Two of Ireland’s esteemed political representatives will deliver talks at the Glucksman Ireland House NYU in November.

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, the permanent representative to the UN, will discuss Ireland's mission at the international organization on November 7, while Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s 18th ambassador to the U.S., will discuss both countries’ Declarations of Independence on November 14.  

Both events take place at the Glucksman Ireland House NYU (1 Washington Mews, at 5th Avenue). [Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).]

Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.
Permanent Representative to the UN

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, joins Ted Smyth, a former Irish diplomat and businessman, for an evening of conversation. The pair will discuss Ireland, the UN, and the global impact of the Irish. The event is free, but registration is required.

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason is a career diplomat who has served in Brussels, New York, Paris, Vienna and Helsinki during her career. As Secretary-General in the Prime Minister’s office from 2011-2014, she was the highest ranking female public servant in Ireland.  

Ted Smyth, a leader in strategic communications, brand management and government affairs, has been a senior executive at two Fortune 200 companies and an Irish diplomat. He now serves on the boards of Glucksman Ireland House NYU and Marlboro College, and is Chair of the Clinton Institute in University College Dublin.

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
The 21st Annual Ernie O’Malley Lecture

Daniel Mulhall
addresses the relationship between Ireland and the U.S., focusing on the countries’ Declarations of Independence for which Ireland will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978, and took on early diplomatic assignments in New Delhi, Vienna (OSCE), Brussels (European Union), and Edinburgh. He’s served as Ireland's Ambassador to Malaysia (2001-05), where he was also accredited to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. He was Ireland's Ambassador to Germany (2009- 2013) and London (2013-17). He is the author of A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900, and co-editor of The Shaping of Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment.

About Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Located in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU is the center for Irish and Irish-American Studies at New York University. For the New York community, we present a weekly public events series during the academic year, as well as a monthly traditional Irish music series. For the non-credit adult learner, we host evening Irish language classes. We also serve as a resource center for Irish, Irish-American, and Irish diasporic culture. Our mission at Glucksman Ireland House is to foster excellence in the study of Ireland, Irish America and the Irish Diaspora in New York and the global communities.