Disapora and Development

Disapora and Development

31 Oct – 1 Nov 2014

In association with Irish Aid (Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade), Diaspora Matters and The Irish Times

In Ireland, we have become increasingly aware in recent years of the importance of diaspora outreach to our small island, especially in the wake of the global economic crisis, and particularly in relation to our large diaspora presence in the US. At the same time, we are conscious of the responsibilities of diaspora engagement as a two-way process that must be based on recognition, respect and reciprocity. At the UCD Clinton Institute we have sought to underline this approach through our research, including a recent study for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the “next generation” of the Irish diaspora. In this we share President Clinton’s view that “diasporas can drive positive and enduring change.”

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