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Of Public Intellectuals, Universities, and a Democratic Crisis

LSE European Institute-APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe series

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2012 
Time: 6.30-7.30pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Michael D. Higgins
Chair: Peter Sutherland

On 11 November 2011, Michael D. Higgins was inaugurated as the ninth President of Ireland.


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, Michael D. Higgins has previously served at almost every level of public life in Ireland, including as Ireland's first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

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