President of Ireland to give keynote address at the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne will present the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, with an honorary Doctorate of Laws on Thursday, October 12. Following the conferring ceremony, President Higgins will deliver a keynote address.
Michael D. Higgins is the ninth President of Ireland, and has been in office since 2011. He was Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht from 1993 to 1997 and President of the Labour Party from 2003 until his election as President. Prior to his political career, he was a Lecturer at University College Galway and Visiting Professor at Southern Illinois University.