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On Monday, 27 May 2019 as the constellation of the next European Parliament becomes apparent, the IIEA will gather an expert panel offering insight and analysis of the key issues arising from the election results.
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May 2019

Looking Forward: The Next European Parliament

Lucinda Creighton, CEO of Vulcan Consulting and former Minister for European Affairs; Marian Harkin, outgoing MEP for the Midlands-Northwest Constituency; and Dr Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan, Lecturer in Politics in UCC
May 27 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

On Monday, 27 May 2019 as the constellation of the next European Parliament becomes apparent, the IIEA will gather an expert panel offering insight and analysis of the key issues arising from the election results.

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International Law Under Stress: A View from the United States

Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School
May 27 | 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Professor Koh will offer a compelling new strategy for how to defend democracy, human rights and the rule of law at a time when authoritarian regimes around the world are on the rise. Professor Koh will discuss the US President’s attempts to trump the international legal process across a range of issues

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Dublin, Schengen and the Need for Political Leadership

Marie De Somer, Head of the Migration and Diversity Programme at the European Policy Centre
May 28 | 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

In her address to the IIEA, Dr De Somer will give an overview of the Dublin Regulation and how it has impacted the Schengen Area. Dr De Somer will argue that in the absence of political leadership, the two systems risk collapsing and will offer suggestions on what the future of both systems might look like.

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Paving the way to Blockchain Policy: an International and European perspective

Craig Dunn, Chair of the International Standards Technical Committee for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (ISO/TC 307), Emilio Davila-Gonzalez, Head of ICT Standardisation (DG Connect, of the European Commission)
May 29 | 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

A seminar outlining the policy challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology.

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June 2019

IIEA Emerging Voices Publication Launch

IIEA’s Emerging Voices and Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD
June 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This launch will celebrate a publication by the IIEA’s Emerging Voices. From climate change, to migration and citizen engagement, it provides a fresh perspective on some of the most important issues facing Ireland and Europe. Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, will deliver the opening address and we will have the opportunity to hear from the Emerging Voices group members.

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The US, Irish-America and Ireland-US relations in a time of change

Trina Vargo, Founder and President of the US-Ireland Alliance
June 5 | 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

In her presentation to the IIEA, Trina Vargo will suggest ways that bilateral relations can be bolstered and warn that traditional means of influencing US decision-makers are becoming less effective

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The World According to Xi Jinping

Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London
June 7 | 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

This talk will seek to describe the key aspects of Xi’s vision for the coming decades, and how China might be expected to interact with Europe and other great powers.

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The 2019 European Semester: Future Jobs, Investments and Growth for Ireland and Europe

June 11 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This joint IIEA and European Commission seminar will discuss the Country Specific Recommendations in the context of an increased focus on inclusive growth and the economy of the future.

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