Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta Paul Gleeson to Address “Ireland, the U.S. and the Road to Peace in Northern Ireland” at Reinhardt on April 11, 2012
11 a.m. - Hill Freeman Library & Spruill Learning Center, top floor
Paul Gleeson was announced as Ireland’s first Consul General in Atlanta by former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen in July 2010. He took office the next month and began the job of establishing Ireland’s first new Consulate in the United States since the 1930s.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Economics, Gleeson has served at the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, where he had responsibility for reporting on political developments in Zimbabwe; at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union in Brussels; and at Ireland’s Mission to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
Prior to being named to his current post, Gleeson had responsibility for North-South cooperation within Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs, helping to implement the all-island aspects of Ireland’s landmark 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement. He has also worked in support of Ireland’s development cooperation and aid programs in Mozambique and Lesotho.
The event is open to the public free of charge and is part of Reinhardt University's Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage.
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