The Office of Public Affairs of the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ireland United States Alumni Association are delighted to announce that the next PALS will feature Mary Harney In Conversation, moderated by Áine Lawlor.

24/9/2010.Minister for Health Mary Harney at the opening of the new 100million euro expansion at the Blackrock Clinic..Photo:Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland.

24/9/2010.Minister for Health Mary Harney at the opening of the new 100million euro expansion at the Blackrock Clinic..Photo:Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland.

This event will take place on Wednesday May 20th and is by invitation only. Registered members of the IUSA will receive their invites via email. Eligible alumni can register or renew membership here.

Mary Harney is a former Government Minister (Department of Environment, Department of Enterprise and Employment, Department of Health and Children) and was the first woman Deputy Prime Minister and leader of a political party in Ireland.

She retired from politics in 2011 and is now a director of a number of private companies and a business consultant. Harney chairs the steering group of a 22 country European Sustainable Healthcare project that recently produced a White Paper “Roadmap to Sustainable Healthcare”. The project is sponsored by Abbvie. She is a member of European Board of “Vital Voices”, is a board member of the Hospice Foundation of Ireland and is chair of Amber, a research centre in Trinity College Dublin.

 

The Prominent Alumni Lecture Series (PALS) is a joint initiative between the U.S. Embassy and the Ireland United States Alumni Association that highlights Irish alumni who have participated in U.S. government sponsored educational and professional exchanges over the past 60 years who have gained prominence in their field of work or study. Previous PALS speakers have included Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Minister Leo Varadkar, Alice Maher, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Gay Byrne and Shane de Blácam.

This event is kindly supported by CrossCountry Consulting.

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For more, visit their website here.

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