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Ireland and the Knowledge Economy
How the 'Celtic Tiger' grows through education and research
Thursday, April 6
Charles Sheehan, will speak about the unforeseeable and radical changes over the past two decades that have transformed Ireland from one of Europe's poorest countries to one of its richest. He will also address new and old challenges facing Ireland today.
The UK and the US: Partners in Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalisation
Thursday, April 27
Dominic Martin, Counsellor at the British Embassy Washington, D.C., Political and Public Affairs, will discuss transatlantic cooperation and the challenges facing governments as they address problems that are increasingly global in scope.
Britain has long been one of the United States' closest partners in Europe. What is the British perspective on globalisation? What lessons do governments need to learn? And what will be the key challenges for the 21st century?