Bridging the Atlantic: Ireland’s Role in EU-US Relations After Brexit

Thursday 5th December, 14.00 – 19.00, Georgetown University Riggs Library, Healy Hall

14.00 Welcome Remarks

Professor Liam Kennedy (Director, UCD Clinton Institute)

Professor Katrin Sieg (Director, GU BMW Center for German and European Studies)

Professor Cóilín Parsons (GU Global Irish Studies) 

14.10  Keynote Address: Ireland, Gateway to the Atlantic

Helen McEntee, Minister of State for European Affairs 

14.20   Keynote Panel: Irish-America in the 116thCongress

Rep. David Joyce (R-OH), Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) & Minister McEntee in conversation with Dr. Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times

15.00 America’s Renewed Role in the NI Peace Process

Dr. Katy Hayward (Queens University Belfast)

Mr. Andrew Elliot (Director, Northern Ireland Bureau)

Rep. Bruce Morrison (Co-Chair Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement)

Moderator: Ms. Karen McGonagle (Carlyle Group)

16.00 Digital Island: Transatlantic Trade & Investment 

Dr. Orlaigh Quinn (Secretary General, Ireland’s Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

Ms. Gail Slater (Fox, former special advisor to President Trump on technology and cyber security)

Ms. Marjorie Chorlins (Europe Director, US Chamber of Commerce)

Dr. Kevin Hassett (Former Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers)

Moderator: Mr. Brett Bruen (Global Situation Room, former advisor to President Obama & UCD Clinton Board Member)

17.00 Beyond Brexit: The Future of Transatlantic Relations 

Dr. Tom Wright (Brookings Institute)

Dr. Heather Conley (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Dr. Karen Donfried (President of the German Marshall Fund) 

Mr. Joseph Dunne (European Parliament Liaison Office)

Moderator: Professor Jeff Anderson (Georgetown University School of Foreign Service) 

17.50 Closing Reflections

Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the US &

Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the EU to the US 

in conversation with Professor Liam Kennedy