that is both homegrown, particularly in terms of social change, and also brought on by outside forces such as Brexit and other, broader economic shifts."
A light reception will follow the event. Interested members of the campus community should RSVP online. Questions about the event can be sent to McCain.

“The Transatlantic Relationship: Ireland’s Evolving Role”
Wednesday, Nov. 20
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Holtschneider Performance Center, Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall