The Institute of Political Science and Administration of UMCS is pleased to invite the employees and students of the University to the next meeting of "Diplomatic Talks". This time we are honoured to host the Ambassador of Ireland to Poland Patrick Haughey.

The Ambassador will give a lecture entitled “50 Years of Ireland in the EU”.

After the lecture, a Q&A session is planned, during which each participant of the event will have the opportunity to ask the Ambassador a question.

Date: June 16 (Friday), 10:00 am (The organizer kindly asks you to arrive half an hour before the start of the event). 

Place: Hall A.1.09, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Głęboka 45 Street, Lublin

The meeting will be led by Prof. dr hab. Marek Pietraś, Director of the Institute of Political Science and Administration of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

The meeting will be held in English.

About the Ambassador:

Current Role: Ambassador of Ireland to Poland since 2022
Place of Birth: Omagh, Northern Ireland
Education: Economics and Management, Oxford, 2003, First Class Honours

Patrick Haughey grew up in Omagh in Northern Ireland. He studied Economics and Management at Oxford, then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Patrick’s first posting was to the British Embassy in Moscow, where he served as Second Secretary covering economic and energy issues, before being promoted to head of the Economic section. Patrick was then posted to the British Embassy in Paris as First Secretary Political (2011-2015), covering foreign policy issues.

From 2015-2018, Patrick was head of the Political Section in the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, covering Israel-UK bilateral cooperation, regional issues, and the Middle East Peace Process.

Patrick joined Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 2018. As Director of Ireland’s Humanitarian Unit, he managed Ireland’s humanitarian aid budget of around €100 million annually, as well as response to breaking humanitarian crises.

From 2020-2022 Patrick was Director of the Gulf and Middle East Unit. This coincided with Ireland’s position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. In this role, Patrick oversaw successful negotiations on two UN Security Council Resolutions to extend the mandate for cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, as well as Ireland’s role as Facilitator on the Security Council for the Iranian nuclear deal.

Patrick is married and has two young boys. He speaks French and Russian and is learning Polish.

(source: Embassy of Ireland to Poland)

Initially posted by Ihor Kolisnichenko


    Date of addition
    15 June 2023