“The Globalization of Ireland”

In a special lecture sponsored by The Institute for American Irish Studies at Pace University, author and acclaimed international business journalist Michael J. O’Sullivan will provide insight into Ireland’s great leap forward from developing to postindustrial economy, and how it became one of the great globalization success stories.

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Why Irish Eyes Are Smiling …
Acclaimed Author and International Journalist
Michael J. O’Sullivan Discusses
“The Globalization of Ireland” –
Pace University, November 30, 6 PM

Ireland is both the “happiest” nation in the world (ranked by Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the great success stories for globalization. But WHY? Can it last? Can the U.S. learn from it?

In a special lecture sponsored by The Institute for American Irish Studies at Pace University, author and acclaimed international business journalist Michael J. O’Sullivan will provide insight into Ireland’s great leap forward from developing to postindustrial economy, and how it became one of the great globalization success stories. Specifically:

• Challenges which continue to face Ireland and Irish society due to globalization
• What other countries, particularly the U.S., can learn from Ireland
• What globalization means to Ireland and how it has changed the country
• Secrets of Ireland’s success
• Special relationship between Ireland and the United States
• Key role of the U.S. in the globalization of Ireland

When: Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 6 p.m.

Where: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York (across from City Hall)

Who: Michael J. O’Sullivan is the author of the book “Ireland and the Global Question,” published in the United States by Syracuse University Press (and in Ireland by Cork University Press). O’Sullivan appears weekly on major business stations such as CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and on the BBC World Service radio. He has written op-ed articles in international newspapers including The Wall Street Journal Europe. Educated at UCC and Bailliol College, Oxford, O’Sullivan has taught economics at Princeton University. He currently works in the City of London.

Contact (General Public) – Christopher P. Cahill, The Institute for American Irish Studies at Pace University, 212-346-1574, ccahill@pace.edu

Contact (Media Relations) – Samuella R. Becker, Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1637, sbecker2@pace.edu

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