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    First Honorary Membership Award: Former Ambassador Anne Anderson

    • 09 Apr 2018 to 09 Apr 2018
    • pin D101, College of Social Sciences and Law Boardroom, Newman Building
    • UCD Politics & International Relations Society

    Event Description

    UCD Politics & International Relations Society is delighted to announce the first recipient of an honorary membership to the society, former ambassador Anne Anderson. Ms. Anderson has had an exceptional commitment, hard work and influential role as the first female ambassador to many significant Irish diplomatic missions. A former UCD student receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Politics. Ms. Anderson was the 17th Ambassador of Ireland to the United States. She has also served as Ambassador of Ireland to the UN, the European Union, France, and Monaco. Ms. Anderson ensured that a particular focus at the UN was on development/human rights/gender equality issues. She is the first woman to hold each of these positions. The Financial Times described her appointment to the EU as making history. She has continued to be known as "a trailblazer for Irish feminism". Join us for a personal discussion with Ms. Anderson and be part of the experience when we award her with the "First Honorary Membership Award" to the society. Make sure you register here: https://goo.gl/forms/6BoS9YJnac6WZGoj2 Time: 5pm Location: D101, College of Social Sciences and Law Boardroom, Newman Building. “She made history by sitting down”. (Financial Times on Ms. Anderson's appointment to the EU in 2004).