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POSTPONED: Meet the Ambassador: The Honorable Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S.
Tuesday, September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10.00
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“Meet the Ambassador” is a new public affairs program hosted by Hill Center with former Michigan Governor and Ambassador Jim Blanchard that showcases the diplomatic community in Washington. Through lively, one hour interviews in an informal, but informative, format, audiences will get a feel not only for current international issues but a sense of the day-to-day life of a diplomat.
Perhaps no one exemplifies a life of diplomatic service more than the Honorable Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Mulhall has served as his country’s envoy to the U.S. since 2017 following previous postings as ambassador to the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia. He served with distinction in these posts, receiving special recognition for his work in connection with the Asian tsunami.
Ambassador Mulhall has a keen understanding of both the external and internal workings of foreign service having held numerous positions of importance in Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Among other milestones in his career, he was part of the Irish Government’s delegation in1998 at the time of the Good Friday Agreement.
Ambassador Mulhall brings his deep interest in Irish history to the work of diplomatic service here in the U.S., describing the strong, historic ties and kinship between the countries as the basis for a vibrant economic and cultural relationship (biography).
Governor Blanchard, a former member of Congress from the state of Michigan and two-term Governor of the state, considers his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Canada by President Bill Clinton one of the highlights of his public service career (biography).
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors over the course of his life in public service, including the Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service, an honor bestowed on only a handful of U.S. Ambassadors. He is Chair and President of the National Archives Foundation in Washington, DC and a partner at the law firm DLA Piper. He remains active in public life.
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