Hosted each spring by the Boeing Institute for International Business, the Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture Series brings leaders from around the world to the Chaifetz School of Business to share perspectives on international business with students, the region's business leaders and the community.
"Ireland, the EU and the United States in a Changing World: An Economic Outlook"
Presented by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland Ambassador to the United States
Spring 2018's Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, welcomed his Excellency, Daniel Mulhall, the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States. His lecture addressed the economic outlook between the U.S., Ireland and the EU in a changing world. A reception followed the event to honor the ambassador and the general consul of Ireland in Chicago.
Daniel Mulhall became Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017. Previously, he served as Ireland’s Ambassador to Germany. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and received early diplomatic assignments in New Delhi, Vienna, Brussels and Edinburgh where he was Ireland’s first Consul General. In 2005, Ambassador Mulhall was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland for his work in connection with the Asian tsunami.
Before coming to Washington, he served as Ireland’s Ambassador in London. During that time, he spoke on political, literary and historical topics at universities in the U.S. and UK. He has served as a guest speaker at the Oxford Literary Festival, the Newbury Festival, the Liverpool Literary Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In 2017, Ambassador Mulhall was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Liverpool.
During his diplomatic career, Ambassador Mulhall has held numerous positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including Director-General for European Affairs, the Department’s Press Counselor and Ambassador Mulhall is passionate about Irish history and literature. He is the author of A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900 and has contributed to numerous books, newspapers and journals. He’s an advocate of public diplomacy and works to promote all things Irish and to engage those of Irish decent around the world. Ambassador Mulhall was raised in Waterford and earned his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from University College Cork.