Irish Ambassador to visit Tulane University

November 1, 2011

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210

Michael Collins, Ireland's ambassador to the United States, will give a public talk on Nov. 10

Michael Collins, Ireland's ambassador to the United States, will discuss his country's economic recovery, the European Union and U.S.-Irish relations in the talk "Ireland and the United States: Transatlantic Partnerships on the Road to Recovery," 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 10 in Stibbs Conference Room 203, located on the second floor of Tulane's Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life.

Collins’ talk, which is free and open to the public, will also focus on the strong historic links between Ireland and the United States and, in particular, New Orleans and the desire to build even stronger connections.

The peace process in Northern Ireland and the invaluable support of the United States in that process will also be discussed.

"We are delighted to host Ambassador Collins who represents not only an important American ally but a country to which so many New Orleanians can trace their ancestral origins," Tulane Provost Michael Bernstein said. "This is a great learning opportunity for our students and the entire city."

Collins’ talk is sponsored by Tulane and Irish Network New Orleans.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000