The University of Auckland will host the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins during his state visit to New Zealand in October 2017.
President Higgins will deliver a keynote address ‘Ireland and New Zealand – of some origins and prospects of two nations who share so many experiences and interests’
Michael D. Higgins is the ninth President of Ireland, and has been in office since 2011.
A passionate political voice, a poet and writer, academic and statesman, human rights advocate, promoter of inclusive citizenship and champion of creativity within Irish society, the President has previously served at every level of public life in Ireland, including as Ireland’s first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht.
Friday 27 October 2017
4pm-5pm, doors open at 3:30pm
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G. Glenn Building
The University of Auckland
12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010
Register by following this link.