21 March 2023 (5pm, Millstream Common Room, UL) – Guest Lecture and discussion with John Gormley, chaired by Prof Kerstin Mey, UL President. John Gormley is the former Irish Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and former Leader, Green Party. In his talk he will discuss his personal journey into environmental issues and specifically what role his time in Germany played and links between the German and Irish Green parties. This event will take place in a blended format. Please register here by the 20th of March.
23 March 2023 (2pm) - Insights into Irish-German relations – Talks with key stakeholders and video competition
Speakers for this event include H.E. Dr Nicholas O'Brien (Ambassador of Ireland to Germany), H.E. Cord Meier-Klodt (Ambassador of Germany to Ireland), Ulrike Gasser (Director, Goethe-Institut Ireland) and Ralf Lissek (CEO, German-Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce) in conversation with Derek Scally (The Irish Times), followed by four fascinating videos on Irish-German relations by final year students, competing for the prize of Irish-German Chamber of Industry & Commerce. This is an online event. Please register here by the 22nd of March.
24 March 2023 (12pm, KBG14, UL) - Guest Lecture by Katherine Meenan
Some background on the Institute of International and European Affairs and the IIEA Germany Group. Katherine Meenan will talk about Irish-German relations in the context of her experiences of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Ireland’s international think tank. This event will take place in a blended format. Please register here by the 23rd of March.