CHICAGO — Daniel Mulhall, the Irish ambassador to the U.S., visits DePaul University 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, political science department 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 university’s 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,” said 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 that will be fascinating to hear someone as knowledgeable as Ambassador Mulhall speak about.
“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. Ambassador Mulhall's wide-ranging diplomatic experience, along with his passion and knowledge for Irish literature and Irish history, will make for a compelling talk,” said McCain.