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The panel will discuss blockchain, how it works and the potential it holds to disrupt many existing internet products and services. They will also discuss the opportunities and threats arising out of this, particularly in relation to data privacy and the future of the data driven business model of the internet.
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May 2018

Blockchain: What is it and How Can it Fix the Internet?

Lory Kehoe, Managing Director, ConsenSys, Mai Santamaria, Senior Financial Advisor, Department of Finance
May 29 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

The panel will discuss blockchain, how it works and the potential it holds to disrupt many existing internet products and services. They will also discuss the opportunities and threats arising out of this, particularly in relation to data privacy and the future of the data driven business model of the internet.

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IIEA Brussels Event – PESCO, Ireland and the Union: new challenges but old debates

Ben Tonra, Professor of International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations and Co-Chair, Security and Defence Working Group, IIEA (Dublin).
May 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In his keynote address, Professor Tonra will contextualise the development of PESCO and associated implementation of the European Union's Global Strategy within longstanding European debates on security and defence. In doing so, he will identify the immediate and medium term challenges to both Irish and EU policy makers. He will therein focus on the absence of an appropriate debate and even infrastructure for debate within the Irish political context. Register to attend via Eventbrite here.   About the Speaker: Ben…

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June 2018

The 2018 European Semester: Inclusive Growth and Social Fairness for Ireland and Europe

Joost Korte, Director General, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission, Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Marie Sherlock, Chief Economist at SIPTU,Tony Donohoe, Head of Education and Social Policy at Ibec,Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist at the IIEA (Event Chair)
June 1 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The theme of the seminar is The 2018 European Semester: Inclusive Growth and Fairness for Ireland and Europe.

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The Funding of Higher Education – Time for Reform?

Higher Education Authority
June 13 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

The funding of higher education is a key strategic issue facing the Irish economy and society. The implications of the lack of funding in higher education range from a growing shortage of skills in industrial sectors to affecting Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment. This conference aims to foster a more informed political and public debate on the issue.

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Whose Job is it Anyway? A debate on the European Union’s role in Social Policy and Globalisation

Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs; Matt Carthy, MEP for the Midlands-North-West Constituency; Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist of the IIEA; and Marie Sherlock, Chief Economist at SIPTU.
June 14 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the IIEA at the Spirit Store, Dundalk, for the third regional event of the Future of the EU27 Project. Members of the public are invited to join us for a thought-provoking discussion on globalisation and social policy.

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Implementation of the National Development Plan 2018-2027

Robert Watt, Secretary General Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
June 19 | 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Robert Watt will discuss how the Ten-Year Capital Plan will respond to Ireland’s key international and domestic challenges, and outline governance arrangements to ensure its implementation.

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