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Henry Grattan Lecture Series

grattanThe Henry Grattan Lecture Series – a flagship initiative of Trinity’s School of Social Sciences and Philosophy – plays an important role in enabling wider society to engage with Trinity and in helping to ensure that thought leaders and influential public figures from around the world are publicly accessible.

Previous lectures have addressed topics such as The Political Consequences of Brexit, The Challenges of EU Migration and EU-US Relations in a Changing World. With speakers including former Taoiseach Mr John Bruton, Dr Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration and Dr David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States.

The lectures have also benefitted from the expertise of respondents such as Charles Grant, Director of The Centre for European Reform and Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times.

Trinity College is deeply grateful to the Embassy of Ireland in London for their support, since 2013, in hosting the only Henry Grattan Lecture to be currenly held outside Ireland.

Previous Events

  • John Bruton -- 'New Fault lines in Europe.....the Political Consequences of Brexit'
  • Patrick Honohan -- 'Reflections on the Irish Economy - 1916 to 2016'
  • David O'Sullivan -- 'EU-US Relations in a Changing World'
  • Peter Sutherland -- 'EU Migration: Socioeconomic and Political Issues and Challenges'
  • Pat Cox -- 'British and Irish Relations in a Changing EU'
  • Joschka Fischer -- 'The End of the European Project?'
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