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‘Bridging the Atlantic: Ireland and the US’ symposium

Queen’s University Belfast yesterday (Tuesday 17 November) participated in the ‘Bridging the Atlantic: Ireland and the US’ symposium.

Georgetown Symposium 2020
Image courtesy of Georgetown Global Irish Studies.

The virtual event was hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies and Georgetown University's Global Irish Studies in conjunction with the Clinton Institute at University College Dublin, the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s, the Washington Ireland Program, and the Embassy of Ireland USA.

This was the second annual symposium on Ireland-US relations which discussed transatlantic relations, Ireland, the US and the EU. Academics, analysts, policymakers, and journalists engaged in a number of panel discussions on leadership, Irish-America, Brexit and the US Presidential Election.  

President Bill Clinton delivered an address on ‘Atlantic Relations in a New Era’ and shared his reflections on the legacies of John Lewis and John Hume.

Professor Richard English, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement; Dr Joanne Murphy, Academic Director at the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute; and Professor Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, from Queen’s all participated in the event.

Professor English said: “This excellent conference brought together colleagues from Queen's University Belfast, Georgetown University, UCD and other leading Universities, and it reflected the ways in which Queen's is integrated into wider global networks. There was superb discussion of major themes, and a strengthening of the University's reputation internationally.”

Watch the full event here.

Full event PDF is available here