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First Thought Talks | Ireland

First Thought Talks | Ireland | Honduras Marion McKeone, Ireland’s foremost reporter on the United States [The Sunday Business Post], will talk about the US southern border and Donald Trump’s controversial wall. She will be interviewed by Larry Donnelly, NUI Galway legal scholar and broadcaster.

WHEN & WHERE

Trump’s Wall:

A Symptom of a Greater US Sickness?

What Can We Do About Climate Change? with Mary Robinson WHEN & WHERE

Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 10am Tickets €10

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now head of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, will talk about possibly the single most important issue facing humanity. She will be introduced by Professor John Sweeney, one of Ireland’s best–known experts on climate change.

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Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 12noon Tickets €10

The Irish Border:

How Did We Get Here?

What Does Being Transgender Mean?

Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, will discuss the history of the Irish border over the last 100 years, telling us how we got to where we are today, as outlined in his best–selling book The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo–Irish Politics. He will be interviewed by Professor Gearoid O’Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus of History, NUI Galway.

Una Mullally, journalist, activist and columnist with The Irish Times, will discuss with a panel the complicated issues surrounding transgender identities and rights. Her panel will include Lu Saborío Velasquez, a trans nonbinary Honduran artist based in Dublin; Lydia Foy, the person who won the legal right to have her birth certificate reflect her chosen gender; and Eilis Barry of FLAC, who took that case.

WHEN & WHERE

WHEN & WHERE

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 2pm Tickets €10

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Saturday 20 July, 3.30pm Tickets €10 # GI AF19 7 1

Profile for Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2019  

Ireland's leading International Arts Festival, 15 - 28 July 2019. #GIAF19

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2019  

Ireland's leading International Arts Festival, 15 - 28 July 2019. #GIAF19