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H.E. Yamina Karitanyi, Non-resident Ambassador for the Republic of Rwanda to Ireland
IIEA13th December 201822min

H.E. Yamina Karitanyi discussed the key factors that have led to Rwanda’s transformation from a war torn country with no resources or infrastructure, to the second most competitive and safest country in Africa. She explained what Rwanda is doing to share its experiences with other countries and how it is furthering its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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IIEA12th December 20186min

“Europe would benefit from a political overhaul” were the words of French President Emmanuel Macron on 13 February 2018 at a press conference at the Élysée Palace. With the European Parliament elections due to take place over three days from 23-26 May 2019, it has become clear that President Macron is indeed actively driving such a European political overhaul himself by extending the En Marche! movement to the European Parliament.

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David Gunning, Programme Manager, Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), United States Department of Defence
IIEA11th December 20181min

In his address to the IIEA Mr. Gunning discussed his and DARPA’s ongoing work to design ‘explainable artificial intelligence’ (XAI) systems, which can articulate the reasoning behind the decisions they make. The United States Department of Defence considers the design of XAI to be essential to the future successful management of artificially intelligent machines.

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IIEA7th December 20181min

On Tuesday, 11 December 2018, the UK Parliament will hold a ‘meaningful vote’ on whether to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship, which together constitute the Brexit deal agreed upon by the British and EU negotiators. The House of Commons vote is widely recognised as representing a significant challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May. This is due to a number of factors, not least the divisive nature of the deal and the composition of the House, which sees a fractured Tory party supported by the Democratic Unionist Party, who have expressed deep hostility to the deal. This briefing outlines the ratification process, and analyses some of the potential outcomes of the ‘meaningful vote’, before identifying the next steps in the Brexit process.

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Ciarán Cannon Minister of State for International Development and the Diaspora
IIEA26th November 201821min

Ciarán Cannon T.D. will give his perspectives on the Government’s new development policy which is nearing finalisation and will focus on how Ireland is positioning itself internationally through its development cooperation and humanitarian assistance to respond to a rapidly changing global context.