Diplomacy In Action

The interchange of knowledge and culture between the United States and Ireland via exchange programmes

Diplomacy In Action

This report describes the educational exchange system which has operated between the United States and Ireland for over six decades. The project was initiated by the Irish United States Alumni Association and funding was obtained from a U.S. Federal Assistance Award. The study was carried out in the Geary Institute for Public Policy in University College Dublin with the author as research director.


You can download the report here (1MB PDF)

Diplomacy in Action Launch Webinar


The Diplomacy in Action Report was launched on the 23rd April 2021 with the title ‘The Positive Effect of Shared Ireland – United States Exchanges’.

Speakers at the event included:

Christopher Wurst, Acting DMC, U.S. Embassy Dublin

Vince McCarthy, CEO, Festival of Curiosity

Bryan Patten, Executive Director WIP

Dr. Anne Cleary, UCD

and moderated by Kate Acheson, IUSA President.

The following webinar was recorded and can be found below and through YouTube IUSA Page.