Luck of the Irish: Former Irish PM Enda Kenny on Why Ireland is One of the Most Globalized Countries
November 21, 2019: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The Union League Club of Chicago hosts a contingent of prominent Irish leaders at a luncheon featuring former Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
Union League Club
65 West Jackson
The Union League Club of Chicago will host a contingent of prominent Irish leaders at a luncheon featuring former Prime Minister Enda Kenny who will make remarks from a global perspective about Brexit, the booming Irish economy and other key issues. He will be accompanied by the Irish Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, who will also speak. Members and guests will serenaded by internationally famous tenor, Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors. Their American guide and host, former Virginia Governor, Robert McDonnell, whose ancestors came from the same village as Mr. Kenny, will also attend.
The event will begin with an 11:30 a.m. reception followed by lunch and the program at noon. The price is $55 per person. Chicago Booth alumni will be seated at one table of 10.
Please note that the Union League Club has a business casual dress code for this event. Dress denim is not permitted.
$55 - Chicago Booth alumni will be seated at one table of 10.
Refunds cannot be issued after 11/17/2019 at noon.
Enda Kenny (Speaker)
Former PM of Ireland
Mr. Enda Kenny took office as Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) in 2011 during the height of the fallout from the global financial crisis. In his own words, the country was 6 weeks away from 'falling off the cliff' and some difficult decisions had to be made and policies put into place. In the six years that followed he led Ireland out of the IMF-EU-ECB (Troika) bailout and unemployment dropped from 15% to 6%, and interest rates on Irish borrowing fell from 15% to zero, a truly remarkable turn-around. Ireland had also regained its position as the fastest-growing member of the European Union by the time he left office in 2017. He is most often requested to speak on geopolitical developments (with focus on trade), post-Brexit EU and Ireland, as well as his leadership insights gained from 40 years public service within Ireland and on the European and international stage.
Cosmin Lucaci, '16