By Global Leadership Institute at Boston College
Global CrossingsMay 14, 2021
Ireland & Global Leadership Through a European Lens w/ Ms. Frances Fitzgerald MEP
Ms. Frances Fitzgerald MEP (and host of the podcast "The European Lens") joins Dr. Robert Mauro, Executive Director, Global Leadership Institute, to discuss Ireland's role in the European Union, the European Union's role in Ireland, and global leadership. Learn about her view of the Irish public's relationship with the European Union and how it has changed or not through the Brexit process. Discussion investigates the role of the European Union in combating Covid-19, promoting public welfare, enhancing diversity and inclusion, and encouraging economic development as well as sustainable trade. Opening remarks provided by Dr. Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England.
Frances Fitzgerald is an Irish MEP from Dublin. A parliamentarian for over 20 years, she served as Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) from 2016-17, one of only four women to have ever held this position. She has also served as Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation (2017); Minister for Justice & Equality (2014-17) and was the State’s first Minister for Children & Youth Affairs (2011-14). Prior to her election to the Dáil (Irish Parliament), Frances served as Chair of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (1988-92) and Vice President of the European Women’s Lobby.
Frances was elected to the European Parliament in 2019. She is a full member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) and a substitute member of the Development Committee (DEVE) and the Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE). Frances was elected EPP Coordinator of the FEMM Committee in July 2019.
Higher Education and Global Leadership w/ Professor Ian Greer President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast
Adapted from a webinar on February 24, 2021. As part of Northern Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat series, Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, discusses the role of higher education as Northern Ireland reaches out to the world. Professor Greer will discuss QUB's work to develop student skills, drive innovation, and create economic growth for Northern Ireland and global partners. Professor Greer also reflects on the challenges of the Covid crisis in education. Opening remarks by Mr. Andrew Elliott Director Northern Ireland Bureau. Moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, Director, Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.
Ian Greer has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast since August 2018. He has extensive experience of university innovation driving regional economic growth, including cross-sector developments such as the Northern Health Science Alliance, a collaboration of eight Universities and NHS partners, and is the cofounder of the Health Innovation Research Alliance for NI.
He is a strong advocate for University social responsibility including widening participation. He leads the innovation pillar of the Belfast Region City Deal, driving innovation in key sectors for the local economy - creative industries, health innovation, data science & analytics, and advanced manufacturing. He is currently President of Universities Ireland, promoting collaboration across the island.
By way of background, he is a medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, with his research and clinical career in obstetrics & gynaecology. He has held senior leadership positions in several UK Universities, and was Vice President of the University of Manchester, immediately before moving to Queen’s.
Scotland in the United Kingdom and Europe -- What's Next? w/ Ken Macintosh MSP, Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the Scottish Parliament
Adapted from a webinar on Feb 12, 2021
Ken Macintosh MSP discusses Scotland's relationship with the United Kingdom, European Union, and the United States. Ken addresses the evolution of the Scottish Parliament, Brexit, calls for a second independence referendum, and other important issues of devolved government in the United Kingdom. Moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, Director Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.
Ireland and Global Leadership w/ Minister Colm Brophy, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora
Adapted from a webinar on February 9, 2021. As part of Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat Series, Minister Colm Brophy, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, will discuss Global Ireland, Ireland's new diaspora strategy and Ireland's place in the world. Brexit, the European Union, transatlantic relationships, global trade, and Ireland's importance to tech and finance will be addressed. Opening remarks by Dr. Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England. Moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, Director Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.
Minister Colm Brophy was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora on July 1st, 2020. He is a Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South-West. He was first elected to the Dáil in 2016. During the 32nd Dáil he served as Chairman of the Budgetary Oversight Committee which was established in 2016 to enhance the role of the Oireachtas in the budgetary formation process. He was also a Member of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality and the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs. Member of South Dublin County Council 2008 – 2016. Colm is a former member of the Board of the Housing Finance Agency. Colm is also the former President of the Association of Irish Local Government.
Leadership for Justice & Equality with Helen McEntee TD, Minister for Justice
As part of Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat Series, Minister Helen McEntee, TD, Minister for Justice, reflects on questions of leadership for justice and equality. The Minister discusses police reform in Ireland, political leadership during challenging times, the role of women in politics, and other important contemporary political issues such as Brexit, Covid-19, and Ireland in the world. Opening remarks by Dr. Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England. Moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, Director Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.
Helen McEntee TD is the Minister for Justice. She was appointed to this role in June 2020.
Helen was elected to Dáil Éireann in a By-Election in March 2013, and re-elected in the February 2016 general election. Deputy McEntee was appointed by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to be Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People at the Department of Health in May 2016 as part of the new Partnership Government. In June 2017, as part of a government reshuffle by newly appointed Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Minister McEntee was promoted to the position of Minister of State for European Affairs. She previously served on the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, and was also a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht.
Global Britain with Minister Tom Tugendhat, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Commons
Global Britain and What it Means for Ireland, the European Union, & the Transatlantic Relationship with Minister Tom Tugendhat
Opening remarks Dr. Peter Abbott, Consul General of the United Kingdom to New England
Adapted from a December 10, 2020 webinar
Tom Tugendhat, MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Commons joins Dr. Robert Mauro, Director Global Leadership Institute, to discuss leadership and Global Britain. Britain's important role in the world and its economic and political relationships with Ireland, Europe, and the United States will be addressed as well as the ways in which Britain will engage productively with the world in the future. In 2015 Tom was elected as Member of Parliament for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling and was honoured to have been re-elected in 2017 and 2019. In Parliament, Tom sat on the Speakers' Advisory Committee on Works of Art of the House of Commons and in July 2017 was elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, which he also Chairs in this current Parliament. Prior to serving in Westminster, Tom was a journalist in Beirut covering regional conflicts, politics, and economics. In 2003, Tom was mobilized as an Arabic-speaking intelligence officer in the Royal Marines. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he helped to establish the National Security Council providing strategic advice to President Karzai.
Leadership for Recovery with Minister Diane Dodds, MLA, Minister for the Economy
Part of the Northern Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat Series w/ opening remarks by Mr. Andrew Elliott, Director, Northern Ireland Bureau. Adapted from a previously recorded webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
As part of Northern Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat series, Minister Diane Dodds, MLA, Minister for the Economy, discusses her leading role in the Northern Ireland Executive, work to restore Northern Ireland's economy, plans to engage economically with Great Britain, Ireland, and across the Atlantic, as well as her vision and her party's vision for Northern Ireland. Minister Dodds is a Democratic Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland. She served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Northern Ireland constituency from 2009 to 2020. She previously sat in the Northern Ireland Assembly from 2003 to 2007 as MLA for West Belfast. In 2020, Dodds returned to the Assembly as MLA for Upper Bann. Moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, Director, Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.
This series includes:
October 23, 2020 Leadership for Justice and Equality with Minister Naomi Long, MLA, Minister for Justice (Inaugural edition)
December 15, 2020 Leadership for Public Finance with Mr. Conor Murphy, MLA, Minister for Finance
Leadership for Public Finance with Conor Murphy, MLA, Minister for Finance
Part of the Northern Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat Series w/ opening remarks by Mr. Andrew Elliott, Director, Northern Ireland Bureau. Adapted from a previously recorded webinar Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020.
Dr. Robert Mauro, Director Global Leadership Institute Boston College sits with Minister Murphy, Sinn Féin, to discuss Northern Ireland's future institutional and trade relationships with the Republic of Ireland, European Union, and United States. The Minister discusses contemporary political challenges such as the pandemic, the future of transatlantic relationships, and the workings of the Northern Ireland Executive. Conor Murphy MLA was appointed Minister for Finance in the Northern Ireland Executive and took up his role on 11 January 2020, along with Ministers from across the political spectrum. The Department of Finance aims to ensure that the Executive secures the most appropriate and effective use of resources and services for the benefit of the community. It has a key interface with Whitehall in relation to budgets and finances. Conor previously served as the Minister for Regional Development from 2007 until 2011, before leaving the Assembly to concentrate on his role as MP for Newry and Armagh. He returned to the Assembly in 2015 and has been a member of both the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee and the Public Accounts Committee, before becoming Minister. Conor Murphy played a key role in the Sinn Féin's negotiating team in Hillsborough, Leeds Castle, St Andrew's and during the Fresh Start and New Decade, New Approach agreements.
This series includes:
October 23, 2020 Leadership for Justice and Equality with Minister Naomi Long, MLA, Minister for Justice (Inaugural edition)
January 27, 2021 Leadership for Recovery w/Minister Diane Dodds, MLA, Minister for the Economy
Inaugural Northern Ireland at Boston College Leadership Series: Leadership for Justice and Equality with Minister Naomi Long, MLA
Special Episode: Inaugural Northern Ireland at Boston College Leadership Series with Minister Naomi Long w/ opening remarks by Mr. Andrew Elliott, Director, Northern Ireland Bureau. Adapted from a previously recorded webinar on October 23, 2020.
Join us in a one-hour discussion between Dr. Robert Mauro, Executive Director, Global Leadership Institute and Ms. Naomi Long, MLA, Minister for Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive and Leader of the Alliance Party, as they explore issues surrounding justice, fairness, democracy, and policing both in Northern Ireland and the United States.
A lifelong resident of East Belfast, Naomi Long MLA grew up just off Mersey Street, was educated at Mersey Street Primary and Bloomfield Collegiate, before going on to study civil engineering at Queen's University. Following graduation, Naomi worked for almost 10 years in the engineering industry in Northern Ireland.
Politically active since her early twenties, Naomi first joined Belfast City Council as an Alliance Party councillor in 2001. She was subsequently elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly as MLA for East Belfast in 2003. After having the honour of serving as Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2009 to 2010, she became the first Alliance MP elected to Westminster, as Member of Parliament for East Belfast in 2010, unseating the then First Minister, Peter Robinson.
In May 2016, Naomi returned to the Northern Ireland Assembly as MLA for East Belfast, before becoming Leader of Alliance that October. Since then, she has presided over three of the most successful elections in Alliance’s history, with the most recent local government election seeing the party substantially increase its standing across Northern Ireland; the 2019 European poll seeing her elected as Alliance’s first ever MEP (Member in European Parliament); and the UK General Election seeing the party elect Alliance Deputy Leader, Dr. Stephen Farry, as MP for North Down.
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union and intensive negotiations to restore devolution, Naomi returned to the Northern Ireland Assembly in January 2020 and was elected to serve as Justice Minister in the reconstituted NI Executive.
This series includes:
Leadership for Public Finance w/ Mr. Conor Murphy, MLA, Minister for Finance, Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020
Leadership for Recovery w/ Minister Diane Dodds, MLA, Minister for the Economy, January 27, 2021
A Discussion with Ambassador Mick Mulvaney: United States Global Leadership and Northern Ireland
Ambassador Mick Mulvaney, United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, sits down with Dr. Robert Mauro, Director, Global Leadership Institute at Boston College to discuss United States' Global Leadership in Northern Ireland. The Ambassador explains the role of the Special Envoy, the ongoing efforts of the United States to facilitate political engagement in Northern Ireland and across Ireland and the United Kingdom, and the possible impacts of Brexit on politics in Northern Ireland.
Ambassador John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney was sworn in as United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland in May 2020. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Mulvaney served in President Donald Trump's cabinet as acting White House Chief of Staff and concurrently as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He previously served as the acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from November 2017 to December 2018.
Ambassador Mulvaney represented South Carolina’s fifth district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 until 2017, and he sat in the South Carolina General Assembly from 2007 until 2011. Before entering public service, he practiced law and worked in his family’s real estate business. Ambassador Mulvaney holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
GC: Navigating the Way Alleviating Stress: Military Spouse Employment
Join us for the inaugural session of Global Crossings: Navigating the Way. A grassroots level conversation to shed light on the research, new legislation, personal experiences and innovative programs that are contributing to raising awareness on military spouse employment and its direct affect on alleviating stressors on our global military community. Moderated by Dr. Mimi McNealy Langenderfer, Assistant Director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, retired military spouse, and former Army Civilian. Featuring Kimberly Chamblin, Ph.D, CBRNE Business Development Manager for ADS, Inc., Kristen Christy, the 2018 Air Force Spouse of the Year, Julie A. Canfield, Ph.D., LICSW, Boston College School of Social Work, and Pat Hubbell, co-founder of Candorful.
Julie A. Canfield, Ph.D., LICSW, Boston College School of Social Work
Kimberly Chamblin, Ph.D, CBRNE Business Development Manager for ADS, Inc.
Kristen Christy, the 2018 Air Force Spouse of the Year
Pat Hubbell, co-founder of Candorful
"The Accidental Politician" an interview with former Minister Liz O'Donnell, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1997-2002
Liz O’Donnell, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1997-2002, was a member of the Irish government’s negotiating team in the multi-party talks that culminated in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Since leaving public office in 2007, she has worked in the media, as a public affairs consultant, and as chairperson of the Road Safety Authority in Ireland, and since 2017 as Director of Policy Communications and Government Affairs at MSD (Human Health) Ireland.
In this edition of Global Crossings, Dr. Robert Mauro, Director, Global Leadership Institute at Boston College talks with Liz about her perspectives on women in politics-- the changes seen over the course of her career; the future of women in politics in Ireland, the UK, and the US. Special focus on her role in the peace process with an emphasis on defining what is the legacy of the women involved in politics during the time. Finally, Liz discusses her new role with the Road Safety Authority.
Leadership in Challenging Times: A Conversation with Minister Paschal Donohoe, T.D.
As part of Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat Series, Minister Paschal Donohoe, T.D., Ireland's Minister for Finance, will join Dr Robert Mauro to discuss global challenges and leadership, Ireland's response to crisis, and the role Ireland plays in shaping the European Union. Opening remarks by Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England.
Today’s Guest Paschal Donohoe TD is the Minister for Finance. He was re-appointed to this role in June 2020, having served in this role since June 2017 while also serving as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. On 9 July 2020, Minister Donohoe was elected as President of the Eurogroup taking office on 13 July 2020. From May 2016 - June 2017, he served as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and from July 2014 - May 2016, as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. He also held the position of Minister for European Affairs at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs from July 2013 - July 2014. Minister Donohoe was first elected as a TD in February 2011 for the Dublin Central constituency. Prior to this he was a member of Seanad Éireann, from 2007 - 2011. He also served as member of Dublin City Council from 2004 - 2007. He was formerly the Chair of Ireland’s Future in Europe Oireachtas Sub-Committee, as well as a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the European Affairs Committee and, as a Senator; he served as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport. During his time as member of Dublin City Council, he served as Chair of the Environment & Engineering Strategic Policy Committee, as a member of the Corporate Policy Group, and he also served as Chairman of the Central Area Committee. Minister Donohoe is a graduate of the Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Politics and Economics and he attended St. Declan’s CBS.
Special Episode: The European Union, Ireland & Global Crossings
Thank you for joining us today for a one-hour panel discussion with Noelle O Connell, Botond Feledy, and Barry Colfer, about the European Union, Ireland, and global affairs. Moderated by Dr. Robert Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute panelists discuss Europe’s economic and public health future; how Ireland leads in the European institutions; and what this means for the EU’s relationship with the United States, China, and other states around the globe.
Today’s Guests are:
Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland since April 2011. Founded in 1954, European Movement Ireland is Ireland’s longest established Not for Profit voluntary membership organisation dedicated to developing the connection between Ireland and Europe.
Botond Feledy, Foreign policy expert and educator specializing in transatlantic relations, with special regard to hostile influence campaigns in the Euro-Atlantic countries. He is in charge of the European Leadership Programme at the Jesuit European Social Centre, Brussels.
Barry Colfer Visiting research fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard and a research fellow at the University of Cambridge. Barry has previously worked at Dáil Éireann (the Irish parliament) and at the European Parliament and with a range of leading think-tanks in Berlin, Brussels and Westminster.
"The Fulbright": A Conversation with Conor Quinn Inaugural Recipient of the Cybersecurity Fulbright TechImpact Grant at Boston College
Dr. Robert Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute, sits down with Conor Quinn, inaugural Fulbright Scholar in Cybersecurity to Boston College, and Professor Kevin Powers, Founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College to discuss the importance of cyber security as an American, Irish and global challenge as well as Connor's experiences as "The Fulbright". Listeners will hear information on the application process and deadlines for Boston College’s next Fulbright Ireland-USA TechImpact Cybersecurity Scholar Award 2021-2022. Learn how to apply before the 2 November 2020 deadline and special instructions to contact email@example.com before 23 October for letter of support. For more information: https://www.fulbright.ie/going-to-the-usa/fulbright-irish-techimpact-awards/
Conor Quinn is the inaugural Fulbright Scholar in Cybersecurity to Boston College. As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, Conor conducted research at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College while attending the Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Masters program. Following the completion of the Fulbright Scholarship, Conor became a Research Fellow for the MS in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance research team. In addition, he is a Cybersecurity consultant with over 5 years’ industry experience. His work centers around investigating cybersecurity incidents to determine how they happened and to recommend improvements to increase security of organizations. Conor is a regular participant in Irish cyber security conferences and meetups, presenting on his Fulbright experience and cybersecurity. He earned a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing both at the University College Dublin.
Kevin Powers is the founder and Director of the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With over 20 years of combined law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Kevin regularly provides expert commentary regarding cybersecurity and national security concerns for varying local, national, and international media outlets.
Special Episode: The Future of Atlantic Relationships After Pandemic with Ambassador Dan Mulhall
As part of Ireland at Boston College's Leadership Fireside Chat Series, in partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston, thank you for joining us today for a discussion about the European Union, Ireland, and global affairs. Dr. Bob Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute and H.E. Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland, reflect on the transatlantic relationship through the pandemic and into the future. During this discussion, the Ambassador will discuss the ways in which Ireland is shaping EU-US relationships during the crisis. The Ambassador will also discuss the dynamic and emerging Atlantic future.
Opening remarks by Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland to New England.
Ambassador Daniel Mulhall was born and brought up in Waterford. During his diplomatic career, Ambassador Mulhall has held a number of positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as Director-General for European Affairs from 2005-2009. He also served as a member of the Secretariat of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation from 1994-95, and after that he was the Department's Press Counsellor until 1998. In that capacity, he was part of the Irish Government's delegation at the time of the Good Friday agreement. He took up duty as Ireland's 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017. Ambassador Mulhall makes regular use of social media in order to provide insights into the work of the Embassy, to promote all things Irish and to engage with Irish people and those of Irish descent around the world. You can follow him on Twitter @DanMulhall.
Conversation with Saniya Chughtai: Leadership, Irish Hurling and the Wadi Tribe
In today’s conversation between Dr. Robert Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute, and Saniya Chughtai, CEO and Founder of The Wadi Tribe, an inclusive, immersive and diverse edutainment brand, Saniya discusses how her Pakistani and Irish roots shaped her global view on the world and inspired her love of the sport of Irish hurling which she captured in her new children's book series Tach the Hurler. Proceeds of which will return to local Irish hurling youth programs in association with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA).
Saniya Chughtai is the CEO and Founder of The Wadi Tribe, an inclusive, immersive and diverse edutainment brand that helps develop emotional intelligence and social skills through entertaining & relatable characters, with whom kids can identify with & learn from …through edutainment. She is a philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Children’s Author, an Interior Architect and International Designer. Some of you may have seen her appearances on Design shows such as “Showhouse” on Ireland’s national television network RTÉ. Saniya recently made a short documentary titled “The Story of the Storyteller” which won the best short documentary at the GUTech short film category at the Muscat International Film Festival 2016 in Oman. For more information on Saniya you can go to https://www.thewaditribe.com/