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Mr. Dennehy will discuss the application of blockchain to the global development sector. In particular, he will focus on the benefits to be derived from increased security and traceability of aid, donations and remittances, substantial proportions of which are regularly lost to corruption and fraud.
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June 2018

Blockchain: How Can it Enhance Global Development?

Niall Dennehy, Co-Founder, AID:Tech
June 25 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Mr. Dennehy will discuss the application of blockchain to the global development sector. In particular, he will focus on the benefits to be derived from increased security and traceability of aid, donations and remittances, substantial proportions of which are regularly lost to corruption and fraud.

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Behavioural Economics and Our Low Carbon Transition

Jim Gannon: CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
June 26 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Jim Gannon will argue that Meeting Ireland’s 2020 and 2030 energy targets will require a mind shift in how we do business and how we live our lives.

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Europe and Northern Ireland’s Future: Negotiating Brexit’s Unique Case

Dr Mary C. Murphy, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration; and Mark Durkan, Former leader of the SDLP
June 27 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr Mary C. Murphy will draw on her recent book to analyse developments in the Brexit debate. Mark Durkan will provide a perspective on the negotiations from Northern Ireland.

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Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and the Minsk Agreements.

Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
June 28 | 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Keynote Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, on the situation in Crimea and the Donbas Region

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Ireland’s Climate and Energy policy within a European Context – A Critical Perspective

Caroline Westblom, EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network
June 28 | 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Ms Westblom will take a critical look at Ireland’s role in contributing to the state of play of the EU’s current policies, and will review Ireland’s climate performance from a European perspective

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A Populist Europe?

Dr Cas Mudde, Associate Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia
June 29 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

In his address to the IIEA, Dr Mudde will reflect on the resurgence of populism in Western democracies, consider how strong the populist governments are and their influence in Brussels and beyond.

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July 2018

How Growth Really Happens

Michael H. Best, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts
July 3 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Michael Best in this address will argue that to understand how successful growth happens we need an economic framework that focuses on production, governance, and skills.

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Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: Achievements and Challenges

Gilles de Kerchove EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
July 4 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

In his address to the IIEA, Gilles de Kerchove will discuss the achievements to date and the challenges that lie ahead as Europe continues to grapple with a significant terrorist threat.

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The Direction of the EU27 after Brexit

Simon Hix, Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science
July 4 | 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Professor Simon Hix will consider what the possible consequences of Brexit for the direction of the EU policy agenda. He will also discuss where he thinks the Brexit bargain is heading.

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Rights and Fairness – Climate Justice Pathways to 1.5°C

Mary Robinson: President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
July 5 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

In her address at the IIEA, Mary Robinson will discuss the struggle to secure global justice for those people most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and how the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have renewed the international community’s commitment to ending poverty and increasing equality while protecting planetary resources.

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