A fresh look at 2014
During 2013 the London Irish Graduate Network (LIGN) embarked upon a process of renewal and development. LIGN is now stronger than ever thanks to you, our members and we the Board hope to carry through that success into 2014 and beyond. We are hosting more events than ever before and the positive feedback we receive from you reinforces our belief that LIGN will continue to grow helped by the high calibre of our membership. For those of you who are new to London or even perhaps just new to LIGN we can help you build your network of like minded ambitious, young Irish men and women here in London.
Wishing you every success in 2014!
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Irish Embassy Lecture Series
Professor Brendan Simms on the future of Europe
Date: Wednesday 25th of June 2014
Location: Irish Embassy, 17 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HR
Dress code: Business Attire
Registration Closes: 2pm Friday 13th June 2014
The Ambassador Dan Mulhall has kindly invited 30 members of LIGN to a talk in the Irish Embassy by Professor Brendan Simms on the 25th July. In this talk Professor Simms will cover the development of Europe since 1974 and the effect this has had on its reaction to current crisis both foreign and domestic.
Professor Simms is an MPhil lecturer in the History of International Relations and a Fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He has written extensively on European Foreign Policy and is founder and Chairman of the Project for Democratic Union (PDU), a think-tank which makes the case for a full political union of the Eurozone. The PDU believes in “a boldly democratic, unified Europe” and argues for “a full political union of the Eurozone on Anglo-American constitutional lines”. It would wish to see substantial re-shaping of the architecture of the European institutions including the establishment of a second House of the European Parliament and provision for a directly elected EU President.
The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 18.00. Professor Simms will commence his talk at 18.30 and this will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Ambassador Mulhall.