Boston College Global Leadership Institute in Dublin - Aer Lingus College Football Classic Event Recap

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Global Leadership & Irish Institutes in DublinA Week in ReviewAugust 29 September 3, 2016

Senator George Mitchell, Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr, and Boston College President Father Leahy at the Irish Institute Alumni Event at the Mansion House on Aug. 31.

Local Knowledge, Global ScaleAbout UsThe Global Leadership Institute (GLI) is committed to helping international leaders enhance their leadership skills, expand their networks, and to provide senior managers with the tools necessary to make an impact in their organization.

Through work as the Irish Institute, the GLI continues towards the goal of enhancing peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland.

Our VisionThe GLI works to connect Boston College to a global community through its deep connections and links with international business and political leaders and professional networks.

Aer Lingus College Football ClassicAs part of Boston Colleges participation in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, the GLI took part in a number of events related to the game, including:

The Lawyers Business Development Club Fireside Chat (Aug. 30)Irish Institute Alumni Event with Senator Mitchell (Aug. 31)The Gateway to Europe Business Golf Event (Sep. 1)The IDA Business Breakfast (Sep. 2)Kennedy Summer School for Politics and Policy (Sep. 8-11)

Through these events, the GLI increased Boston Colleges presence in Ireland and Northern Ireland in numerous professional communities, as well as raised awareness about Boston College in Ireland around the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. All of these events help to establish Boston Colleges presence in Ireland as #MuchMoreThanAGame.

Key Sponsors & Partners PartnersSponsors

It is an honor to be here in connection with this program, sponsored by the US government and administered by Boston College. I congratulate all of you who have been through the program, and commend Boston College for its leadership. It contributes to the resilience, the energy, and the talent of the people and the business community of Ireland. They benefit from the close friendship, business and personal, between this country and the United States. Fortunately, its a two-way street.

Across America, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, men and women of Irish citizenship and Irish heritage are working and building, creating jobs and communities, deepening our ties and enhancing both societieswe need to recognize that we are more than a collection of individuals.

Senator George MitchellKeynote address at the Irish Institute Alumni Event

Lawyers Business Development ClubFireside Chat with Marie OConnor, Partner at PWCTuesday August 30th 2016

As part of the Fireside Chat series presented by the LBDC, Dr. Robert Mauro moderated a discussion with Ms. OConnor, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish-US Counsel.

About the LBDC

International organization for lawyers interested in business development

Chapters in London, Dublin, Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Dubai

Over 300 members across the LBDC international network

Hosted events with over 50 top speakers, including numerous CEOS and Global General Counsel

Irish Institute Alumni EventFeaturing Keynote Speaker Senator George MitchellWednesday August 31st 2016

Guests gather in the Round Room at the Mansion House

The Irish Institute Alumni Event was a celebration to honor the over 800 alumni of Irish Institute Federal programing. The event featured:

Over 330 guests and Institute alumni at the Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor of Dublin

Opening remarks from His Excellence Kevin OMalley, US Ambassador to Ireland

Remarks from Minister Charlie Flanagan, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Irish Institute alumnus

Keynote address from Senator George Mitchell

A panel discussion on youth diversion and engagement with Irish Institute alumni

A panel discussion on economic development with Irish Institute alumni

Sponsorship from major Irish and American organizations, including Glen Dimplex, Aer Lingus, Department of Foreign Affairs, and the United States Embassy Dublin, US Department of State

Gateway to EuropeGateway Cup Golf Networking EventThursday September 1st 2016

About the Gateway to Europe

Partnership of companies in finance, human resources, banking, law, and technology interested in developing business links between the US and Ireland

Golf event continuation of trade exchange that took place at Boston College April, 2016

Over 100 attendees for golf and dinner reception, including Minister Mary Mitchell OConnor

Participating companies include:Bank of IrelandEisner AmperVodafoneAIBSigmar RecruitmentShannon Commercial PropertiesVhi HealthcareIT SolutionsByrne Wallace Law FirmBNP Paribas Real Estateand others

IDA IrelandTouchdown to Ireland Business BreakfastFriday September 2nd 2016

About IDA Ireland: IDA Ireland works to encourage business and trade between Ireland and the US.

The Touchdown to Ireland Business Breakfast hosted over 100 guests and featured a panel of business leaders from Ireland, Boston, and Georgia there to support Boston College and Georgia Tech.

This event was the continuation of a public discussion that started in Boston with a leadership conversation featuring Brian Halligan, CEO and founder of Hubspot.

Kennedy Summer SchoolFestival of Irish-American History, Culture, and PoliticsSeptember 8th 11th 2016

GLI director Dr. Robert Mauro was asked to present at the Kennedy Summer School about factionalism in US Presidential politics.

About the Kennedy Summer School

Three day festival of Irish and American history, culture and politics

Panels and discussions focusing on the relationships between Ireland and the US and the mutual benefits of these interactions

Keynote address from Governor Martin OMalley with remarks from TD Tanaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald

150 attendees at each session over the three days for lectures and presentations on political journalism, social media, and Irish-American history.

61 mentions, 1000+ profile visits, and 11,000 impressions on Twitter during events in Dublin.

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