Ambassador of Ireland to Speak at Scranton

    Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall will present “Ireland, the European Union and the Challenges Posed by Brexit” in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center on Oct. 2, accompanied by special guest U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.
    September 25, 2019

    The Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall, accompanied by special guest U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, will present a lecture titled “Ireland, the European Union and the Challenges Posed by Brexit” on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at The University of Scranton. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the McIlhenny Ballroom, the DeNaples Center.

    Ambassador Mulhall became Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017. Before coming to Washington, D.C., he served as Ireland's Ambassador in London (2013-17). During his time in Britain, he was a regular speaker on political, literary and historical topics at universities all over the country, including at Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Durham, King's College London and the London School of Economics.

    Ambassador Mulhall was born and raised in Waterford and undertook his undergraduate and post-graduate studies at University College Cork where he specialized in modern Irish history. He is the author of “A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900” (Cork, 1999) and co-editor of “The Shaping of Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment “(Dublin, 2016). During his career, he has made numerous contributions to books, newspapers and journals published in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Britain.

    A keen advocate of public diplomacy, Ambassador Mulhall makes regular use of social media in order to provide information on the work of the Embassy, to highlight Ireland’s achievements and to engage with Irish communities and those with an interest in Ireland. He provides daily updates on Twitter @DanMulhall and through regular blogs posted on the Embassy's website.

    U.S. Congressman Cartwright (PA-08) was first sworn into Congress in 2013. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittees for Commerce – Justice – Science; Financial Services and General Government; and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs. He is also a co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Cartwright graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Hamilton College and earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

    For more information about the lecture, call The University of Scranton Community and Government Relations Office at 570-941-4419 or email

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