In his address to the IIEA, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade mapped the richness and diversity of Ireland’s relationship with Africa and a renewed commitment to development cooperation, as Ireland prepares to deepen its engagement though the ‘Global Ireland’ initiative.
H.E. David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
Following the publication of the paper “Ireland and the EU: Defending Our Common European Home”, Brian Hayes MEP presented the view of Fine Gael MEPs on Irish defence policy. Dr Barbara Kunz presented the European context.
Amanda Sloat, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow – Centre on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
In advance of this summit, the European Commission has published a Strategy on the Western Balkans, which outlines six specific initiatives that aim to support the transformation of the Western Balkans and prepare the European Union for future enlargement.
In light of significant political uncertainty on both sides of the Atlantic, Dr Parakilas set out recommendations, which address the key structural factors that threaten the durability of transatlantic relations.
Dr Jacques Sapir, Director of Studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
In her keynote address to the IIEA, Ms Perry drew on her critically acclaimed book, In America: Tales from Trump Country, in which she analysed the rise in support for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
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