Date(s) - 03/15/18
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ireland
Join the Council on Global Affairs and Minister Ciarán Cannon for a conversation on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, what Brexit means for Ireland’s future, and Ireland’s role in the European Union.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ireland
Ciarán Cannon is minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development. He is a TD representing Galway East. Cannon is formerly the minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills. He was first elected to Dáil Eireann in February 2011. Cannon was elected to Galway County Council in June 2004, to represent the Loughrea Electoral Area. Following the 2007 General Election An Taoiseach nominated him to Seanad Eireann. Cannon is also a strong advocate of the use of technology in education and is the founder of Excited – The Digital Learning Movement. He worked closely with teachers and industry leaders to make the case for the introduction of computer science as a subject in Irish schools.