MacGill Summer School
July 2022

The 42nd MacGill Summer School in association with University of Notre Dame
will take place from July 21st-24th, at The Highlands Hotel.

The MacGill Summer School is Ireland's international forum for thought leaders to discuss the critical issues facing the country, Europe, and our world.

The MacGill Summer School was founded forty years ago in the small town of Glenties in County Donegal and has grown from very modest beginnings to being one of the most important fora in Ireland for the analysis of topics of national and international interest.

It has consistently been a source of innovative and fresh thinking on a range of social, economic, and political ideas. Every July it brings together government ministers, parliamentarians, heads of industry, trade union leaders, economists, sociologists, church leaders and a broad range of public representatives from the North and South of Ireland, and beyond. 

In 2022, the event will be in association with University of Notre Dame and in-person. It take place from July 21st-24th, at The Highlands Hotel. Tickets are limited click here to book tickets

Schedule 2022


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The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

15.00 Opening of MacGill School 2022

 

15.30 Ukraine: The Tragedy & The Future For Its People

 

17.00  Music & Culture from Ukraine 

 

18.00 BREAK

 

20.00 With the impact of the pandemic and Ukraine –  Is Globalisation dead? What is the way forward for the planet?

 

21.00 CLOSE

 

* Programme is subject to change

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

11.00 Welcome to Day 2 of MacGill 2022

 

11.05 Is recession inevitable and can the Irish economy withstand it?

 

12.30 Militant Democracy 2.0 – What has to change to make democracies resilient?

 

1.15 LUNCH

 

14.30 Destruction of Ukraine and Russian aggression has set a new and complex agenda for the European Union

 

15.30 Break

 

16.00 The Future Direction of Russia?

 

17. 30 Break

 

20.00 Another Place of Suffering—Afghanistan

 

21.00 Close of Day 2

 

* Programme is subject to change

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

11.00  Welcome to Day 3 of MacGill 2021

 

11.05  The 22nd Annual Hume Lecture

 

12.30  LUNCH

 

14.30  New Threats & Neutrality – In these turbulent times is Neutrality an option anymore?

 

16.00  The most urgent problem facing the world is energy—how does it wean itself off fossil fuels?  

 

17.30 BREAK

 

20.00  Recital

* Programme is subject to change

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

11.00 Welcome to Day 4 of MacGill 2022

 

11.05 The threats to our planet have never been greater and the dangers never more frightening. Can mankind overcome and how?

 

12.30 LUNCH

 

14.00 Friel Experience
Walk from the courthouse to The Laurels where lived Brian Friel’s “five brave Glenties women” –his mother and four aunts– celebrated in his masterpiece, DANCING AT LUGHNASA.
One of Friel’s short stories will be read by acclaimed Donegal actor, Charlie Bonner.

 

15.00 Close of MacGill Summer School 2022

* Programme is subject to change

Thursday, July 21st

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

15.00 Opening of MacGill School 2022

 

15.30 Ukraine: The Tragedy & The Future For Its People

 

17.00  Music & Culture from Ukraine 

 

18.00 BREAK

 

20.00 With the impact of the pandemic and Ukraine –  Is Globalisation dead? What is the way forward for the planet?

 

21.00 CLOSE

 

* Programme is subject to change

Friday, July 22nd

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

11.00 Welcome to Day 2 of MacGill 2022

 

11.05 Is recession inevitable and can the Irish economy withstand it?

 

12.30 Militant Democracy 2.0 – What has to change to make democracies resilient?

 

1.15 LUNCH

 

14.30 Destruction of Ukraine and Russian aggression has set a new and complex agenda for the European Union

 

15.30 Break

 

16.00 The Future Direction of Russia?

 

17. 30 Break

 

20.00 Another Place of Suffering—Afghanistan

 

21.00 Close of Day 2

 

* Programme is subject to change

Saturday, July 23rd

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

11.00  Welcome to Day 3 of MacGill 2021

 

11.05  The 22nd Annual Hume Lecture

 

12.30  LUNCH

 

14.30  New Threats & Neutrality – In these turbulent times is Neutrality an option anymore?

 

16.00  The most urgent problem facing the world is energy—how does it wean itself off fossil fuels?  

 

17.30 BREAK

 

20.00  Recital

* Programme is subject to change

Sunday, July 24th

The Destruction of Ukraine & Its People:

The Fallout for Mankind

 

11.00 Welcome to Day 4 of MacGill 2022

 

11.05 The threats to our planet have never been greater and the dangers never more frightening. Can mankind overcome and how?

 

12.30 LUNCH

 

14.00 Friel Experience
Walk from the courthouse to The Laurels where lived Brian Friel’s “five brave Glenties women” –his mother and four aunts– celebrated in his masterpiece, DANCING AT LUGHNASA.
One of Friel’s short stories will be read by acclaimed Donegal actor, Charlie Bonner.

 

15.00 Close of MacGill Summer School 2022

* Programme is subject to change

Registration is now open for the 2022 MacGill Summer School which will take place in person from July 21st – 24th

MacGill Summer School 2022 is in association with:

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Kindly supported by:

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