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When: Thursday, 3rd October
6:00 PM
Where: The Atrium, Copernico Science 14
Rue de la Science 14
1000 Bruxelles
Contact: Ursula Gavan
00 353 61 202475

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UL Alumni is delighted to announce our return to Brussels! On the evening of Thursday 3 October, we will host a special gathering for University of Limerick alumni, former students and friends.

We are honoured to be joined by UL alumna Professor Brigid Laffan as Guest Speaker on the topic ‘Brexit: Ireland’s English Challenge’Dr Des Fitzgerald, UL President and Majella O'Connell, UL Alumni Executive Director, will also be in attendance and are looking forward to reconnecting with alumni and friends in Brussels. This promises to be a really stimulating evening among fellow graduates and friends and we hope you can join us.

Prof Laffan is  Professor and Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI). A recipient of numerous awards, Brigid received the UL Alumni Award for her outstanding contribution to Academia in 2018. In 2005, she was elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and in 2010 received the Ordre nationale du Mérite from the President of the French Republic. Her scholarship has been recognised by the award as a Senior Fellow in the Social Sciences by the Government of Ireland (2002), the THESEUS Award for Outstanding Research on European Integration in 2012, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to the development of European Studies in 2014 by the UK Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). Brigid was also awarded a Doctorate honoris causa by the National University of Ireland (NUI) in 2015 and the University of Edinburgh in 2017.

This event will take place at Copernico Science 14, Rue de la Science 14, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.

Admission is FREE but please register above so we know how many to cater for.

We very much hope to see you all there and please spread the word!

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