Study Group: Could ‘Things Fall Apart’ in the Coming Years, and How Can They be Held Together?
Daniel Mulhall spent 44 years in Ireland’s diplomatic service, including as Ambassador to Malaysia (2001-2005), Germany (2009-2013), United Kingdom (2013-2017) and the United States (2017-2022). His assignment in London coincided with the UK’s referendum on leaving the European Union during which he was active in highlighting the negative implications of Brexit for British-Irish relations and for Northern Ireland. He also held senior positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, as Press Spokesman and Director-General for European Affairs. He was part of the Irish Government’s delegation at the negotiations culminating in the Good Friday Agreement (1998) that brought peace to Northern Ireland. Since retiring as an Ambassador, he has been Global Distinguished Professor in Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University and Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and is a currently a consultant with the law firm, DLA Piper.