Over the past year, Ireland has seen major changes. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has elected a new (prime minister), Michel Martin, who has since led a historic alliance between his Viana Fell party and his former civil war rival, the Fine Gael and the Greens. After a generation of Good Friday Agreement, Taoiseach Martin led the contemplation of how unitaries and nationalists could build a common future together. The Irish government has also played an important role in shaping the EU’s relationship with the United Kingdom after Brexit. In January 2021, Ireland begins a two-year term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council.
On March 15th, Prof. Center in the United States and Europe At the Brookings Institution, Taoiseach Micheál Martin will be hosting a meeting Alan and Jane Patkin International Leaders Forum. Taoiseach will provide notes on the future of Ireland and the country’s role in Europe and the world. Following his remarks, he will be joined by taoiseach, director of the Center for the United States and Europe and Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Thomas Wright for a conversation on these topics. Questions from the audience will follow the discussion.
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