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John Concannon, Director General of the Global Ireland Unit visits Leiden University

The Leiden interdisciplinary research programme Global Transformations and Governance Challenges and the Embassy of Ireland are co-hosting a special meeting in The Hague. On Tuesday 30 January, John Concannon (Director of the Global Ireland Unit), ambassador Brendan Rogers and dr. Alanna O’Malley will discuss the role of Ireland in international diplomacy, especially the United Nations.

As recent international events aptly demonstrate, the role of small and middle powers has reached a crescendo in the international system and the value of public diplomacy has perhaps never been higher. Through a discussion with the architects of Ireland’s successful campaign to join the United Nations Security Council in 2020, this event will explore the question of how important public diplomacy is in shaping international relations, what role small and middle powers can play in the international system, and how the UN might usefully be reformed to respond more effectively to humanity’s greatest challenges.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 30 January from 15.00 til 17.00 hours in Wijnhaven, The Hague. Leiden researchers and students are warmly invited to attend this special event! See here for more information and registration.


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